The Lords of the North – Bernard Cornwell

Moving swiftly on from Alfred (and Uhtred)’s victory at Ethandun fort, the action in The Lords of the North takes place back in Northumbria. Accompanied by former nun Hild, Uhtred travels north, his sights firmly fixed on regaining his family’s power-base at Bebbanburg and on avenging the murder of his foster father, Earl Ragnar. The spinners of fate though have other plans and when his path crosses with slave-king Guthred, Uhtred finds himself first fighting for Saint Cuthbert, and then a ship-slave….. links: