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 USA tv series.
The 12 months is 885, and England is at peace, divided among the Danish nation to the north and the Saxon nation of Wessex within the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior via intuition, Viking by way of nature—has eventually settled down. He has land, a spouse and little ones, and an obligation given to him through King Alfred to carry the frontier at the Thames. yet then difficulty stirs: a lifeless 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 desires Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred needs to weigh his oath to the king opposed to the harmful turning tide of moving allegiances and lethal strength struggles. And different typhoon clouds are collecting: Alfred’s daughter is newly married, yet through a merciless accident, her very life now threatens Alfred’s nation. it truly 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 event throroughly reimagines the most interesting stories in all of history—the delivery of England—and breathes existence into the bright king who made it attainable: Alfred the Great.