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Saxon Stories > DoK: Part 4: Death in Winter - Chapters 11-13 (Full Spoilers)

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message 1: by Rob, Mayor of Ghost Town (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rob (robzak) | 6373 comments Mod
Section 4

Discuss chapters 11-13 and the book as a whole.

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Suzanne | 1582 comments So, when did you all see the treachery coming? I think I started suspecting things as soon as the Kentish king asked the favor of being the rear guard.

Another good ending - the odds weren't quite as overwhelming as the last book, but what I like is that although each of these books ends with a big battle, they don't all feel like the same battle rehashed.

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Rob (robzak) | 6373 comments Mod
The horse thing is when I got suspicious.

I was starting to wonder how he'd wrap it up, and turns out he just hit pause. Lots left unresolves for the next book.

I was worried he was going to kill off Finnan or Osberth near the end there.

I was also starting to wonder why the title was Death of Kings, plural. Then bam. Lots of dead kings near the end.

Overall a good book, but I'm eager for the next one already.

Ctgt | 629 comments At this point I expect treachery from everyone so I wasn't too surprised. In the past it seemed as though Uhtred was always out thinking his opponents so it was interesting to see him a bit confused about their tactics. I think I enjoyed this one more for that reason.

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Kat | 1175 comments As soon as the Centish turned up with warriors on foot I thought something was off, because I remembered them selling horses to Frankia.

When they let them replace the garrison in Lundene, I was sure that Lundene would be lost before the end of the book.

Alas, it was not, but Rob is right in saying he hit the pause button - so much left open-ended.

However, it took me almost forever to finish this book. Partly because I grew a bit tired of Alfred's antics (thank God he finally kicked the bucket), and partly because I read other things.

However, I have the next one in my bag to start tomorrow, so hopefully I will catch up before the group reads the next one after!

Suzanne | 1582 comments Hooray for finishing! You are right - Alfred gets SO irritating.

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