RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 68712334 LA English T1 Lords of the North A1 Cornwell, Bernard., PB HarperCollinsPublishers PP New York YR 2007 SN 9780060888626 0060888628 9780061149047 0061149047 AB Returning to his northern home, Uhtred of Bebbanburg finds himself caught up in the takeover crusade of a self-proclaimed ruler of Northumbria, a situation that culminates in a midnight siege on a seemingly impregnable city. From Bernard Cornwell, the undisputed master of historical fiction, comes the third volume in the exhilarating Saxon Tales: the story of the birth of England as the Saxons struggle to repel the Danish invaders. The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex defeat the invading Danes. Now, finally free of his allegiance to the victorious, ungrateful King Alfred, he is heading home to rescue his stepsister, a prisoner of Kjartan the Cruel in the formidable Danish stronghold of Dunholm. Uhtred's best hope is his sword, Serpent-Breath, for his only allies are Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and Guthred, a slave who believes himself king. Rebellion, chaos, fear, and betrayal await them in the north, forcing Uhtred to turn once more, reluctantly, to the liege he formerly served in battle and blood: Alfred the Great. In a clash of heroes, the kingdom is born. -- Publisher's description.