By Bernard Cornwell
The fourth 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 US tv series.
The 12 months is 885, and England is at peace, divided among the Danish state to the north and the Saxon state of Wessex within the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by means of intuition, Viking through nature—has eventually settled down. He has land, a spouse and childrens, 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 wish Uhtred’s help.
Alfred has different rules. 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 lifestyles now threatens Alfred’s state. it's Uhtred—half Saxon, part Dane—whose doubtful loyalties needs to now come to a decision England’s future.
Sword Song is Cornwell’s most interesting paintings yet—vivid with interval aspect, this breathtaking event throroughly reimagines probably the most attention-grabbing stories in all of history—the delivery of England—and breathes existence into the bright king who made it attainable: Alfred the Great.
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