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Last Kingdom, The (Abridged)
Last Kingdom, The  (Abridged)
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Categories :  Historical
Action & Adventure
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War & Military
 
Publisher :  Harper Collins US
Author :  Bernard Cornwell
Narrator :  Jamie Glover
 
Length :  6 hours (Abridged)
 
Physical Price :  $29.95
Download Price :  $19.99
 
Format :  Encoded Windows Media
 
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© 2006 Harper Collins US

"Excellent entertaining. If you love historical drama... then look no further." —Boston Globe

From Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling author whom the Washington Post calls "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today," comes a saga of blood, rage, fidelity, and betrayal. In the ninth and tenth centuries, King Alfred and his heirs fought to secure the survival of the last outpost of Anglo-Saxon culture by battling the ferocious Vikings, whose invading warriors had already captured and occupied three of England's four kingdoms.

In A. D. 866, Uhtred, a boy of ten and the son of a nobleman, is captured in the same battle that leaves his father dead. His captor is the Earl Ragnar, a Danish chieftain, who raises the boy as his own, teaching him the Viking ways of war. As a young man expected to partake in raids and bloody massacres of the English, he grapples with divided loyalties, torn between Ragnar, the warrior he loves like a father, and Alfred, whose piety and introspection leave him cold. It takes a terrible slaughter and the unexpected joys of marriage for Uhtred to discover his true allegiance—and to rise to his greatest challenge.

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Richard Sharpe series; the Grail Quest series featuring The Archer's Tale, Vagabond, and Heretic; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles; the Warlord Trilogy; and many other novels, including Redcoat, Stonehenge, and Gallows Thief.


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