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by Jamie Glover, Bernard Cornwell
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Blackbird's Book Blog
Blackbird's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
First rate piece of historical fiction. Although it is difficult to be a visitor in this world because the brutality is soul crushing. However, the quality of the writing and the thought provoking themes will keep me reading the whole series. But maybe t ake a break between books.
charlton
charlton rated it 3 years ago
Good book and well written. You have an English boy captured by the Danes and pretty much raised by the Danes.At one point his Dane father is killed by some enemy Danes.This drives him to an English kingdom at which point he decides to be English and someday have revenge for his Danish father's deat...
BrendaSD
BrendaSD rated it 3 years ago
I had this book on my TBR for several months but only got to it after watching the first season of the TV series on BBC. The book is a detailed account of the battle for England in the late 800s between the Danes (Vikings, Norsemen, etc) and King Albert. The story follows Uhtred Ragnarson a Saxon ...
BrendaSD
BrendaSD rated it 3 years ago
I had this book on my TBR for several months but only got to it after watching the first season of the TV series on BBC. The book is a detailed account of the battle for England in the late 800s between the Danes (Vikings, Norsemen, etc) and King Albert. The story follows Uhtred Ragnarson a Saxon ...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
The start of another historical series from Bernard Cornwell, set in the early days of Danish invasion and settlement.Uhtred is the son of an English alderman. After his father is killed during a raid by the Danes, he is taken in and raised by them. His uncle takes his home village from him during t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
Revisit 2015 via miniseries:Episode One description: Lord Uhtred (Matthew Macfadyen), one of the more important earldormen of Northumbria, is killed and his 10-year old son, Uhtred, and a girl called Brida are taken as slaves by the Viking chief Earl Ragnar. The boy saves Ragnar's daughter Thyra fro...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it 5 years ago
The Last Kingdom is the beginning of Bernard Cornwell's take on the Alfred the Great story. The series starts in the year 866 and follows the son of a lesser Saxon lord, whose father is killed. The boy loses his inheritance and is raised by the Danes, who are threatening to overrun all of what will ...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 6 years ago
Beginning in 866, The Last Kingdom sets the stage for Cornwell's Saxon Stories series. We are introduced to Uhtred of Bebbanburg as a child in Northumbria and witness the tragedy of the Danish invasion as he is captured and his inheritance stolen by a selfish uncle. Uhtred eventually finds happiness...
Elysium
Elysium rated it 6 years ago
Uhtred is the heir to Bebbanburg in Northumbria but after his father and brother is killed he is taken by the Vikings that killed his family. In time he comes to see Ragnar, his Danish captor, as a father figure and learns to fight with them. While he loves the Danish way of life, he dreams of retak...
AmySea
AmySea rated it 7 years ago
Too much rape. I can't finish this one.
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