By Bernard Cornwell

The recent novel in Bernard Cornwell’s number 1 bestselling sequence The Warrior Chronicles, at the making of britain and the destiny of his nice hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.

A fragile peace governs the kingdoms of Wessex, East Anglia, less than the rule of thumb of the past due King Alfred’s son, King Edward, and Mercia, less than his daughter Aethelflaed.

Uhtred, her bold champion and maximum warrior, controls the northern components from the strongly fortified urban of Chester. yet not anyone can arrange them for the hurricane that's approximately to descend…

The Northmen, allied to the Irish, are available in strength lower than the canopy of evening, up the Mersey, maybe to assault Chester, maybe to rage and pillage via Mercia, might be to take the bothered country of Northumbria. they're led by means of the terrifying Viking warrior, Ragnall Iverson, a fierce fighter and ruthless leader.

He and his military are ambitious adequate yet worse nonetheless, his brother is married to Uhtred’s daughter. together with his passionate choice, Uhtred will cease at not anything to take again his nook of Northumbria and safe the way forward for Bebbanburg. yet for Aethelflaed and the Mercians, doubt needs to come up to the place his loyalty lies.

In the fight among relatives and loyalty, among oaths given and political calls for, there is not any effortless resolution. And the conflict among the Vikings and the Saxons will resound around the land.

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