I could not put this book down; a romping good yarn and a fabulous history lesson. This story has everything; adventure, bravery, cowardice, greed, sacrifice, loyalty, betrayal, honour, romance and humour. Bernard Cornwell brings to life the Saxon stories and the making of England. The hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is my new 'book boyfriend'. I can't wait to start reading 'Sword Song'.
I love this series and this book is again right up there with the first two. The characters are fantastic, the dialog believable, funny, gruesome and entertaining. I have 7 more books left in the series, but I’m hoping Cornwell will write more!
Thrilling and riveting as the last two books. I am rushing through this review so that I can begin the next book. Brilliant! "I shall tan your skin and make it into a saddle so that I can fart on you till the end of time" (or words to that effect)!