The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)

(Saxon Chronicles (1))

Paperback, 577 pages

English language

Published Jan. 25, 2005 by HarperCollins.

ISBN:
9780060759339

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4 stars (2 reviews)

7 editions

A review from Goodreads

3 stars

It was the first book I read from Bernard Cornwell after hearing from my friends and reading many positive reviews of his work. I can't say I disliked the book, it was okay, but there were some things that bothered me.

First, I thought that there wasn't enough depth regarding the characters feelings and personal relationships. The main character (Uhtred) seemed to me too cold and detached from reality, I really didn't feel any empathy for him. And I thought that all the other characters were also kinda flat and uninteresting.

Second, the author emphasizes almost solely the battles, describing them untiringly. I thought that at times it was repetitive and, well, boring. I know it is supposed to be an action packed book, but for me the action was not as exciting as I imagine it should be. The story is so battle centered that for me it lacked …

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Subjects

  • Large type books
  • Historical - General
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Historical
  • History
  • Action & Adventure
  • Sagas
  • Fiction / Historical
  • Alfred, 871-899
  • 0-1066
  • Great Britain