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Lords of the North CD
Lords of the North CD
Author: Bernard Cornwell
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ISBN-13: 9780061155789
ISBN-10: 0061155780
Publication Date: 1/7/2007
Edition: Abridged
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4.2 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio CD
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"Lords of the North" is the third book in Bernard Cornwell's excellent series, "The Saxon Chronicles," which covers the Danish invasion of England during Alfred the Great's reign. It was a time of incredible unrest; England was divided into four kingdoms, each one under attack by Danish invaders.

Alfred was king of the southern kingdom, Wessex, the last kingdom standing after the Danes took Northumbria, East Anglia and Mercia. The first book "The Last Kingdom" describes this struggle, and introduces Uhtred, a 10-year-old Saxon boy who is captured and raised by the Danes after his father dies in battle. We follow Uhtred's adventures from age 10 to age 20, then in the second book "The Pale Horseman" we witness a year of conflict and changing allegiances as Uhtred fights for Alfred to push back the Danes.

"Lords of the North" begins with Uhtred travelling north to his ancestral home, as there is (relative) peace in the south. His uncle took his homestead, the huge stronghold Bebbanberg, and Uhtred feels it's time to try and take it back.

This book, as well as the others, contains lots of action, good explanations of the politics of England at the time, interesting discussions about the new religion of Christianity and how the pagan Danes relate to it, and most of all, has a hero that you just love. This is not a historical romance; while Uhtred does have a few romantic entanglements (in spite of his wife) the focus here is on the ongoing battle for control of England. Battle scenes are described in a realistic manner, and the fact that this was a violent time is not glossed over at all.

Excellent look into England's past, and how the Danes fit into our western heritage.
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Awesome story and great narrator. I would give it 5 starts if it were unabridged.
Abridged.
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This is Book 3 of the Saxon Chronicles.

In this book, the year is 878. Uhtred and Wessex have survived the epic battle at Ethandun. Bearing the paltry rewards of a seemingly ungrateful king, Uhtred decides to turn his attentions back to the north, where old enemies await and a blood feud demands his vengeance.

While books 1 and 2 were a rather seamless continuation of the same story, "Lords of the North" takes a slightly different approach and therefore has a different feel, something new to offer. Uhtred finds himself in the company of enemies and allies alike, both old and new, and in unbelievable situations that he (nor I) ever saw coming.

No matter where Uhtred goes or how far his heart flies north, the influence of Wessex is never far enough away and his oath to Alfred is never quite forgotten. This book is Uhtred's there and back again, another phase of his life that begins and ends, once more, in Wessex.
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The Last Kingdom. A sweeping Novel of a clash of Heroes, and then King Alfred's Kingdon is Born. This is a novel that you start and can not put it down. A must read.
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This is Book 3 of the Saxon Chronicles.

In this book, the year is 878. Uhtred and Wessex have survived the epic battle at Ethandun. Bearing the paltry rewards of a seemingly ungrateful king, Uhtred decides to turn his attentions back to the north, where old enemies await and a blood feud demands his vengeance.

While books 1 and 2 were a rather seamless continuation of the same story, "Lords of the North" takes a slightly different approach and therefore has a different feel, something new to offer. Uhtred finds himself in the company of enemies and allies alike, both old and new, and in unbelievable situations that he (nor I) ever saw coming.

No matter where Uhtred goes or how far his heart flies north, the influence of Wessex is never far enough away and his oath to Alfred is never quite forgotten. This book is Uhtred's there and back again, another phase of his life that begins and ends, once more, in Wessex.
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Awesome book! The best in a series of awesome books!
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This is another very interesting book in the Saxon Chronicles. Uhtred, the protagonist, is starting to grow into more than a killing machine. Like the heroes from classical mythology, he is slowly developing more than the warrior side of his character. He still has a ways to go, but he has two more books in the series to get there.
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This is Book 3 of the Saxon Chronicles.

In this book, the year is 878. Uhtred and Wessex have survived the epic battle at Ethandun. Bearing the paltry rewards of a seemingly ungrateful king, Uhtred decides to turn his attentions back to the north, where old enemies await and a blood feud demands his vengeance.

While books 1 and 2 were a rather seamless continuation of the same story, "Lords of the North" takes a slightly different approach and therefore has a different feel, something new to offer. Uhtred finds himself in the company of enemies and allies alike, both old and new, and in unbelievable situations that he (nor I) ever saw coming.

No matter where Uhtred goes or how far his heart flies north, the influence of Wessex is never far enough away and his oath to Alfred is never quite forgotten. This book is Uhtred's there and back again, another phase of his life that begins and ends, once more, in Wessex.
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This is Book 3 of the Saxon Chronicles.

In this book, the year is 878. Uhtred and Wessex have survived the epic battle at Ethandun. Bearing the paltry rewards of a seemingly ungrateful king, Uhtred decides to turn his attentions back to the north, where old enemies await and a blood feud demands his vengeance.

While books 1 and 2 were a rather seamless continuation of the same story, "Lords of the North" takes a slightly different approach and therefore has a different feel, something new to offer. Uhtred finds himself in the company of enemies and allies alike, both old and new, and in unbelievable situations that he (nor I) ever saw coming.

No matter where Uhtred goes or how far his heart flies north, the influence of Wessex is never far enough away and his oath to Alfred is never quite forgotten. This book is Uhtred's there and back again, another phase of his life that begins and ends, once more, in Wessex.
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This is Book 3 of the Saxon Chronicles.

In this book, the year is 878. Uhtred and Wessex have survived the epic battle at Ethandun. Bearing the paltry rewards of a seemingly ungrateful king, Uhtred decides to turn his attentions back to the north, where old enemies await and a blood feud demands his vengeance.

While books 1 and 2 were a rather seamless continuation of the same story, "Lords of the North" takes a slightly different approach and therefore has a different feel, something new to offer. Uhtred finds himself in the company of enemies and allies alike, both old and new, and in unbelievable situations that he (nor I) ever saw coming.

No matter where Uhtred goes or how far his heart flies north, the influence of Wessex is never far enough away and his oath to Alfred is never quite forgotten. This book is Uhtred's there and back again, another phase of his life that begins and ends, once more, in Wessex.
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This is Book 3 of the Saxon Chronicles.

In this book, the year is 878. Uhtred and Wessex have survived the epic battle at Ethandun. Bearing the paltry rewards of a seemingly ungrateful king, Uhtred decides to turn his attentions back to the north, where old enemies await and a blood feud demands his vengeance.

While books 1 and 2 were a rather seamless continuation of the same story, "Lords of the North" takes a slightly different approach and therefore has a different feel, something new to offer. Uhtred finds himself in the company of enemies and allies alike, both old and new, and in unbelievable situations that he (nor I) ever saw coming.

No matter where Uhtred goes or how far his heart flies north, the influence of Wessex is never far enough away and his oath to Alfred is never quite forgotten. This book is Uhtred's there and back again, another phase of his life that begins and ends, once more, in Wessex.
reviewed Lords of the North CD on + 902 more book reviews
This is Book 3 of the Saxon Chronicles.

In this book, the year is 878. Uhtred and Wessex have survived the epic battle at Ethandun. Bearing the paltry rewards of a seemingly ungrateful king, Uhtred decides to turn his attentions back to the north, where old enemies await and a blood feud demands his vengeance.

While books 1 and 2 were a rather seamless continuation of the same story, "Lords of the North" takes a slightly different approach and therefore has a different feel, something new to offer. Uhtred finds himself in the company of enemies and allies alike, both old and new, and in unbelievable situations that he (nor I) ever saw coming.

No matter where Uhtred goes or how far his heart flies north, the influence of Wessex is never far enough away and his oath to Alfred is never quite forgotten. This book is Uhtred's there and back again, another phase of his life that begins and ends, once more, in Wessex.