Uhtred is going home to Bebbanburg. However, he knows it will not be easy as three other forces want Bebbanburg. Constantin, King of the Scots has declared that Bebbanburg is how his and intends to besiege the ramparts. Aethelhelm, advisor and father in law to Edward of Wessex, wants Bebbanburg and intends to use trickery to steal it from his enemy Uhtred. Living high on Bebbanburg's impregnable walls is Uhtred's usurper cousin. The four forces will have a victor.
This book is amazing. The plot never waivers and I greedily sucked up each detail and word. Our powerful cast of characters is still with us; Uhtred the Warlord and thinker, Fintan and Uhtred, the warrior who is just like his father. I did enjoy that Uhtred reflected on his past, which brought a smile to my face, as well as his. Edith said it best "But you're Uhtred." This book continues the amazing series. A must must read!