The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)
By Bernard Cornwell
The first 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.
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 obvious in the course of the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who's captured as a baby through the Danes after which raised via them in order that, by the point the Northmen commence their attack on Wessex (Alfred’s nation and the final territory in English palms) 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 whilst Alfred without warning defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves activate Uhtred, he's ultimately pressured to settle on aspects. via now he's a tender guy, in love, proficient to struggle and able to take his position within the dreaded guard wall. specially, even though, he needs to get better his father’s land, the mesmerizing fortress of Bebbanburg by way of the wild northern sea.
This exciting adventure—based on current files of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time while legislations and order have been ripped violently aside through a pagan attack on Christian England, an attack that got here very as regards to destroying England.