Mentre il IX secolo sta giungendo alla sua conclusione, Alfredo il Grande è in punto di morte, e con lui sembra scomparire anche il sogno di un'Inghilterra unita. Il regno si trova ancora una volta sull'orlo del caos. Suo figlio Edoardo dovrebbe succedergli, ma ci sono altri nobili sassoni che ambiscono al trono e i Vichinghi premono a nord del regno. Uhtred, il guerriero nato sassone ma cresciuto tra i Vichinghi, la cui vita sembra l'ombra delle vicende dell'Inghilterra stessa, è combattuto tra la fedeltà ad Alfredo e il desiderio di recuperare le terre dei suoi antenati e il suo castello nel Nord. Del resto, Uhtred ha giurato fedeltà ad Alfredo, ma non al suo erede... e nonostante gli anni di fedele servizio, non è ancora del tutto convinto di servire la causa del vecchio re Sassone di un'Inghilterra unita e cristiana. Ora però deve prendere una decisione, che cambierà per sempre la sua esistenza e il corso della storia: imbracciare le armi e difendere la causa di Alfredo il Grande, oppure lasciare che il sogno di un grande regno unificato cada per sempre nell'oblio...
- ISBN: 8830433926
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 415
”Alfred looked dead already. Indeed, I might have thought him a corpse if he had not pulled his hand away from Osferth, who was in tears. The king’s long face was pale as fleece, with sunken eyes, sunken cheeks, and dark shadows. His hair had thinned and gone white. His gums had pulled back from his Leggi tutto
This series gets better with age. Over the years Uhtred has fought in countless battles and he has slain a countless number of people. He has led warriors, and even armies, all in the name of Alfred the Great, and now Alfred is dying; he is old, sick and full of bitter regret. On his death bed he tr Leggi tutto
Check out my review for this fantastic book on Grimdark Magazine at: Grimdark Magazine Death of Kings, the continuation of Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s tale is another roaring and shield-wall frenzied addition to The Saxon Chronicles. Writing that is as sharp as Wasp-Sting, dialogue that makes even the ste Leggi tutto
These books make me wanna go http://ledzeppelin.alexreisner.com/so... !!! In an England ravaged by Danes, as marvelously and meticulously laid out by Bernard Cornwell in his The Last Kingdom series, an English lord with Danish roots finds himself often at odds with which side to side with. Here in bo Leggi tutto
I can't stop reading.... the review, soon.
A few days ago I was sent the following joke. 'A girl, no better than she should be, goes to the local council to gain some help. She has ten sons and when asked their names she says "Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Nathan etc ". The official asks her 'Isn't that a bit confusing ?'. 'No', she says 'It makes m Leggi tutto
Man, how do i love Uthred: he is in an interesting age right now , most of the famous warriors"if not all of them|" are already dead at this period of time and he has become a legend feared and envied by all and a target for all the young warriors seeking fame , gold and glory , but Uthred's experie Leggi tutto
Uhtred is back in the sixth installment of the Saxon series. King Alfred (later known as Alfred the Great to us) is dying and is dead partway through the story, leaving the kingdom open to attack from different opponents, especially the Danes. But they don't attack right away and this puzzles Uh
I thought I had run out of steam with Uthred and King Alfred and their wars against the Danes in 9th century England. But the BBC America mini-series production of “The Last Kingdom” was so tasty and fabulous, I got hungry for Cornwell’s writing again. So glad I did. This one was so satisfying, up t Leggi tutto
Bernard Cornwell is a prolific author, and usually reliable to deliver a solid historical novel with clearly sketched battle scenes and heroic deeds of valor, yet not all things are created equal and I have come to appreciate some of his stuff more than others. The Saxon Chronicles are at the top
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