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Death of Kings

In this the sixth book in the Saxon Tales saga, Alfred the Great is still dying with his dream of a greater Wessex (England) still unfulfilled.  His heir, Edward, seems ill prepared for the throne, though seems to be better in many ways than his father.  Uhtred, Wessex’s best sword is unwilling to swear an oath to the presumptive king thus condemning the kingdom to turmoil and failure.  The threats to the kingdom are not just from the Danes, but from “relatives” in and around Wessex.  The big question is who will Uhtred support or will he return to fulfill his long-desired quest to take back his father’s kingdom.