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by Cornwell, Bernard.

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TitleSword of kings : The Last Kingdom/Saxon Stories, book 12
Author / Responsible partyCornwell, Bernard.
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Uhtred, of Bebbanburg (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Ethelfled, -918 -- Fiction. Edward, King of England, -924 -- Fiction. Alfred, King of England, 849-899 -- Fiction. Kings and rulers -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899 -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction. Vikings -- Fiction. Saxons -- Fiction. Oaths -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Uhtred of Bebbanburg is a man of his word. An oath bound him to King Alfred. An oath bound him to æthelflæd. And now an oath will wrench him away from the ancestral home he fought so hard to regain. For Uhtred has sworn that on King Edward's death, he will kill two men. And now Edward is dying. A violent attack drives Uhtred south with a small band of warriors, and headlong into the battle for kingship. Plunged into a world of shifting alliances and uncertain loyalties, he will need all his strength and guile to overcome the fiercest warrior of them all and with it, the chance to fulfil his oath. As two opposing Kings gather their armies, fate drags Uhtred to London, and a struggle for control that must leave one King victorious, and one dead. But fate as Uhtred has learned to his cost is inexorable. Wyrd bið ful aræd. And Uhtred's destiny is to stand at the heart of the shield wall once again

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System control numberS14736
Original Print PublisherLondon : HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.
Series statementBook 12 of the Last Kingdom series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 12 of the Last Kingdom series
NarratorMatt Bates.
Narrator NameMatt Bates.
Participant or performer noteMatt Bates.
Narrators GenderMale narrator