Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6) (The Last Kingdom Series)

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Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6) (The Last Kingdom Series)

Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles, Book 6) (The Last Kingdom Series)

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Uhtred has three women impersonate a trio of Christian angels to provide prophecies of their own to counter the words of Aelfadell. So though there are many points in this series that I want to drag Alfred up from his bony knees from the cobblestone floor of a church and strangle him until he is nothing but a limp noodle in my hands, I would have to resist the urge and say.

After Edward is crowned king, Uhtred expects an attack from the Danes, but Sigurd is sick, and his fellow jarl and friend, Cnut, is unwilling to invade without him; Cnut also has troublesome Scots to deal with.

These were A Crowning Mercy, published in 1983, Fallen Angels in 1984, and Coat of Arms (aka The Aristocrats) in 1986. But the challenge to him, as the king’s warrior, is that he knows that he will either be the means of making Alfred’s dream of a united and Christian England come to pass or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion.

In true Cornwell style, his main character has as many enemies and ill-wishers in his own camp as he has actual enemies, so it's a struggle at every turn. That is not even the best insult I’ve ever heard Uhtred give an opponent before, but it isn’t too bad considering he is reeling from the fact that, for the first time in his life, someone thinks he is an unworthy opponent.Whenever I need to truly get away, there is always another Cornwell adventure to take me to another time and place and let me experience a life I could never have. Haesten does not attack, instead retreating in the night because his force was meant only to distract the Mercian army from the true threat.

It continues the story of Saxon warlord Uhtred of Bebbanburg who resists a new Danish invasion of Wessex and Mercia. I did get thoroughly caught up in the battle for the kingdom of Wessex's survival and Uhtred, verbal glitches aside, is a very believable character.Probably lacking a little of the twinkle and sparkle that I want from this series, especially since I had read The Burning Land right before Death of Kings and it served up all the twinkle and sparkle that a girl like me could need. A displaced King of Bebbanburg who, even at the advanced age of 45, still dreams of dethroning his treacherous uncle and taking back his father’s kingdom.

This book is full of emotional scenes between characters that have been favourites since Book 1, The Last Kingdom (which I shall review in the next month or so).

Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). And maybe, just maybe, in the process the young Edward may learn a little about warfare in the process from the master himself. He manages to face a much larger Danish force led by Sigurd, a powerful Danish jarl, at a narrow bridge over the River Use.

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