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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; Abridged edition edition (Oct. 4 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007192517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007192519
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,855,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Cameron-Smith TOP 50 REVIEWER on March 15 2007
Format: Paperback
In this, the first of three novels centred on Uhtred, Bernard Cornwell breathes life into 9th century Wessex and the struggle between the (West) Saxons and the Danes. Cornwell's writing style is suited to the action of combat, conflict and intrigue and the images he invokes in my imagination feel very real.

Uhtred moves between the Christian world of Alfred the Great and the pagan world of the Danes. By belonging to neither world, and to both, Uhtred is perfectly placed to take the reader into the conflict for the last of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The story is narrated by Uhtred in his old age and paints a quite different picture of King Alfred (the Great).

This is a struggle between different civilizations, cultures and values. Neither side has a monopoly on righteousness, or on evil. Be warned: if bloodthirsty battle makes you squeamish, this book may not be for you. For myself, I've found a new hero in Uhtred.

Read it, enjoy it - and then read the next in the series!

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zafri M. on April 11 2010
Format: Paperback
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This book is one of the better historical fiction novels I've read in recent times. I've been on a fantasy binge, but I decided to try something a little to the side of what I usually read (GRRM, Rothfuss, etc). This book was a great surprise! The narrator is a fascinating character and the first person POV is used extremely well in showing the contrast between the way the Danes and the English think. I look forward to reading the second novel in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 13 2010
Format: Hardcover
The last kingdom is an exciting historical narrative of Danes invasion on England. Actually, the entire Saxon series from Bernard Cornwell are quite amazing. His narrative is fascinating, making you feel like you were in the 9th century!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Lavigne on Jan. 12 2010
Format: Paperback
Bernard Cornwell is in my opinion the best author of historical fictions, and he has lived up to my expectations with The Last Kingdom.

The Last Kingdom is the first volume of Cornwell's Anglo-Saxon series, which is set during the 9th-century. It focuses on the conquest of English kingdoms by the Danes and its opposition by Alfred the Great.

I have enjoyed this book immensely. Through its engrossing story, the reader learns a lot about the Danish and Anglo-Saxon societies of this period, especially on their respective religions, political motives, social hierarchic systems and the strengths and weaknesses of their warfare structures. It provides the perfect balance between entertainment and instructive material I am looking for in a historical fiction novel.
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By The Viking on Nov. 18 2013
Format: Paperback
What can I say this whole series moved me, a book hasn't done that in a long time. It holds a special place for me because I am a Saxon and a viking and truly had the ability to bring myself into its world and never want to leave.

The Book pulled at my emotions from Sad to Love to revenge. Gritty raw combat the likes of you don't read much, maybe in the likes of Druss or the Death Dealer and RRMartin. There is special place for Pagans here also especially those that have been scorned by Christianity.

The Characters have real emotions and depth, you see into there Soul...Read it and Love it.
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