The Warrior Chronicles, Books 4-6
Sword Song; The Burning Land; Death of KingseBook - 2013
Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.This is The Last Kingdom Series books 4-6.
Five years on since The Lords of the North and Sword Song tells how Alfred's forces evict the Danes from London. Wessex, Alfred's kingdom, has survived the great Viking assaults and now, with Uhtred as a leader, the West Saxon forces begin the campaigns of conquest that will end with a new kingdom called England.
The Burning Land takes us to the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, whom inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings.
Death of Kings continues the story of Uhtred, this time through the tumultous years which followed the death of Alfred the Great as two men struggle to inherit the crown of Wessex. Uhtred has to contend with betrayal, treachery and the largest army the Danes have yet assembled to conquer Wessex . . . all brought to a climax in a winter battle fought in the fens of East Anglia.