Saxon Tales #6
On Sale: January 17, 2012
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The fate of a new nation rests in the hands of a reluctant
warrior in this thrilling sixth volume in the acclaimed New
York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series.
As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his
dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the
brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his
successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throneâ€”as
well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.
Uhtred, the Saxon-born, Viking-raised warrior, whose life
seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn
between his vows to Alfred and his desire to reclaim his
long-lost ancestral lands and castle in the north. As the
kingâ€™s warrior, he is duty-bound, but Alfredâ€™s reign is
nearing its end, and Uhtred has sworn no oath to the crown
prince. Despite his long years of service, Uhtred is still
loath to commit to the old kingâ€™s Saxon cause of a united
and Christian England. Now he must make a momentous
decision, one that will forever transform his life . . . and
the course of history: take up armsâ€”and Alfredâ€™s mantleâ€”or
lay down his sword and allow the dream of a unified kingdom
to fall into oblivion.
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