Review of The Last Kingdom

Saturdays, 10:00 PM ET on BBC America

Thursdays, 4:00 PM ET on BBC Two

Fridays, 3:00 AM ET on Netflix

60 minutes

In the ninth century, Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and in many instances ruled by Viking forces. The main protagonist, Uhtred - the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is kidnapped by norsemen and raised as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested.
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by kjswede
Nov 17, 2015 6:00AM EST
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Just finished the ninth book of Bernard cornwell the Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories.
The books are the foundation of the the last kingdom tv series and i was over joy´d to start watching it ,but sad to say
i was disappointed. Bernard Cornwell´s descriptions in his texts are spellbinding ,and its so well written that you almost can se and smell the characters. he is a master of telling a story. So back to the tv series . they have made this in a hurry ,it lacks a lot of details and changed/left out some key-characters . when Uthred was a boy should have been a couple of episodes at least. also there are a lot of facts missing .take for instance his 2 swords Serpent breath and his shorter sword Wasp-sting,Wasp-sting that he uses in a shield wall because serpent-breath is to long for close combat. And where are the arm-rings ? just 2 facts of many they left out .They should have made this series longer and more detailed like getting to know the key-characters better. The story of Uthred is a breath taking story, it would be a shame
not to take the books serious .A great loss .How ever the series is good" if you have not read the books that is" . I give the series 3 1/2 of 5 stars and all the books 5 of 5.

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