By Bernard Cornwell
The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling sequence chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like video game of Thrones, yet genuine” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the US tv series.
This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of britain within the ninth and tenth centuries, the years during which King Alfred the nice, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied 3 of England’s 4 kingdoms.
The tale is noticeable during the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who's captured as a baby by way of the Danes after which raised by way of them in order that, by the point the Northmen commence their attack on Wessex (Alfred’s nation and the final territory in English fingers) Uhtred virtually thinks of himself as a Dane. He definitely has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no fit for Viking savagery, but while Alfred all at once defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves activate Uhtred, he's eventually compelled to decide on facets. by means of now he's a tender guy, in love, expert to struggle and able to take his position within the dreaded guard wall. primarily, notwithstanding, he needs to recuperate his father’s land, the mesmerizing citadel of Bebbanburg through the wild northern sea.
This exciting adventure—based on current files of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time whilst legislation and order have been ripped violently aside via a pagan attack on Christian England, an attack that got here very with regards to destroying England.