Sometimes, you open a book and just a few pages later you know it's going to be an awesome read. Kings of the Wyld was one such book. The concept behind it is unusual: "What if mercenaries were the rock stars of a fantasy world?". It's an interesting idea, but there is a lot more to this book than just this.
I have recently visited my favorite Palace in Portugal, the Pena Palace. I hadn't been there in a long time. It's just a half an hour drive from where I live in Lisbon, but I rarely get out of the city. This was, however, a chance to visit the Palace at night. Something that only happens once a year, as it usually closes before sundown. So, together with a small legion of other Lisbonites, I set off to see the place under the moonlight. A visit I had made many times, albeit only in my mind. You see, for everyone else, the Pena Palace is just a monument. The ancient summer palace of the Portuguese kings of old. But for me, this is where the Imperial Citadel was born.
I have for some time been entertaining the idea of creating a blog for my website where I would review any books, video games, movies, and TV Shows I enjoy (or not) and I have finally found the perfect excuse to start it -The Last Kingdom.
If you haven't heard of it yet, it's because the show is fairly new and did not launch with the same fanfare of other series.
So, what is the Last Kingdom? I'll let the show speak for itself. Just watch the trailer right after the jump.