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The Last Viking Hardcover – 10 Apr 2014

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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (10 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471111989
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471111983
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 3.1 x 15.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Berwick Coates was educated at Kingston Grammar School and Christ`s College, Cambridge. Since then he has been, at various times, an Army officer, writer, artist, lecturer, careers adviser, games coach, and teacher of History, English, Latin, General Studies, and Swahili. He is the author of nine works of non-fiction, and lives in the West country where he works as a school archivist.


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You may be drawn to this title if you are a fan of Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden or the master of historical fiction, Bernard Cornwell. You may have read the excellent work on a similar theme by James Wilde or James Aitcheson. If you are looking for more of the same, think again. There is a plot of sorts as the book leads up to the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 but the various plot lines are flimsy at best. There is no tension or excitement and the coverage of the supposed action scenes (ie the fighting) are woefully inadequate. It is impossible to identify with any of the characters and the major hook of sibling rivalry between England's new king (Harold) and his estranged brother Tostig is barely developed. In 40 years I've put down only a handful of books without finishing them - I battled on to the end of this one but it was a close run thing. They say there is a book in everyone and the publication of this book should give hope to all those striving to write theirs.
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If you like your diatribe long and rambling...
If you like many characters spread thinly over massively long chapters with multiple story threads that only just barely come together at the very end...

Then this is the book for you
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Rather a laboured novel with too much unnecessary background information. I lost the desire to finish it as it could not hold my attention
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The newly crowned King Harold is surrounded by enemies: Hardrada in Norway, his brother Tostig - the deposed Earl of Northumbria, Malcolm in Scotland and, of course, William the Bastard in Normandy. He sets in place a strategy to counter these threats.

Totally fictitious but loosely based on the events leading up to the rout of Hardrada's viking invaders at Stamford Bridge (just a couple of weeks before the infamous Battle of Hastings) this book is neither 'fish nor fowl'. It tries to cover the events from the perspectives of King, soldier, viking, townsman, etc. It goes into massive details about marching, training and digging privies without giving any of the detail of what actually happened. So the reader learns a lot about how Coates imagines things happened without learning a single thing about what actually did.

All right if all you want is a few hours of mindless escapism but Cornwell it is not!
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By mikeyb on 9 Jun. 2014
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Harold crowned King of England is faced with enemies from all sides. Who will invade first? This is Coates second book and it should have been first, being the prequel to Hastings. Not as good as the first, but, it gives the reader the problem Harold faced with the logistics of having to spread his army yet have them available for battle.
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This is a period close to my heart. I may not have read everything ever published about it, but have certainly given it a good shot. I wanted to enjoy The Last Viking 1066 but found it impossible. After struggling on to around page 50, and even then not all in one session, I gave it up. The dialogue between the characters lame, stilted and written in modern-day English with no attempt to write or create a 1066 feel to it. How do such poor novels as this ever get to publication?
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Berwick Coates is a great historic novelist. Mixing real events with a good amount of exciting novel material, these books are not to be missed. Follow this up with The Last Conquest 1066, to complete the story.
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A very poor historical novel written in the style of an American observation Sorry did not enjoy
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