The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1)
Pages no: 384
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
I’ve heard much good about Bernard Cornwell’s historical fiction, but I’ll have to say that I was a bit disappointed with this book. Although I find the history and the details interesting, the story is about as dry as dust. The characters are so poorly developed that I don't care about any them. Uh...
I'm becoming a fan of historical fiction but have not read enough to offer comparisons or to have developed a distinguishing palate. Nonetheless, I found The Last Kingdom interesting. There was gore galore, and very little romanticism of the age. One gold nugget I'll take away from this story is its...
What a mesmerizing story. One of the best books that I have read in a long time. Cornwell does a great job of weaving in actual historical events and persons into his finely crafted tale. The battle scenes are so well written that it is impossible not to visualize the scene.