After winning a major battle over Harald Bloodhair, Uhtred's joy is stolen from him with Gisela's death in childbirth. Uhtred is devasted and when Gisela's honor is attacked, Uhtred kills the offending brother. Uhtred flees Lundene, leaving behind Alfred's "justice" and his former life.
This installation in the Saxon Tales is by far the hardest to read. Uhtred's life seems to be unraveling and readers can't help but mourn along with him. I did enjoy it and I loved knowing that old Uhtred will be back!
I borrowed this book from the local library.