The Pale HorsemanThe Last Kingdom Series
This historical novel tells the thrilling and lesser-known story of how England was made in the 9th and 10th centuries, during the reign of King Alfred the Great and his descendants. The Danish Vikings invaded and occupied three of England's four kingdoms, leaving only a small marshland where Alfred and his family lived. The protagonist, Uhtred, was raised by the Danes but must choose between his loyalty to his adoptive family and his newfound love and loyalty for his home country and ruler. This book is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones looking for a realistic alternative.
First Published in 2006