The Pale Horseman – Bernard Cornwell

The second in the Uhtred series* The Pale Horseman continues on from The Last Kingdom. Humiliated by Alfred despite being key to Alfred’s victory over the Danish Vikings at the Battle of Cynuit, Northumbian-born, Viking-raised Uhtred of Bebbanburg decides to seek riches and power …. by going raiding along the Cornish coast.

However, when the Vikings betray their truce with Alfred, Uhtred’s fortunes too take a turn for the worse and he ends up hiding in the Somerset marshlands, with Alfred…. links:

* I know that strictly this is the Alfred the Great series, but seeing as Uhtred is the main character for me this series will remain named after him!