The latest chapter in the epic saga of the making of England,
magnificently brought to life by "the reigning king of historical
fiction" (USA Today), Bernard Cornwell.
As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his
lifelong goal of a unified England in peril, his kingdom on the
brink of chaos. Though his son, Edward, has been named his
successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne—as well
as ambitious pagan... more...