Saturday, May 23, 2020

100 Words: Destiny Is All

--according to Uhtred. I adore “The Last Kingdom.” It’s an enthralling story, filled with tension and surprises. Terrific battle scenes. Remarkable sense of place with the beautiful wilds of Hungary totally believable as Alfred the Great’s England in 900. EVERYTHING feels authentic, down to the smallest detail. Uhtred as POV character is a master storyteller, fearless warrior, brilliant strategist, and a philosopher torn between Saxon heaven and Danish Valhalla. Creator Bernard Cornwell is our greatest living historical novelist and writes solidly in the noble tradition of C.S. Forester and Patrick O’Brien. Seasons 1-3 were fabulous. More on season 4 later.

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