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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 resp ected the length and breadth of Britain.
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