The Last Kingdom

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HarperCollins, Jan 3, 2006 - Fiction - 368 pages

In the middle years of the ninth-century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon one man, one king.

From New York Times bestselling storyteller Bernard Cornwell comes a rousing epic adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love, and battle as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who straddled two worlds.

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A strong introduction into Cornwell's Viking series, where the Saxon kingdoms of Britain are at the mercy of a growing Viking onslaught. The main character ('Uhtred') smacks of past Cornwell character ... Read full review

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Cornwell's opening act into his original interpretation of Arthur is a smash hit. I've read several reviews complaining of the slow plot development, yet this is necessary in order to introduce and ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, and Death of Kings; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

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