The Pale Horseman
The last unvanquished piece of England, Wessex is eyed hungrily by the fearsome Viking conquerors. A dispossessed young nobleman, Uhtred is tied to the imperiled land by birth and marriage but was raised by the Danish invaders — and he questions where his allegiance must lie. But blood is his destiny, and when the overwhelming Viking horde attacks out of a wintry darkness, Uhtred must put aside all hatred and distrust and stand beside his embattled country's staunch defender — the fugitive King Alfred.
The Pale Horseman is a gripping, monumental adventure that gives breathtaking life to one of the most important epochs in English history — yet another masterwork from New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell.
Bernard Cornwell (born 1944) is a prolific and popular English historical novelist.
The Last Kingdom is known in the US as The Saxon Tales. Formerly known in the UK as The Warrior Chronicles.
The Last Kingdom consists of thirteen works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.