By Bernard Cornwell
The fourth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling sequence chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like online game of Thrones, yet actual” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the US tv series.
The yr is 885, and England is at peace, divided among the Danish nation to the north and the Saxon state of Wessex within the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior via intuition, Viking by way of nature—has ultimately settled down. He has land, a spouse and young ones, and an obligation given to him through King Alfred to carry the frontier at the Thames. yet then hassle stirs: a useless guy has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman urban of London. Their dream is to overcome Wessex, and to do it they want Uhtred’s help.
Alfred has different principles. He wishes Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred needs to weigh his oath to the king opposed to the damaging turning tide of transferring allegiances and lethal energy struggles. And different hurricane clouds are collecting: Alfred’s daughter is newly married, yet via a merciless accident, her very lifestyles now threatens Alfred’s country. it really is Uhtred—half Saxon, part Dane—whose doubtful loyalties needs to now make a decision England’s future.
Sword Song is Cornwell’s best paintings yet—vivid with interval element, this breathtaking experience throroughly reimagines essentially the most attention-grabbing stories in all of history—the beginning of England—and breathes lifestyles into the bright king who made it attainable: Alfred the Great.
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