(The Last Kingdom Series Book 4)Author: Bernard Cornwell
The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred’s kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London.
It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred. His uncertain loyalties must now decide England’s future.
A gripping story of love, rivalry and violence, Sword Song tells the story of England’s making.
“Ninth-century Britain and a master of storytelling – it’s a marriage made in heaven.” Telegraph
“The characterisation, as ever, is excellent…And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life: the bitter weather; the swollen rivers; the soldiers gossiping about ale and women…he can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war, showing a feeling for the ways of fighting men which is too often lacking in the politicians who send them into battle.” Sunday Telegraph
“This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution”. News of the World
“Cornwell’s narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.” Observer
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