Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell catches up with Uhtred a few years after the events of The Lords of the North. The book is mostly based in the London area and by Cornwell’s own admission is the least historically accurate of The Last Kingdom series so far. But that doesn’t mean it’s any the less enjoyable.
“Kevin Smith, the American comedy film director. He had a heart attack.”
‘He did? Never heard of him.” If you haven’t either, then please move along quietly, nothing to see here…
The Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell as the name implies is largely is set in the north of England, specifically Northumbria of the 9th century, and follows on from Cornwell’s previous book The Pale Horseman.
Here’s a roundup of a bunch more movies I’ve seen this month. There’s no real duds this time around…
The Pale Horseman, sequel to The Last Kingdom, sees Uhtred, who we are constantly reminded was born as a Saxon in Northumbria but was raised as a Dane, defying the peace that was negotiated between pious King Alfred and the Danish chieftain Guthrum.
It surprised me to read somewhere recently that Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder have only been in four films together. Here’s a post dedicated to those movies which includes spoilers.
The Last Kingdom is the first book in a series by Bernard Cornwell dedicated to telling the story of the formation of England by Alfred the Great in late 800s.