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  • Paperback: 366 pages
  • Publisher: UK General Books (Sept. 27 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007219725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007219728
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #596,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tom Moffatt on May 1 2008
Format: Hardcover
Uhtred continues to make his way through the events of the times with a significant impact, becoming involved in Viking invasions and the battle for London.

This is still a satisfying read, but the series has lost a little of its impact from the opening novels. At times, you feel as if Utred is marching from one historical event to another just so he can figure in all of them. There are times when his involvement seems more like a token showing and lacks the intensity and the excitement of previous situations. This could be because of the sheer number of events and the fact that we now accept Uhtred will sail through them all alive, rather like a Superman comic. The dangers of a long series are coming home to roost here, and it will be a real test for Bernard Cornwell to keep our interest in future works.

Many of the other characters remain rather one-dimensional in this book, appearing as window-dressing and adding little in the way of sub-plots and character evolution.

Fortunately, one of the main parts of the book, the battle for London is very well done.

Will the series end with a bang or a whimper? We will see.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marc Desrosiers on Dec 14 2008
Format: Paperback
Cornwell has done it again. His Saxon Stories saga began with THE LAST KINGDOM, followed by THE PALE HORSEMAN and THE LORDS OF THE NORTH.

It is several years after the events of the third book of the series and Uthred, our hero, has been given the duty of building up the defences of a burgh on the border of Wessex, just upriver of London, while keeping a watchful eye on the Danes who inhabit the city.

The region surrounding the english capital becomes the playground for this wonderfully crafted book which details the battle for the control of the river Thames and the coming role of Aethelfled, daughter of Alfred, in the series.

The battle scenes are as gritty and real as ever, the plotting well thought out and unpredictable, the repartee thoroughly witty and the passion of the author for his story very palpable.

All in all, a damned good addition to Bernard Cornwell's already excellent series!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By diomedesbc on Aug. 26 2011
Format: Paperback
I love this series by Bernard Cornwell. I've read it twice and could read it again. Great battles, plot twists, and adventures. Like the political intrigue and history. Even my wife who never reads books much like it, called them the "Uhtred books". :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rodge TOP 50 REVIEWER on Aug. 20 2011
Format: Hardcover
The main problem is that there is seemingly no longer anything new or startling being revealed about the world shown in the first 2 books. At this point, our hero is doing the same sort of thing he's always done and not really learning anything new. Cornwell gets a little too carried away with his anti-Christian shtick, bringing in a horrific Levitical rite for no discernible reason except perhaps to make us care about the story late in the novel. The plot is taped and stapled together too, with just half-baked connections between earlier and later events. To be charitable, I think weak links in the chain of a series are pretty much inevitable. This happens to be one of them.
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