After 6 books of Uhtred complaining that his uncle ‘stole’ his inheritance, Uhtred finally does something about it. This means that instead of random strangers on the shield wall, Uhthred’s family is going to be on the front lines, right across his cousins.
So of course, the book starts with him disowning his eldest son Uhtred for being a Xtian priest. Disowning means taking away the name and giving it to the second son, so that Uhtred Uhtredson will inherit from dad. (ugh, try typing that name 10 times fast) Lots of family angst, lots of clever stratagems, lots of gore, lots of betrayal.
Not only that, but Uhtred is feeling his 50 years. He’s slowing down. And therefore, at the end of the book, a THING happens.
MUST HAVE NEXT BOOK RIGHT NOW.