I was not particularly blown away by this as much as I was by Generation X, Microserfs and All Families Are Psychotic. I had no sympathy for the five characters through which the disjointed story is told.
Peace is an enigma. A puzzle to be cracked. Perhaps fittingly my copy appeared mysteriously to me a month or so ago, having sat forgotten on a low bookshelf for a year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My new novel Black Book is now available in paperback or for 99p in Kindle format from Amazon.
I pick out my top five reads of 2019: Railsea, All The Light We Cannot See, The Last Days of New Paris, Bright Shiny Morning, and Mythos.
A chunter about Call of Duty | Men in Black: International | The Man in the High Castle | Mr. Robot | Raymond Chandler
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