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  1. says:

    ”Alfred looked dead already Indeed I might have thought him a corpse if he had not pulled his hand away from Osferth who was in tears The king’s long face was pale as fleece with sunken eyes sunken cheeks and dark shadows His hair had thinned and gone white His gums had pulled back from his remaining teeth his unshaven chin was

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    This series gets better with age Over the years Uhtred has fought in countless battles and he has slain a countless number of people He has led warriors and even armies all in the name of Alfred the Great and now Alfred is dying; he is old sick and full of bitter regret On his death bed he tries one time to unif

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    Check out my review for this fantastic book on Grimdark Magazine at Grimdark MagazineDeath of Kings the continuation of Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s tale is another roaring and shield wall frenzied addition to The Saxon Chronicles Writing that is as sharp as Wasp Sting dialogue that makes even the sternest of nun’s laugh Uht

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    These books make me wanna go In an England ravaged by Danes as marvelously and meticulously laid out by Bernard Cornwell in his The

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    A few days ago I was sent the following joke'A girl no better than she should be goes to the local council to gain some help She has ten sons an

  6. says:

    Man how do i love Uthred he is in an interesting age right now most of the famous warriorsif not all of them| are already dead at t

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    Uhtred is back in the sixth installment of the Saxon series King Alfred later known as Alfred the Great to us is dying and is dead partway through the story leaving the kingdom open to attack from different opponents especially the Danes But they don't attack right away and this puzzles Uhtred so he goes off exploring into Dane ter

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    I thought I had run out of steam with Uthred and King Alfred and their wars against the Danes in 9th century En

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    Bernard Cornwell is a prolific author and usually reliable to deliver a solid historical novel with clearly sketched battle scenes and heroic deeds of valor yet not all things are created eual and I have come to appreciate some of his

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    As Alfred is dyingan Uhthred in his middle ages shows no dulling of his vigour and fierceness of a warrior The Danes on Alfred's death embark on another campaign to conuer England And my favourite was reading about Uthred's lover Alfred's warlike daughter AethelfladUthred visits an old sorceress who predicts the death of four kings and of all of Uthred's lovesA brilliant window into 10th century Saxon England Uthred again thrills us a gr

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characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Bernard Cornwell

The master of historical fiction presents the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation As the ninth century wanes England appears about to be plunged into chaos once For the Viking raised but Saxon born warrior Uhtred whose life seems to shadow the making Death of PDF or of England this presents him with difficult choices King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island Check out my review for this fantastic book on Grimdark Magazine at Grimdark MagazineDeath of Kings the continuation of Uhtred of Bebbanburg s tale is another roaring and shield wall frenzied addition to The Saxon Chronicles Writing that is as sharp as Wasp Sting dialogue that makes even the sternest of nun s laugh Uhtred s band will leave you itching to read There are seasons of our lives when nothing seems to be happening when no smoke betrays a burned town or homestead and few tears are shed for the newly dead I have learned not to trust those times because if the world is at peace then it means someone is planning war You will I suspect have heard of Bernard Cornwell and his phenomenal story telling He has written about pretty much everything and all of it that I have read 11 books and watched 3 Seasons of The Last Kingdom is incredible You ll want to acuaint yourself with Bernard as soon as possible and be prepared fore as you begin your journey into Bernard s world you will become a Saxon warrior in 9th Century Britain or one of Arthur s trusted warriors in 5th C Britain or an archer for England in the 100 Year War Bernard is a master of writing His pacing is perfect his protagonists are full of charisma and inspiration and what makes it EVEN cooler is that it is all based on real events That s right This all happened Well most of it anyway Bernard has traced his lineage back to 9th C Britain and discovered an Uhtred of Bebbanburg in his family tree Men do not relish the shield wall They do not rush to death s embrace You look ahead and see the overlapping shields the helmets the glint of axes and spears and swords and you know you must go into the reach of those blades into the place of death and it takes time to summon the courage to heat the blood to let the madness overtake caution Now Uhtred has fought for the Alfred the Great and the Saxon s for many years showing loyalty that many did not expect of a Saxon boy raised a Dane man He has stayed with Alfred desperate to reap the benefits of his position enough to amass a war band to take back his home Bebbanburg from his uncle His continues to face this struggle alongside the reality of fighting against the hordes of Danes and other Scandinavian warriorsDeath of Kings has a different format to the previous instalments and is in turn slightly slower but do not worry Bernard Cornwell s staple witty characters have many moments to shine especially in his famous battles that he writers spectacularly This book is full of emotional scenes between characters that have been favourites since Book 1 The Last Kingdom which I shall review in the next month or so Uhtred s relationship with Alfred is one that I have appreciate much the older I get Serpent Breath was famousWasp Sting short and lethal Uhtred is a glorious character that has aged very well He is formidable in battle and uick to anger and one of Bernard s strongest characters I love how he is still similar to his younger self but has changed slightly from experiences and age I am always on Uhtred s side I just wish all of the Saxon s and Danes were too Wyrd bi ful ar d 55 Death of Kings is another magnificent instalment And what s even better is that Book 6 is only halfway through so far Saxon s vs Danes Uhtred stuck in the middle death is all around everyone wants a piece of Britain Storytelling at its best

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Death of Kings

Of Britain to renewed warfare Alfred wants his son Edward to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north Uhtred's loyalty and his vows were to Alfred not to his son and despite his long years of service to Alfred he is still not committed to the Saxon cause His own desire is to reclaim his long lost lands and castle to the nor Man how do i love Uthred he is in an interesting age right now most of the famous warriorsif not all of them are already dead at this period of time and he has become a legend feared and envied by all and a target for all the young warriors seeking fame gold and glory but Uthred s experience shows itself knowing when to slaughter and when to hold back when to be bold and when to be cautious helps him in this fantastic novel

characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Bernard Cornwell

Th But the challenge to him as the king's warrior is that he knows that he will either be the means of making Alfred's dream of a united and Christian England come to pass or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion This novel is a dramatic story of the power of tribal commitment and the terrible difficulties of divided loyalties This is the making of England magnificently brought to life Bernard Cornwell is a prolific author and usually reliable to deliver a solid historical novel with clearly sketched battle scenes and heroic deeds of valor yet not all things are created eual and I have come to appreciate some of his stuff than others The Saxon Chronicles are at the top of my preference list together with his Arthurian epic The Warlord Saga And Death of Kings may be the best of the Saxon books published yet Alfred the Great is on his death bed his long illness progressing despite fervent prayers from his priests and his dream of uniting all Saxon kingdoms under one rule is about to die with him Around Wessex the Danes are gathering their armies and their longboats like vultures around a sick beast The priests that surround Alfred believe peace can be had in exchange for holy relics and long prayers One man knows that only strong arms and hard steel will defend the dream of one Britain Uhtred of Bebbanburg has been the shield and sword of Alfred for many years yet he has little to show for his victories in battle Impoverished and sidelined by the priests who resent his faith in the Norse Gods and his libertine lifestyle Uhtred knows that Wessex stands ready to be teared apart from without by the Danes and from withing by competing claimants to the succession of Alfred There are seasons of our lives when nothing seems to be happening when no smoke betrays a burned town or homestead and few tears are shed for the newly dead I have learned not to trust those times because if the world is at peace then it means someone is planning wars The political chess game was not so difficult to follow although there are many players involved and my three year break from the series made previous events a little hazy The novel shines in other aspects like the transition of Uhtred from an impulsive berserker and bloodthirsty killing machine into a strong leader of men a tactician and a wily manipulator of information setting traps for his adversaries and turning their own tricks against them To illustrate the Danes know that people in tenth century Britain were a superstitious lot Uhtred included and they set up and pay a witch to prophesize the doom of Alfred s allies and the victory of their own side She was ugliness in human guise the galdridge the aglaecwif Aelfadell After going to the oracle himself and experimenting with shrooms and sex Uhtred decides to set up his own shrine and have a few Christian virgin maids allegedly promise victory to the Saxons and doom to the Vikings It is a complex game than I m trying to paint here view spoiler and it ends badly hide spoiler