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In the exhilarating Saxon Tales series, Bernard Cornwell reimagines one of the most fascinating tales in all of history - the birth of England - and breathes life into the brilliant king who made it possible: Alfred the Great.
Alfred of Wessex has survived the Danish invasions, but though he now has an uneasy truce with his enemies, fresh Viking ships are arriving to plunder and enslave the Saxons. Those Vikings must be defeated, and Alfred's first move is to deny them their fortress on the Thames, the decayed Roman city of London. His weapon is Uhtred, a warrior of formidable reputation. But neither Alfred's wisdom, not Uhtred's prowess, might be enough to save Wessex when a Viking lord captures a prize of inestimable value.
©2008 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Ryan on 05-20-15

5 stars

Another great book by Bernard Cornwell! I only wish Jonathan Keeble narrated all books in this series.
Job well done

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By David HJ Pretlove on 06-25-15

Great listen

Exciting as ever Uthred's tales continue as he fights his way through political turmoil with his swords and cunning.

Beautifully read with accents and tone enhancing the experience of the book

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Paul on 05-14-15

As normal great story

I found it very good addition to the series look forward to the next one. Good narrative. And story line

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