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The latest chapter in the epic saga of the making of England, magnificently brought to life by "the reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today), Bernard Cornwell.
As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his lifelong goal of a unified England in peril, his kingdom on the brink of chaos. Though his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throneas well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Torn between his vows to Alfred and the desire to reclaim his long-lost ancestral lands in the north, Uhtred, Saxon-born and Viking-raised, remains the king's warrior but has sworn no oath to the crown prince.
Now he must make a momentous decision that will forever transform his life and the course of history: to take up armsand Alfred's mantleor lay down his sword and let his liege's dream of a unified kingdom die along with him.
|Publish Date:||Aug 28, 2012|
|Number of Pages:||336|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.55|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.0 x 5.3 x 0.8|
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