By Bernard Cornwell, Jonathan Keeble, HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Enter a global the place bloody battles and heroic deeds mix within the ancient fight to unite Britain within the face of a standard enemy. The 3rd instalment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred sequence, follows on from the phenomenal past novels The final Kingdom and The light Horseman.
The 12 months is 878 and the Vikings were thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred, clean from struggling with for Alfred within the conflict to loose Wessex, travels north to hunt revenge for his father's loss of life, killed in a bloody raid through Uhtred's previous enemy, renegade Danish lord, Kjartan.
While Kjartan lurks in his ambitious stronghold of Dunholm, the north is overrun via chaos, uprising and worry. including a small band of warriors, Uhtred plans his assault on his enemy, revenge fuelling his anger, resolute on bloody retribution. yet, he unearths himself betrayed and finally ends up on a determined slave voyage to Iceland. Rescued by means of a striking alliance of outdated neighbors and enemies, he and his allies, including Alfred the nice, are loose to struggle once again in a conflict for strength, glory and honour.
The Lords of the North is a story of England's making, a strong tale of betrayal, fight and romance, set in an England torn aside by means of turmoil and upheaval.
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I said, because that was the first and most important lesson that had to be thumped into the thirty young men. They were the king’s household troops so they must always stay with the king, but that was not the answer I wanted from Clapa. ” He thought for a while, then brightened. ” “That’s right,” I said, dragging his shield up from his ankles. “You don’t dangle it around your toes! ” Rypere was a Saxon, skinny where Clapa was solid, and clever as a weasel. Rypere was a nickname which meant thief, for that was what Rypere was and if there had been any justice he would have been branded and whipped, but I liked the cunning in his young eyes and reckoned he would prove a killer.
I shouted at a hulking young Dane. I had forgotten his real name, but everyone called him Clapa, which meant clumsy. He was a huge farm boy, as strong as two other men, but not the cleverest of mortals. He stared at me with dumb eyes as I stalked toward the line. ” “Stay close to the king, lord,” he said with a puzzled look. ” I said, because that was the first and most important lesson that had to be thumped into the thirty young men. They were the king’s household troops so they must always stay with the king, but that was not the answer I wanted from Clapa.
Folk were shouting at me, calling me king and Willibald turned and bellowed to Guthred. ” “The people want a king,” Guthred said, “and Uhtred looks like one. ” A number of younger monks, armed with staves, kept the excited people away from the church doors. The crowd had been promised a miracle by Eadred and they had been waiting for days, expecting their king to come, and then I had ridden from the east in the glory of a warrior, which is what I am and always have been. All my life I have followed the path of the sword.