The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

It is the middle of the Ninth Century, the England as we know it exists only as a dream, a dream in the mind of one man, Alfred, King of the West Saxons. But it is a dream that will not come easy or without a cost. England is a divided land under invasion by Viking war bands looking for land and plunder.

To make his dream a reality Alfred will need the help of strong and capable men. Men who know how to fight and know what it is like to stand shoulder to shoulder in a shield-wall. Men like Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a man with closer ties to the Vikings than to Alfred and his Saxons. But Uhtred needs Alfred as much as Alfred needs him, for Uhtred also has a dream, to reclaim his family’s ancestral home, a dream he can only accomplish with Alfred’s help. They may not like each other, but they’re all they’ve got.

The library will be closing at 4pm on Friday, Oct. 15th due to the book sale. FYI - masks will be required when visiting the book sale.
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