One of his top ten Viking stories, as shared at the Guardian:
The Saxon / Warrior Chronicles by Bernard CornwellRead about another entry on the list.
Captured as a boy and raised as a viking warrior, Northumbrian nobleman Uhtred becomes the one man ruthless enough to defend King Alfred’s Wessex from the marauding Danes who have overrun the rest of Saxon England. Cornwell, famous for his Sharpe books, applies his military mastery to the Viking age in six books beginning with The Last Kingdom. Vivid characters, friendships forged in the crucible of combat, and crunching battle scenes ensue.