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The sixth installment of Bernard Cornwell's New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, "like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer, London)--the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series.

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 throne--as 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 arms--and Alfred's mantle--or lay down his sword and let his liege's dream of a unified kingdom die along with him.

  • ISBN-13: 9780061969669
  • ISBN-10: 0061969664
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
  • Page Count: 336