By Bernard Cornwell
The 9th installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling sequence chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like video game of Thrones, yet actual” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the USA tv series.
A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. King Alfred’s son Edward and bold daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. yet everywhere in the stressed Northmen, eyeing the wealthy lands and filthy rich church buildings, are mounting raids.
Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms’ maximum warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified urban of Chester. yet forces are amassing opposed to him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led via the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are quickly joined via the Northumbrians, and their power may perhaps turn out overwhelming. regardless of the collection risk, either Edward and Aethelflaed are reluctant to maneuver out of the security in their fortifications. yet with Uhtred’s personal daughter married to Ivarson’s brother, who might be trusted?
In the fight among kinfolk and loyalty, among own ambition and political dedication, there'll be no effortless course. yet a guy with a warrior’s braveness are able to locate it. one of these guy is Uhtred, and this can be his most interesting hour.