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This review is from: The Lords of the North (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3) (Alfred the Great 3) (Hardcover)
This is the third book in the series following The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman and the Vikings are slowly but surely leaving their mark on 9th century England. Uhtred the hero of the previous book has gained little ground in King Alfred's estimation and the feeling of not being wanted makes Uhtred homesick for the north and his friends in the Viking forces.
There are many plots and counter plots and it seems that the fates of Uhtred and Alfred inexplicably draw the two men back to one another. The sight and sounds of battle, poverty and suffering are all brought to life in the pages of the book.
The book is just as fast paced and readable as the previous two. In fact I thought that this one was the best of the three. Cornwell really is a master story teller. There is virtually no one to beat him at this type of book.