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The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
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Sep 16, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: bernard-cornwell-the-saxon-stories, historical-fiction, reviewed
Read from August 21 to September 16, 2011

Brilliant how in this first book of the series, Bernard Cornwell takes the reader back to the time when England was attacked by the Danes, how the latter conquered each part, except Wessex, how battles were fought, how they possibly thought, lived, etc... How much influence the Church had on the locals and how devoted those locals were. It's easy to take the side of Uthred and witness how he didn't have a life or a proper youth. Not like we know it today. The way Bernard Cornwell wrote the story, in terms of descriptions of scenes, dialogues, and more is also a strong point. It makes you want to go to that period and see it with your own eyes. Not live there, of course, for the hygiene, comfort and other aspects were very different from what we know/are used to today. Still, a movie should be made of this book or series.
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