My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I think this is the best book of his series to date. There's some nice twists in the tale. I wasn't too keen on the start as Uhtred has fallen foul of the Church on several occasions and you'd think he would have learned by now. But the tale develops nicely and there's a few new characters including many more Uhtreds that it does get a bit confusing. The book is a skilful depiction of Saxon England in the making and well worth reading. An enjoyable romp.
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