Lords of the North (The Saxon Chronicles Series #3)
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Bernard Cornwell
- Publish Date: 2007-01-23
The third installment of Bernard Cornwellâs bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, âlike Game of Thrones, but realâ (The Observer, London)âthe basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.
After achieving victory at King Alfredâs side, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is returning to his home in the North, finally free of his allegiance to the Kingâor so he believes. An encounter with a vicious slave trader introduces Uhtred to Guthred, the self-proclaimed King of Northumbria. Curious about Guthredâs astounding claim, Uhtred follows him north. But he soon discovers fate has another incredible surprise in store, and begins an unexpected journey that climaxes in the midnight siege of a city thought impregnableâa dangerous seige that results in the forging of England.
Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwellâs finest work yetâa breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation of English identity, as the English and Danes begin to become one people, appropriating each otherâs languages and, thrillingly, fighting side-by-side.