#book #review The Last King by M J Porter

From author M J Porter comes a thrilling new hero.

They sent three hundred warriors to kill one man. It wasn’t enough.

Mercia lies broken but not beaten, her alliance with Wessex in tatters.

Coelwulf, a fierce and bloody warrior, hears whispers that Mercia has been betrayed from his home in the west. He fears no man, especially not the Vikings sent to hunt him down.

To discover the truth of the rumours he hears, Coelwulf must travel to the heart of Mercia, and what he finds there will determine the fate of Mercia, as well as his own. 


If you love ‘Vikings‘ and ‘The Last Kingdom‘ then you are going to love this book!

The Last King is bloody, there is lots of fighting and from the get go lots of adult language – mostly F*ck – so if you are not partial to any of that then this may not be the book for you, however that being said, for me it was a welcome change to the cozy, clean mystery or romance that I normally read, so I found this a great gritty read.

The story is immersive, the battles are bloody and the characters are so life like you fell you are right there in midst of it all. Porter has done an amazing job at bring this historical fiction to life in such as way that the reader can’t help but feel a part of the action. This book is bloody as I have already said and to be honest there is no other way to tell a tale from this era without the bloody battled that ensued, its true to history and as I am fresh off of watching Viking and The Last Kingdom I found this book thrilling to say the least.

The characters, the setting – in fact everything – I just loved!

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Fee is a 35 year old mother of three, who has been on the blogging scene since 1996. Over the years she has tried to change her style but finds the personal diary effect to be her niche - there are not many of those around in the blogging world nowadays.

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