Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell - This is the third book in the Saxon Tales series, after The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman, which follows the anti-hero and pagan warrior Uthred. Unexpected plot twists, sword-slinging battles, blood feuds, brilliant curses, Christians vs. pagans and Danes vs. Saxons all enhance the engaging narration of the brutal Uthreds voice. Testosterone driven action doesn't get any better than this. I loved this book! Gotta get me a copy of Sword Song, the fourth book, which is out now. Highly Recommended!