The 4th in the bestselling Alfred series from the hugely popular historical novelist and author of the "Sharpe", "Warlord" and "Grail Quest" series. Uhtred has been made Governor of London, and this novel will cover Alfred's building of towns to hold Wessex and push into Mercia. The previous title in the series, "The Lords Of The North", reached Number 2 on the "Sunday Times" bestseller list, staying in the top ten for 9 weeks. 'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' "Observer"