The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell.
The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London.
It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred. His uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.
A gripping tale of love, rivalry and violence, Sword Song tells the story of England's making.
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‘The characterisation, as ever, is excellent…And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life: the bitter weather; the swollen rivers; the soliders gossiping about ale and women…he can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war, showing a feeling for the ways of fighting men which is too often lacking in the politicians who send them into battle.’
This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution’. News of the World
‘He’s called a master story-teller. Really he’s cleverer than that.’
‘There are many authors who are now writing historical fiction, and some of them are almost as good as Cornwell, but so far there’s none better.’
Yorkshire Evening Post
‘Sword Song’s as sharply written as all of Cornwell’s historical adventures.’ Bournemouth Daily Echo
‘…this will not disappoint Cornwell’s legions of fans.’ Western Daily Press
‘…epic drama, rich language and a thoroughly satisfying journey through Saxon history.’ Eastern Daily PressAbout the Author:
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 366 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007219717
Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007219717