The Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories, #3)
Publish date: 2006
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages no: 317
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (#3)
Bernard Cornwell writes historical fiction at its best. You won't find any headless women on the cover wearing anachronistic dresses, only stinking lusty men who want nothing more than to die with a sword in their hand. Lords of the North is gritty, gory, and realistic without a romantic word uttere...
It's Danes versus Saxons in a fight for the right to rule over a cold, wet island soon to be known as England, as depicted by these toys in this unrealistic setting...Our hero Uhtred is still at it, trying to regain what is rightfully his, the impregnable fortress Bebbanburg. But as usual, a bunch o...
Cornwell is a great fallback when you can't decide what to read next, which is why I picked this one. Third book in Uhtred's tale is good enough.
workaday mp3Read by......: Tom SellwoodRun Time.....: 12 Hours 6 Mins"The Danes often put a tame Saxon on the throne."
Grr, I couldn't find the Richard-Armitage-narrated edition I listened to, but this one has a similar cover image. I enjoyed this very much, although I wonder just how wise it is to drive suburban streets while listening to graphic descriptions of people hitting each other with sharp sword...