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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I've found myself a new favourite author and a 13 part series to read! The author can trace his ancestry back to Uhtred the Bold, Earl of Northumbria and the main character in this book - imagine that ... Read full review

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Sometimes you just want to pull a book off the shelf and disappear into it for a weekend, and this is definitely such a book. A gripping and engagingly told tale of great historical events that forged ... 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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