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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Jamie Glover Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Tales Release Date:
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The second installment of Bernard Cornwell’s 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 BBC America television series.

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms.

At the end of The Last Kingdom, The Danes had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long. The Danish Vikings quickly invade and occupy three of England’s four kingdoms—and all that remains of the once proud country is a small piece of marshland, where Alfred and his family live with a few soldiers and retainers, including Uhtred, the dispossessed English nobleman who was raised by the Danes. Uhtred has always been a Dane at heart, and has always believed that given the chance, he would fight for the men who raised him and taught him the Viking ways. But when Iseult, a powerful sorceress, enters Uhtred’s life, he is forced to consider feelings he’s never confronted before—and Uhtred discovers, in his moment of greatest peril, a new-found loyalty and love for his native country and ruler.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Filled with bawdy humor, bloodlust, treachery and valor, this stirring tale will leave readers eager for the next volume in this Alfred the Great series.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jamie Glover narrates the historical fiction with solemnity, capturing tones of fear and exhilaration in battle and bedroom…His scholarly British voice fits the text, imparting historical veracity and fictional gravity.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Cornwell, the author of the excellent Sharpe series, displays his usual flair for providing action-packed martial history populated by a diverse array of realistically drawn characters. A crackerjack adventure tale from a master of the craft.” 

    Booklist

  • “Swords, shields, mud and blood. Great stuff, as always, from the master.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan M. Malencia | 2/19/2014

    " This book had a very strong storyline. Great action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ty | 2/19/2014

    " A wonderful historic fiction. High recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brad | 2/12/2014

    " The Saxon series is my favorite of all Cornwell's series. If you like vikings and war, you'll love this. If not, you soon will. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeff | 1/21/2014

    " Historical Fiction at its best "

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