I enjoy reading about history, and I enjoy book series, so Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon stories have filled the bill brilliantly.
The series relates the battle between Vikings and Saxons to conquer and unify England during the 9th century.
“Death of Kings” is the sixth book in the series, and the entire list can be found here. This latest book has been out for a couple of years, so your local library will likely have it.
A good synopsis and a few words of praise for the novel can be found here.
If you enjoyed Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth” and “World Without End,” you’ll enjoy this series. If you haven’t read either of these, give them a try … or many of Follett’s other works.