Northumbria, El Ultimo Reino


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Titulo Original: The Last Kingdom (Saxon Stories #1)
Autor: Bernard Cornwell
Publicación: 2007
Paginas: 436
Género: Novela Histórica 
Serie: Sajones, Vikingos y Normandos #1

No voy a negar que lo que me ha hecho leer el principio de esta saga, es lo mucho que disfruto de la serie Vikings y como tal, aunque las diferencias son notables, es a su vez una novela bastante disfrutable y violenta, como los tiempos que relata en el final del siglo IX.

La mayor diferencia con lo que vemos en la serie, es que aquí los Vikingos, mayormente llamados Daneses, ya que según aclara Cornwell, vikingo se refiere mas a una actitud y concretamente a cuando saqueaban…. no están de rapiña, sino a la conquista de Inglaterra reino a reino y entre estos daneses tenemos a Ragnar, sus hijos y sus hombres.

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El protagonista es Uthred, un joven Sajón, heredero de una buena plaza de Northumbria, que tras ver morir a su padre en un muro de escudos contra los daneses, carga infantil pero valientemente contra Ragnar. Ragnar lo desarma casi con la mirada y le perdona la vida llevándoselo, pues aprecia la bravura del chaval.

Y será Uthred quien nos cuente su historia. La narra ya siendo viejo, recordando su ajetreada vida, primero como Sajón y después como Danés, su aprecio mutuo por Ragnar y la vida danesa, los viejos dioses y la vida guerrera, viviendo en 2 mundos a la vez y entre 2 grandes hombres como el rey Alfredo de Wessex y el propio Ragnar.

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Muy recomendable, muy violento y muy interesante por ver esa proto Inglaterra empezando a formarse en la mente de Alfredo. La jeta danesa contra los píos, muy cristianos y temerosos de dios, Sajones. Ahora que ha acabado la segunda temporada de la serie, vendrá bien leer la saga para no enfadar a Odin.

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