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The Last Kingdom BBC s major Autumn TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero Uhtred of Bebbanburg The Last Kingdom is

  • Title: The Last Kingdom
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
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  • Page: 320
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Last Kingdom By Bernard Cornwell, BBC2 s major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series.Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth century Northumbria Orphaned at ten, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taughBBC2 s major Autumn 2015 TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series.Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth century Northumbria Orphaned at ten, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways Yet Uhtred s fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault.The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred s growing up He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred s kingdom Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of the Danish invasion, Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea There, in the horror of the shield wall, he discovers his true allegiance.The Last Kingdom, like most of Bernard Cornwell s books, is firmly based on true history It is the first novel of a series that will tell the tale of Alfred the Great and his descendants and of the enemies they faced, Viking warriors like Ivar the Boneless and his feared brother, Ubba Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love and desperate heroism In Uhtred, he has created one of his most interesting and heroic characters and in The Last Kingdom one of his most powerful and passionate novels.

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    1. 1.99 on Kindle today 6 10 17BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListEVERYONE 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 mine And it is the tale of a woman and her father, a king He was my king and all that I have I owe to him The food that I eat, the hall where I live, and the swords of my men, all come from Alfred, my king, w [...]

    2. 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 the ordering of something greasy.On these Fridays you have two options dissolve into a self pitying, gelatinous blob or turn to a lot of book You are not without survival skills You put stock in the usefuln [...]

    3. 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 I take the old parchments from their wooden chest and I see the name spelled Uhtred or Utred or Ughtred or Ootred, and I look at the deeds which say that Uhtred, son of Uhtred, is the lawful and sole owne [...]

    4. 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 history His character is just that well written.The book begins with an aged Uhtred narrating his life to the reader He is full of a life s wisdom and a warrior s experience as he tells the adventures of hi [...]

    5. 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 outfitted with rich colorful shields, finely carved prows, sterns with ominous dragons and serpents, and mastheads painted with bold eagles A frightening sight for many townspeople who flee their homes try [...]

    6. 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, arrogant, and a bit of an antihero, but he s a full blooded character, and I felt like I really got to know him This book goes through Uhtred s childhood as a Saxon raised by the Danes, and after reading his c [...]

    7. This is a first person narration of a child who grows up as a Briton Saxon but is captured by Vikings, who are 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, though, his roots are with Briton, and, in the end, he joins with the future Alfred the Great, showing him how to defeat the enemyRENGTHS 1 Vivid details of shield walls Think gritty and bloody 2 We get to meet A [...]

    8. I ve been staring at this book on my shelf for several years and finally just picked it up after liking the show on Netflix I reallllly wish I would ve read it sooner The writing totally pulled me in and I read the whole thing in one sitting Uhtred is a Northumbrian boy who s taken and raised by Danes, so he s a bit confused over his loyalties and identity The story was told from the POV of his older self looking back on his life, but somehow managed to sound like both an older man and young boy [...]

    9. I am Uhtred, Earl Uhtred, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, and destiny is everything.Love, all I feel is love for this book It s like an epic love story but for a man who fought for what was rightfully his.DefinitionLove, noun Pronunciation luhvA feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration pre minent kindness or devotion to another affection tenderness as, the love of brothers and sisters.Of all the dearest bonds we proveThou countest sons and mothers loveMost sacred, [...]

    10. The Last Kingdom is the beginning of Bernard Cornwell s take on the Alfred the Great story The series starts in the year 866 and follows the son of a lesser Saxon lord, whose father is killed The boy loses his inheritance and is raised by the Danes, who are threatening to overrun all of what will one day be called England The boy, who comes to be called Uhtred, prefers the ways of the Danes, especially their freedom and their gods, over the Saxons and their pious Christian priests The book linge [...]

    11. This book was good but I had some problems with it, nothing major or about the story but rather the way it s told Review to come Maybe.

    12. Update 10 11 15There are two episodes out already for The Last Kingdom I had no idea they were adapting this whole series into a TV series Will have to read the next novels really soon I ve been a huge history fan ever since I was young Especially Greek, Roman, and Egyptian history I ve never really read or watched other histories like UK, American, Russian, Asian, etc Lately though, I ve been wanting to read of UK and Russian, so I was pretty excited to read this.This was a fantastic novel abo [...]

    13. Wyrd bi ful r d Fate is inexorable I had a super long review written for this series but I deleted the document accidentally so let me share with you at least some major points to explain my reasons for loving this series so much Astonishing storytelling skills Bernard Cornwell brought 9th and 10th century England alive for me Unforgettable narrator Uhtred of Bebbanburg is unapologetic and ruthless yet lovable and admiration worthy character with brilliant military strategic mind He is a true he [...]

    14. via GIPHYBald Mage Rating 10 10 And Ragnar the Fearless speaks to me, I said, he calls from the corpse hall, he wants vengeance, Ubba, vengeance on the Danes for Ragnar was killed treacherously by his own folk I m his messenger now, a thing from corpse hall, and I have come for you I ve always loved history and I also like Bernard Cornwell s Sharpe series I ve read them all but I was too scared to read anything else by the author as I didn t want to lose the high standard he set in that series.R [...]

    15. Asolutely loved it I went to the library and randomly picked a book It was The Pale Horseman, and I realized it was second part of Ulthred s life, so I went back and got this first part out I love England and so I loved those 3 books now waiting for another to come out There must be 4 book It s the same feeling like waiting for Harry Potter books to come out.

    16. Destiny is all And now, looking back, I see the pattern of my life s journey It began in Bebbanburg and took me south, ever southward, until I reached the farthest coast of England and could go no farther and still hear my own language That was my childhood s journey As a man I have gone the other way, ever northward, carrying sword and spear and ax to clear the path back to where I began Destiny.Rating, 5 stars We came shrieking from the half light We were a nightmare in the dawn men in leather [...]

    17. Apparently I ve never reviewed this which is stupid, because I tell everyone I can to read it But It s 1.99 on the U.S Kindle store today Disregard the 4 star rating, the series as a whole gets 5 stars.

    18. Aside from the tales of King Arthur and Ken Follet s Pillars of the Earth, I did not have much exposure to historical fiction, and definitely not one with this much historical accuracy I was made aware of Bernard Cornwell s Saxon Stores through the reviews of fellow readers on whom I share similar taste in books with The main impetus that nudged me to finally pick up this book among my long list of to be read was in fact History Channel s Vikings, as I didn t even know that this book itself has [...]

    19. rating 5.5 5Love, love, love it An English boy gets captured by the Danes Vikings He is raised by his captor, Ragnar, as a son whom he grows to love like a father But fate is peculiar and when Uhtred can t deny his English roots any he goes to battle under King Alfred s banner against the invading Danes.It is funny, intense, bloody, passionate, gritty, witty, dark, sarcastic and, did I already mention, funny I just couldn t not fall in love with Uhtred, the boy who went foolishly charging agains [...]

    20. A thrilling story with a good dash of irony and humour, as well as wonderful descriptions and interesting characters

    21. Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros Essa resenha foi revista e atualizada em julho de 2015.Algumas palavras para definir esse livro Vingan a, trai o, paredes de escudos isso o que voc encontrar na narrativa e, tenho certeza, far voc se apaixonar por essa s rie Comprei a cole o das Cr nicas Sax nicas s de ler a sinopse e olhar para as capas, que s o extremamente bonitas e possuem um cen rio de guerra sedutor Deixando as enrola es de lado, m os obra.Uhtred um garoto sax o nascido na Nort [...]

    22. I ve started this series once before, but it s been awhile since I ve read them I decided to start from the beginning again especially with the Netflix show being out now.This is a solid book It s engaging, well paced, and the characters are interesting My biggest complaint is I felt like a lot of the history gets kind of told to us rather than shown There are lots of other moving pieces on the board in England at the time and the author keeps us apprised of what is going on However, I wish ther [...]

    23. When I first reviewed this book, I was brief Bernard Cornwell is THE master of personalizing British history His main characters are always interesting and he shows the depth of his research in each novel This one takes place in the reign of Edward the Confessor, a perilous time for the island kingdom Cornwell deftly sketches the political and cultural clashes and has as usual his protagonist work his way into the midst of it A great read for those who enjoy burrowing beyond the pure historical [...]

    24. I will just review this book but what I say will count for all the books in the Saxon Chronicles.These books are good for people who want viking themed adventure that is not too difficult or rewarding While the plot is engaging it is not brilliant The characters are not really developed or very exciting and most people seem to be quite one dimensional The characters are either blood thirsty, greedy, pious, or manipulative While some of them are generated from historical figures no one really com [...]

    25. Executive Summary Despite being Historical Fiction, it s borderline fantasy at times, and therefore right in my wheelhouse apparently I ll definitely be continuing this series.Full ReviewI ve had a few friends raving about this series for years, but I never got around to it before now It s one of those rare occasions for me where I watched the TV show before reading the book Apparently a lot of fans of the books don t like the show, but I enjoyed it It motivated me to finally pick up the book.As [...]

    26. FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG, TOTAL INABILITY TO CONNECT Destiny is all And now, looking back, I see the pattern of my life s journey It began in Bebbanburg and took me south, ever southward, until I reached the farthest coast of England and could go no farther and still hear my own language That was my childhood s journey As a man I have gone the other way, ever northward, carrying sword and spear and ax to clear the path back to where I began Destiny Why do people not read Bernard Cornwell novels T [...]

    27. The graphic descriptions in this book, some of them very violent and gory, others depicting the smells and sights of the ninth century, are wonderful They do what historical fiction should do bring the history of the age to life Cornwell bends recorded historical recorded fact, which is something by which I am never fully convinced, to suit his good story.Uhthred is the leading character We witness his development over ten years from the age of ten He becomes heir to a minor lordship in the nort [...]

    28. Just as good the second time around, if not better All of Cornwell s strengths are on prominent display here an authoritative command of the historical setting, likable and lively characters, thoroughly descriptive language and brutal, gritty battles He also has an inarguable gift for storytellinge plot always flows forward nicely and never seems forced or overwrought Cornwell consistently displays a way with packing pretty epic tales into an easily digestible three or four hundred pages, which [...]

    29. This is the first book of a ten book series called The Saxon Stories This series, like most of Bernard Cornwell s work, is a fictional re telling of historical events In this case the historical seed is the making of England in the 9th Century when King Alfred and his heirs fought to preserve the land we now know as England from the north men the men we call Vikings The main character throughout the books is Uhtred of Bebbangurg, a largely fictional creation with roots in an actual ancestor of t [...]

    30. The Last Kingdom is the story of Uhtred Uhtredson, the 10 year old son of an English earl who is kidnapped in a battle against the Danish invaders of England He becomes and Danish, but he always knows deep in his heart that he is truly an Englishman As Uhtred gets older, he comes to the attention of King Alfred the Great He becomes something of a pawn in the war between the Danes and the last free kingdom of England.To be fair, I wasn t really in the mood for this when I read it, but it was du [...]

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