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Travel back in time to Dark Age Britannia and the turbulent reign of Alfred the Great who successfully prevented the Great Heathen Army from conquering his beloved Kingdom of Wessex.
Journey throughout a war-ravaged country where Lord Richard and his offspring swear allegiance to a visionary King; where a cultural renaissance not seen since the rule of Charlemagne defies the savagery of barbarian raids; where a decisive sea battle establishes naval supremacy.
Posted July 1, 2012
Fantastic character flow and the writing allows you to place yourself in their shoes asking what would I do. A page turner indeed. The characters stuck with you from beginning to end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 14, 2012
After reading this third book of the Briton and Dane series, I started rereading the first and second book. I did that in order to review all the action and the many characters that make up this informative history of the reign of Alfred the Great. Author Mary Ann Bernal brings out so much of the places and characters of the times it bears a second reading. Of the three books I liked this one best. (But of course by the time I got to this book I knew most of the characters well.) Good Read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 5, 2012
I really liked this book. I hadn’t reread the previous books before diving into this one but that didn’t pose any problems; most of it all came back to me immediately. Sometimes I did have a moment of “who are they again, what side are they on?” but the characters due tend to stick with you from book to book.
One of the things that I loved about this book, and the series in general, is that no decision is black or white; no motive is simple. It’s hard to say that someone on the “bad” side is wrong per say because they genuinely believe in their motives and at times you can empathize with them. This book will get under your skin.
There is action until the final moments and I love that. It doesn’t let up for a moment. There are so many characters and subplots and so many things to keep track of and root for. I was very satisfied with the ending. Had it ended another way, I think I would have been quite upset. Now that the series is at a close, it’s a little sad to say goodbye to these characters. But I eagerly await more from this author.