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Sword Song (2007) [Novel]
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Series: Saxon Stories, the
Part: 4

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The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife, and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help.

Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Ætheleflæd—Alfred's daughter—is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred's kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.

A gripping story of love, deceit, and violence, Sword Song is set in an England of tremendous turmoil and strife—yet one galvanized by the hope that Alfred may prove an enduring force. Uhtred, his lord of war and greatest warrior, has become his sword—a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain.

Original title: Sword Song
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanMedieval
FictionHistoricalEuropeanBritish Isles

Edition #1: Sword Song

Sword Song (2007)
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Language: English

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Sword Song (September 3, 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007219711
Dimensions: 6.1 x 3.9 x 1.3 in
Pages: 366

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