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Sword Song

Bernard Cornwell

The fourth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series. 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—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of 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. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Alfred’s daughter is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred’s kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England’s future. Sword Song is Cornwell’s finest work yet—vivid with period detail, this breathtaking adventure throroughly reimagines one of the most fascinating tales in all of history—the birth of England—and breathes life into the brilliant king who made it possible: Alfred the Great.

The fourth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series. 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—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of 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. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Alfred’s daughter is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred’s kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England’s future. Sword Song is Cornwell’s finest work yet—vivid with period detail, this breathtaking adventure throroughly reimagines one of the most fascinating tales in all of history—the birth of England—and breathes life into the brilliant king who made it possible: Alfred the Great.
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The fourth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series. 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—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of 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. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Alfred’s daughter is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred’s kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England’s future. Sword Song is Cornwell’s finest work yet—vivid with period detail, this breathtaking adventure throroughly reimagines one of the most fascinating tales in all of history—the birth of England—and breathes life into the brilliant king who made it possible: Alfred the Great.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jamie Glover

Length:

5h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:18