Terra degli Angli, 866: una terra divisa in piccoli territori guidati da sovrani barbarici. Uomini feroci, vichinghi, guerrieri del Nord arrivano per razziare, uccidere, conquistare. Il giovane Uhtred, erede al titolo di aldermanno di Bebbanburg, dopo la morte del padre viene adottato dal re normanno Ragnar: in pochi anni impara a battersi con coraggio e ad andare per mare, e diventa per Ragnar come un figlio. Ma l’intrigo, la passione e infine il tradimento riportano Uhtred dal suo vecchio precettore, che lo presenta all’unico sovrano in grado di opporsi agli uomini del Nord: Alfredo, che un giorno verrà chiamato il Grande. Ma per riconquistare il suo titolo, Uhtred dovrà affrontare il nemico in campo aperto.
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- ISBN: 8850252978
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 410
A Review That Has Very Little to Do with This Book: Sometimes you need a lot of book. You know what I mean. Those Fridays you come home, lie down on the couch, and resolve not to come back until Sunday afternoon. You have vetoed faces and the spoken word. The phone will remain unplugged except for th Leggi tutto
$1.99 on Kindle today 6-10-17 BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List EVERYONE SHOULD COME RIGHT ALONG AND READ THIS BOOK/SERIES! ME THINKS THERE'S GOING TO BE SPOILERS! ♣♣♣♣♣ I am Uhtred, son of Uhtred, and this is the tale of a blood feud. It is a tale of how I will take from my enemy what the law says is Leggi tutto
"My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred and his father was also called Uhtred. My father’s clerk, a priest called Beocca, spelt it Utred. I do not know if that was how my father would have written it, for he could neither read nor write, but I can do both and sometimes Leggi tutto
The Last Kingdom, by Bernard Cornwell, is a triumph of a novel; it is historical fiction at its finest . Uhtred’s story is as fantastic as it is gripping, and most importantly it feels realistic. It’s like I’ve read a chapter of a man’s life that could have existed, that could have been a part of his Leggi tutto
The story begins in England in the 9th century with young Uhtred of Bebbanburg. He’s born a Christian Saxon, but from a young age is raised by pagan Danes. This dispossessed Ealdorman grows into a fierce warrior and eventually is torn between two identities. His main goal is to regain his father’s h Leggi tutto
An outstanding novel set in England during medieval times in the year 866 AD. The author introduces real historical figures; Guthrum the Unlucky, Ubba the Horrible, and Ivar the Boneless, all fearless Dane warriors’ intent on taking over the English kingdoms. They arrive in their magnificent ships o Leggi tutto
I had no idea what I was getting into when I read this book. I'd never read Bernard Cornwell. All I knew was that it was a book about Vikings. Anyway, I absolutely loved it! And I became a permanent Bernard Cornwell fan. I think Uhtred is one of my favorite characters of all time. Yes he’s mean, arr Leggi tutto
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars THIS WAS. THE MOST FUN. VERY BLOODY. LOTS OF BATTLE. WOULD RECOMMEND. Weird thing I noticed upon rereading, I could’ve sworn Uhtred’s phrase was “Fate is inexorable.” But on this read through the narrator said “Fate is all.” and “Fate is everything.” Now I’m wondering if the p Leggi tutto
In The Last Kingdom, we follow Uhtred. son of Uhtred who is the Ealdorman of Beddanburg by birthright. In the first-person perspective, Uhtred tells us his tale and throughout The Last Kingdom, he presents his formative years from a youth, through his teenage years to the time that he becomes a man. Leggi tutto
This is a first person narration of a child who grows up as a Briton/Saxon but is captured by Vikings, who are more accurately called Danes. He comes to love his Danish father and begins to appreciate their customs and battle lore, as well as becoming battle trained himself. At the same time
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