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Sword Song By Bernard Cornwell

Sword Song
by Bernard Cornwell

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The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell.

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Sword Song Summary


Sword Song (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4) by Bernard Cornwell

The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell.

The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London.

It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred. His uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.

A gripping tale of love, rivalry and violence, Sword Song tells the story of England's making.

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Sword Song Reviews


'The characterisation, as ever, is excellent...And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life: the bitter weather; the swollen rivers; the soliders gossiping about ale and women...he can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war, showing a feeling for the ways of fighting men which is too often lacking in the politicians who send them into battle.'
Sunday Telegraph

This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution'. News of the World

'He's called a master story-teller. Really he's cleverer than that.'
Telegraph

'There are many authors who are now writing historical fiction, and some of them are almost as good as Cornwell, but so far there's none better.'
Yorkshire Evening Post

'Sword Song's as sharply written as all of Cornwell's historical adventures.' Bournemouth Daily Echo

'...this will not disappoint Cornwell's legions of fans.' Western Daily Press

'...epic drama, rich language and a thoroughly satisfying journey through Saxon history.' Eastern Daily Press

Praise for 'The Lords of the North':

'Beautifully crafted story-telling, complete with splendid set-piece battles and relentless derring-do, so gripping that it rarely stops to catch a breath. It demonstrates once again Cornwell's enormous skill as a historical narrator. He would have graced Alfred's court entertaining the guests with his stories.' Daily Mail

'Cornwell takes the spectres of ninth century history and puts flesh back on their bones. Here is Alfred's world restored - impeccably researched and illuminated with the colour and passion of a master storyteller.'
Justin Pollard, author of 'Alfred the Great'

About Bernard Cornwell


Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and
worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his
American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a
novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy
divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South
Carolina.

Additional information

GOR001208952
Sword Song (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4) by Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell
The Last Kingdom Series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2007-09-03
336
0007219725
9780007219728
N/A
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