Lords of the North, the third book in Bernard Cornwell’s ongoing saga of King Alfred and ninth-century England — as told by the pagan English warrior Uhtred — is soaked yet again in nasty political intrigue, ripsnorting battles, and pungent blasphemy. All glorious things, but Cornwell also sidelines Alfred to a cameo and skimps on the grand historical moments this time out. At times, Uhtred’s journey — rescuing a northern king from slavery, only to be repaid with betrayal — feels a wee bit arbitrary. Fortunately, there are plenty of lines like this one: ”When you are dead, I shall have your skin tanned and made into a saddle so I can spend the rest of my life farting on you.”
Lords of the North Lords of the North, the third book in Bernard Cornwell's ongoing saga of King Alfred and ninth-century England — as told by the...Lords of the NorthFictionBernard Cornwell Lords of the North, the third book in Bernard Cornwell's ongoing saga of King Alfred and ninth-century England — as told by the...2007-01-19HarperCollins
Genre: Fiction; Author: Bernard Cornwell; Publisher: HarperCollins
Posted January 19 2007 — 12:00 AM EST
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