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The third vel in Bernard Cornwell's epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series. Uhtred wants revenge. He wants the land and castle that is his. He wants his treacherous uncle to pay for taking them. Heading rth with his lover, former nun Hild, he finds chaos as the Vikings battle among themselves to consolidate their hold on the region. At the heart of it are men from Uhtred's past - Sven the One-Eyed and Kjartan the Cruel, men of vicious reputation. Still, he has matched such men before. Then Uhtred suffers a betrayal to rival the treachery that deprived him of his birthright. It will leave him trapped with hope of escape ...Uhtred of Bebbanburg's mind is as sharp as his sword. A thorn in the side of the priests and bles who shape his fate, this Saxon raised by Vikings is torn between the life he loves and the cause he has sworn to serve.
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.