With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hardrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country.
But newly-crowned King Harold Godwinson will not let that happen without a fight. Charismatic and the leader of a mighty army, he is determined to make Hadrada the last Viking in England. And so the bloodiest battle yet fought on English soil is about to begin. At stake is sovereignty, freedom, and honour.
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A really disappointing purchase
A better story narrated by someone who had even the smallest shred of talent. It was like listening to an episode of Eastenders set in the 11th century, ghost written by Mike Tyson and narrated by someone on day release from the voice-over dustbin of a second rate Hentai Studio. Utter drivvel. If you have even the slightest interest in historical fact, or even hunger for a whiff of realism, this book will make you spew.
Something to do with accountancy...like a literary glass of water to wash away the taste of a really unpleasant wine at a charity tasting. This book was the equivalent of a £4.00 bottle of sauternes. sickly rubbish that is likely to put you off pudding wine for ever.
A polar bear or any of the penguins at London zoo would have worked better
Nope. Actually, scratch that, yes - the fact that I can erase it from my Ipod is a major bonus and something to give thanks for. The cover was the best bit.
I suppose this makes my enjoyment of other books even greater - not much could be worse. I gave up in the 5th chapter and re-played Panzer Commander and found it to be a fabulous antidote to The Last Viking.