"[P]erhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today.”

-Washington Post


This first book in Cornwell’s Saxon Tales series offers a sweeping story of the epic 9th-century battle between the forces of King Alfred and the Vikings who are quickly dismantling the Anglo Saxon empire. Caught in the complex crosshairs of this historic struggle is Uhtred, who was captured in an earlier battle and trained in the Viking ways of battle and turned against his homeland. Not only is Cornwell one of our greatest contemporary storytellers, his books are filled with incredible historical detail that brings the bloody Middle Ages to life on the page.


This irresistibly priced title is a great introduction to a thrilling six-book series.


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by basson_mommy12 on ‎02-29-2012 09:30 AM

I picked this up last week. I highly recommend it!

by miss_dobie on ‎02-29-2012 09:46 AM

Got it just now.  Thank you!


by Cortney-Lee on ‎02-29-2012 11:00 AM

Thanks! Bought it!

by LMMS on ‎02-29-2012 03:15 PM

Love these books!