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4.0 out of 5 stars ....waiting for Uhtred, 11 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6) (Hardcover)
Like other reviewers of 'The Death of Kings' and the series previous books I was eagerly anticipating Uhtred's journey north from Wessex to Bebbanburg (not far from where I live, although I am closer to Dunholm) in this latest book of the series. Now however I will have to wait until the next book (or the next....). Also like others I was slightly disappointed that the tale seemed to be drawn out, but then at the end a heroine appeared, Æthelflæd. After finishing the book I looked up King Alfred's family history and discovered that Æthelflæd, after the death of her husband Æthelred, was elevated to 'Lady of the Mercians' and was indeed regarded as "a formidable military leader and tactician". So, Bernard Cornwell got it right when he gave her an important role in the final battle, distracting the Dane's with the fire's in the north. Nevertheless, although 'The Death of Kings' wasn't quite as gripping as it's predecessors and I anticipate 2 more books in the series (first Eoferwic and then Bebbanburg), I am eagerly waiting for the next part of the journey.
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