The Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1) by Bernard CornwellThe Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1) by Bernard Cornwell

The Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)

byBernard Cornwell

Paperback | November 10, 2015

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ENGLAND IS BORN.BBC2's major 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.Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March.BORN SAXON. RAISED VIKING. IS UHTRED THE HERO THE LAST KINGDOM NEEDS?In a land torn apart by conflict, an orphan boy has come of age. Raised by the Vikings, deadly enemies of his own Saxon people, Uhtred is a fierce and skilled warrior who kneels to no-one.Alfred - Saxon, king, man of god - fights to hold the throne of the only land still resisting the pagan northerners.Uhtred and Alfred's fates are tangled, saoked in blood and blackened b the flames of war. Together they will change history.
Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC Television for seven years, mostly as a producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.
Title:The Last Kingdom (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008139474

ISBN - 13:9780008139476

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the series from book 1 Offers a really good insight of life during that period. Enjoyed from the get go.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect prelude to a great series After reading this I can't wait to dive into the rest of the series! I was a little turned off at first by the obvious ignorance and dislike for Christianity, but after reading about the history of that period and the culture of the "Vikings", it made sense to me. To me it doesn't matter what Cornwell's personal views are, the book is fairly historically accurate and I can appreciate that.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read I bought this and the Pale Horseman. After reading The Last Kingdom I immediately started reading the Pale Horseman. I found it very captivating and if it wasn't for work I would not have been able to put it down. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Death of Kings A great read. The entire series has been a evocative read that gives some much needed perspective on the historical facts and the harder reality of the harshness and often short live people once had. An often gritty account of the much lorded words of Tarantino in Pulp Fiction to Z "Marcelous is gonna get some brothers an we're gonna get Medievil on Z's ass" or words close to that effect. If only he knew Skade a woman to do the job many men would shy from. Epic scene setting, mabe Tarantino should get medievil and film it....
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable Nice read but all seemed to be a little rushed at the end. 7-8ths to set the scene and the climax done in 20 pages. I felt a little cheated by the conclusion of the book
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr A gripping read. Couldnt put it down
Date published: 2013-06-16

Editorial Reviews

'Nobody in the world does this better' LEE CHILD'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive' GEORGE R. R. MARTIN'Cornwell is a virtuoso of historical fiction' Sunday Telegraph'Bloodiness, betrayal, bravery and honour' Sunday Express'Cornwell is a literary miracle' Daily Mail'Masterly' Observer