Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell
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Sword Song Summary
The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lordwarrior by instinct, Viking by naturehas finally settled down. He has land, a wife, and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help.
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"Starred Review. Filled with bloodletting, battles, political schemes, and just a little romance, Cornell's latest tale offers excellent history and great adventure, and best yet, there will be more Saxon Tales to eagerly anticipate." - Library Journal.
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Bernard Cornwell Author Biography
Bernard Cornwell was born (in 1944) and brought up in Britain, where he
worked in the British Broadcasting Centre (BBC), ending up as Head of Current
Affairs TV for the BBC in Northern Ireland. While working in Belfast he
met Judy, a visiting American, fell in love and moved to the USA with her.
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