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Sword Song (The Saxon Chronicles, Book 4) - Bernard Cornwell
Sword Song (The Saxon Chronicles, Book 4)
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The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife, and two children, and a... show more
The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife, and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help. Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Ætheleflæd—Alfred's daughter—is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred's kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future. A gripping story of love, deceit, and violence, Sword Song is set in an England of tremendous turmoil and strife—yet one galvanized by the hope that Alfred may prove an enduring force. Uhtred, his lord of war and greatest warrior, has become his sword—a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060888640 (0060888644)
ASIN: 0060888644
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
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2.0 Sword Song (The Saxon Chronicles, Book 4)
I love this series - but this particular book (aside from the lovely cover art) was a bit of a disappoiintment
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I can usually depend on Mr. Cornwell to provide a good read whenever I am unsure where I want to go next. Sadly, [b:Sword Song|1297150|Sword Song (The Saxon Stories, #4)|Bernard Cornwell|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348898646s/1297150.jpg|3186921] barely measures up. Uhtred remains bound by his oa...
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