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Book Review of The Last Kingdom (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 1)

The Last Kingdom (Saxon Chronicles, Bk 1)
Helpful Score: 2

My Rating: B+
The story of Uthred amazes me. The first night I opened the book, it took me in completely.
The many twists and turns kept me guess all the way to the end, and the historical facts were put in a way that made them interesting, not at all like I was being force fed history. To tell this story correctly, the author needed to do a lot of land description, but did it in a way that you didn't even really notice, it was just part of the story as it should be.

At time, it felt as if the characters were a little flat, and like the main character was very distant from the events affecting his life. Though the farther I got into the book, the more I realized why he was so distant.

All in all this was an excellent read, I can't wait to read the next two!