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REVIEW The Last Kingdom 107 ¿ BBC2’s major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero Uhtred of Bebbanburg The Last Kingdom is the first book in the seriesUhtred is an English boy born into the aristocracy of ninth century Northumbria Orphaned at ten he is caBBC2’s major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero Uhtred of Bebbanburg The Last Kingdom is the first book in the seriesUhtred is an English boy born into the aristocracy of ninth century Northumbria Orphaned at ten he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred King of Wessex who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assaultThe struggle between the English a. A Review That Has Very Little to Do with This BookSometimes you need a lot of book You know what I mean Those Fridays you come home lie down on the couch and resolve not to come back until Sunday afternoon You have vetoed faces and the spoken word The phone will remain unplugged except for the ordering of something greasyOn these Fridays you have two options dissolve into a self pitying gelatinous blob or turn to a lot of book You are not without survival skills You put stock in the usefulness of books They’ve gotten you through weekends when you waited for the phone to ring times when your flight’s been cancelled road trips with the family So you know to turn to a lot of bookWhat you don’t need is Joyce stinking up the joint What you need on this weekend is something with a clean plot a protagonist that will win and somewhere to go far far from here You need good historical fiction Miniver might push Ivanhoe but let’s face it such nobility will exhaust you This weekend may I suggest the sword’s song and the whale’s way and the red dawnWhat you need is a series something that weighs in at 2000 plus pages so there’s no danger of running out Go ahead Follow the nose of the masses This series is a bestseller you can count on its opiate properties It’ll get you through til dawn And Bloody Sunday

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Nd the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred's kingdom Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of the Danish invasion Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea There in the horror of the shield wall he dis. An outstanding novel set in England during medieval times in the year 866 AD The author introduces real historical figures; Guthrum the Unlucky Ubba the Horrible and Ivar the Boneless all fearless Dane warriors’ intent on taking over the English kingdoms They arrive in their magnificent ships outfitted with rich colorful shields finely carved prows sterns with ominous dragons and serpents and mastheads painted with bold eagles A frightening sight for many townspeople who flee their homes trying to avoid the slaughter they knew would come The story centers on an English lad Uhtred of Bebbanburg a fervent believer in the spinners of fate As he follows the destiny he feels he cannot avoid Uhtred is eventually caught between his loyalty to his country and unexpected love for the Danes An incredible read

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The Last KingdomCovers his true allegianceThe Last Kingdom like most of Bernard Cornwell's books is firmly based on true history It is the first novel of a series that will tell the tale of Alfred the Great and his descendants and of the enemies they faced Viking warriors like Ivar the Boneless and his feared brother Ubba Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties reluctant love and desperate heroism In Uhtred he has created one of his most interesting and heroic characters and in The Last Kingdom one of his most powerful and passionate nove. I had no idea what I was getting into when I read this book I'd never read Bernard Cornwell All I knew was that it was a book about Vikings Anyway I absolutely loved it And I became a permanent Bernard Cornwell fan I think Uhtred is one of my favorite characters of all time Yes he’s mean arrogant and a bit of an antihero but he’s a full blooded character and I felt like I really got to know him This book goes through Uhtred’s childhood as a Saxon raised by the Danes and after reading his childhood I can understand his blood thirsty nature and his conflicted loyalties I’m always a bit amused by Uhtred’s grumpy disposition Cornwell has a way of bringing the Dark Ages alive with gritty realism and he makes the reader feel like they are right on the battlefield right there with Uhtred In fact I’ve actually become uite spoiled by Cornwell because most historical fiction doesn’t draw me in this well This truly is one of my favorite series of all time