The Empty Throne
England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her strongest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The scene is set for an explosive battle between elders and warriors for the empty throne.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rodweston - LibraryThing
Bernard Cornwell brings alive the England in birthing with an irreverent, raucous Saxon who would prefer to be a Dane but is tied by his honor to King Alfred. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing
The formation of England is coming to fruition in this tale that features a middle aged Uhtred, slowly recovering from a bad battle wound. His son, Uhtred, and his daughter play a big role in the ... Read full review