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The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
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Jul 18, 2009

What I liked most about this book would have to be that it's main character is somewhat conflicted about whose side of this war between the Danes and the English he should be on and that gives the whole book a sense of realism. He has, in fact, reason to hate BOTH sides and the shifts he makes back and forth from one side to the other give the whole endeavor a complexity that makes me empathize with Uhtred.
I also found the state of England after it's abandonment by the Roman empire pretty interesting and the descriptions of the towns and villages, which today are large urban areas, fascinating. It is hard to imagine Britain in such a state when you look at it today.
This was good. I want to read the sequel.

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