(The Last Kingdom Series Book 9)Author: Bernard Cornwell
Ragnall Ivarson – a savage pirate king – has abandoned his lands in Ireland and declared that fate has granted him Britain. Among his allies is Brida, once the young Uhtred’s lover, now an embittered widow with warriors, a fortress and a fiery hatred of Christians and Uhtred.
Often against his will, Uhtred has long been ensnared in the battle for the kingdoms of Britain. Now his family is caught up too – horribly so. He faces enemies feared for their cruelty. But Uhtred’s pagan heart burns for revenge…
“Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles”. The Times
“A virtuoso of historical fiction”. Sunday Telegraph
“Strong narrative, vigorous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own”. Sunday Times
“This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution”. News of the World
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