Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom is a book by Bernard Cornwell I've recently finished and is a first book of The Saxon Stories series. it's about Uhtred. the second son of Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg, someday when Uhtred was about 10 years old the Danes come to their land and kill his elder brother, that night the son take his father's name : Uhtred (before that the name belong to elder son).

soon his father get killed in war and Uhtred captured by the murderer of his father & brother : Ragnar the Feerless. he raised Uhtred like his son and make him a good warior after a while Ragnar get killed by another viking warlord and the english boy returns to Saxon army which by now accepted lot of damage from Danes.
proving his skills King Alfered the Great asks him to help kingdom sailing & building warships and to make him more dependent to wessex ask him to marry Mildreth...
the book is full of scream & war & blood it is a historical book and I think except the story the context of events should be true because of some names in the story that are real warlords and kings. it's a good book and I will continue other book of series as soon I get one.