In the middle years of the ninth century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England and the course of history depended upon one man, one king.
New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell s The Last Kingdom is a rousing epic adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love, and battle as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who straddled two worlds.
Historical novels stand or fall on detail, and Mr. Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back. WALL STREET JOURNAL"