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The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of   Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help.

Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.

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The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of   Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help.

Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Fort, Agincourt, the Saxon Tales, the Richard Sharpe series, and many other novels. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

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ISBN:
9780061370946
Author:
Cornwell, Bernard
Publisher:
HarperAudio
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Glover, Jamie
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Tbd
Performed by:
Glover, Jamie
Performed:
Glover, Jamie
Author:
Glover, Jamie
Author:
by Bernard Cornwell
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Great Britain History Alfred, 871-899.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Saxon Tales
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20080122
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.42x5.68x.78 in. .34 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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"Synopsis" by , The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of   Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help.

Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.

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