November 30, 2017 at 9:05 am #4576
For December 2017, I chose The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell. This book is next up for me anyway, and I think it would make a good BOTM. We read a Bernard Cornwell BOTM book years ago, and I really liked it. I’ve been meaning to go back to him, but never got around to it. In 2015, the TV adaptation of The Last Kingdom was on BBC America, and I loved it! The 2nd season came out last year on Netflix, which I don’t have, so I got the DVDs. I loved the 2nd season too! I highly recommend the show (and it’s hottie main character 🙂 ) as a complement to the book.
From Amazon (not a great description, but a good start):
“In the middle years of the ninth century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon one man, one king.
From New York Times bestselling storyteller Bernard Cornwell comes a rousing epic adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love, and battle as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who straddled two worlds.”
November 30, 2017 at 3:03 pm #4581
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I remember the previous Bernard Cornwell book and remembered enjoying it very much. I love those types of stories so I’ll definitely be picking this one up.December 3, 2017 at 5:53 pm #4583
I am absolutely in love with the show, so I’m excited to finally get to this book. Bernard Cornwell does a great job blending the history and fiction, and it makes me excited to read it. He fell off my radar for a while, but I’m glad he’s back!December 3, 2017 at 5:59 pm #4584
I can’t even get over the gorgeousness that is Alexander Dreymon. Sigh! He does a great job as Uhtred, and I enjoy picturing him as Uhtred while I’m reading 🙂 He is from a few European countries & is multi-lingual, so he has a great accent. His acting reminds me of Sam as Jamie, in that he has this sexy twinkle in his eyes all the time, and he’s very natural and not over-emoting. Another hottie to add to the stable of my historical fiction hotties 🙂December 4, 2017 at 10:54 am #4586
Ahhh, must add that show to my list!December 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm #4592
Scott says I have too many “boyfriends” haha! 🙂
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