The Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom #1)
|Series:||The Warrior Chronicles|
The first book in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Uhtred is an English boy, born into ninth-century aristocracy. Orphaned at ten, he is captured by the Danes and taught the Viking ways. But when Alfred, King of Wessex, leads an English army to fight the Viking warriors Uhtred's struggle to know where his loyalties lie must be resolved. In the bloodiest of battles he will discover his true allegiance and the conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England.
'Cornwell is a virtuoso of historical fiction' Sunday Telegraph 'Bloodiness, betrayal, bravery and honour' Sunday Express 'Cornwell is a literary miracle' Daily Mail 'Masterly' Observer
Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC Television for seven years, mostly as a producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.