In the middle years of the ninth century, the fierce Danes
stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after
kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And
suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon one
man, one king.
From New York Times bestselling storyteller Bernard Cornwell comes a
rousing epic adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love,
and battle as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who straddled two worlds.