Uhtred arrives in the north to discover rebellion, chaos and fear. His only ally is Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and his best hope is his sword, with which he has made a formidable reputation as a warrior. He will need the assistance of other warriors if he is to attack Dunholm and he finds Guthred, a slave who believes he is a king. If Guthred is to rule Northumbria he needs Uhtred and Ragnar, the Dane who is Uhtred’s sworn brother. Guthred, though, is weak and yields to treachery...
Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell has sold over 20 million books worldwide and The Lords of the North is the third book in the Saxon Stories that continues from where we left off in The Pale Horseman. We are wrenched into the life of Uhtred, the narrator of the story, the protagonist and the dispossessed son of Ealdorman of Bebbanburg in ninth century Northumbria and Wessex.
After the region is freed from the Vikings, Uhtred seeks revenge for the murder of his foster father and goes on a brave exploration to find his stepsister who has been kidnapped. The Lords of the North explores the dark secrets of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms as we get tangled up in Uthred’s quest to free his stepsister in a cloud of terror, disorder and rebellion. We join him as he continues to grow his reputation for being a fearless warrior as he meets untrustworthy souls who are prone to treachery and deceit.
Will Uhtred find his stepsister alive by hunting down his old enemy Kjartan or does someone else hold the key to her whereabouts?
The Lords of the North is wonderfully read by Richard Armitage over 10 audiobooks on CD as we get drawn into the third book of Cornwell’s Saxon Stories.