Sword Song - Bernard Cornwell

Hardback - Very Good Condition

First Edition


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, appears to have settled down. He has land, a wife, two children and a duty given to him by Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy 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. It is a dangerous time and Uhtred must decide how much his oath binds him to the king. Other storm clouds are gathering. Ethelflad – Alfred’s daughter – is now married, but a cruel twist of fate means that her very existence becomes a threat to Alfred’s kingdom. It is Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England’s whole future.

Sword Song tells the story of the making of England and, like all of Bernard Cornwell’s previous novels, is based on true events. It is a gripping story of love, deceit, and violence, set in an England of tremendous turmoil and strife, yet one galvanised by a small flicker of hope that Alfred, the great king of Wessex, may prove a force that lasts. Uhtred, his greatest warrior, has become his sword, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of the land, his Lord of War.

1 in stock


Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell (Book 4 in The Last Kingdom series)

First Edition

In an excellent condition.  See photos for more details.

Additional information

Weight 591 g
Dimensions 24.2 × 16.2 × 3 cm

Extra Information

First Edition




Bernard Cornwell