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9780061969669 TheÂ sixth installment of Bernard Cornwellâ€™s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, â€œlike Game of Thrones, but realâ€ (The Observer, London)â€”the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series. As the ninth century wanes, England is perched once more on the brink of chaos. King Alfred is dying; with his passing, the island of Britain seems doomed to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son Edward to succeed him, but there are other Saxon claimants to the throneâ€”as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. With the promise of battle looming again, Uhtred, the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between competing loyalties. Uhtredâ€™s loyalty, and his vows, are to Alfredâ€”not to his sonâ€”and despite long years of service to the old king, Uhtred is still reluctant to commit to Alfredâ€™s cause. His own desire is to reclaim his long lost ancestral lands and castle to the north. As the kingâ€™s warrior he is duty-bound, but the kingâ€™s reign is nearing its end, and his death will leave a vacuum of power. Uhtred is forced to make a momentous choice: either take up armsâ€”and Alfredâ€™s mantleâ€”to realize his dream of a united and Christian England, or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion. Death of Kings is a harrowing story of the power of tribal commitment and the dilemma of divided loyalties. This is the making of England magnificently brought to life by â€œthe best historical novelist writing todayâ€ (Vince Flynn).
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