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Keeps getting better,
This review is from: Sword Song (Hardcover)
I read the 3 first books in this series (The Last Kingdom, Pale Horseman, and Lords of the North) quite some time ago, found them all three excellent historical novels, so started "Sword Song" with high expectations. Rest assured: it's near perfect.
In "Sword Song" the struggle between Saxons and Danes has reached a new phase, with Alfred consolidating the kingdom of Wessex and trying to get a grip on the (leaderless) Mercia. Uthred has become Alfred's most important warlord, but he feels equally drawn to the Viking-world in which he grew up, and just then an army of Vikings arrives and captures London...
I really can't do this book enough justice: the battle scenes are as good as ever (and there's plenty), but above all I love the way in which Uthred keeps developing as a character. The arrogant, young warrior has become a mature man (with a fearsome reputation, true enough), and a loving husband and father.
I for one am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.
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Initial post: 21 Jun 2011 20:06:52 BDT
E. Cooper says:
For a ripping Viking story, try Sigurd's Saga!
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jul 2011 00:14:31 BDT
Is it written by E. Cooper? This is a rhetorical question, don't reply.
P.S. I also love 'E. Cooper Can Kiss My Sweaty Behind' by S.D .Abberly. Lalalalala...... this is why you shouldn't drink folks!
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