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Sword Song : The Battle for London
Author: Bernard Cornwell

ISBN: 9780061379741
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 23 December 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 13.21 x 2.54
Description:
The fourth in the bestselling Alfred series from number one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell. Our hero, Uhtred, has been made Governor of London. This fourth book in the series is mostly set in London and covers Alfred's building of fortified towns to hold Wesssex and his push into Mercia.

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The year is 885 and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, warrior by instinct, Viking by nature, appears to have settled down. He has land, a wife, two children and a duty given to him by Alred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help.

Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. It is a dangerous time and Uhtred must decide how much his oath binds him to the king. Other storm clouds are gathering. Aethelflaed - Alfred's daughter - is now married, but a cruel twist of fate means th...

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