The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help.
Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.
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Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Agincourt; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, and Sword Song; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.From AudioFile:
This epic from acclaimed storyteller Bernard Cornwell takes listeners back to England circa 885 A.D., a country divided between Danes and Saxons. With such an extensive pallet to work with, narrator Jamie Glover offers a memorable reading that will capture listeners' attention from the start and keep them intrigued throughout. Glover's deep, throaty British tone is the perfect complement to the story and gives it a stark reality. He creates a compelling portrayal of the conflicted central character, Uhtred, a vicious man who has settled into fatherhood. Glover knows how to drive the story and keep listeners involved. L.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Glasgow, United Kingdom: Harpe, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007219717
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 2007. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition, First Impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 11294
Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7219717