I started reading Cornwell after watching "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix. Apparently I've been living a sheltered life, because I haven't read any Cornwell before - but "The Warrior" or "The Saxon" chronicles, depending on what continent you're on, are just one great read after another.
This is book three in the series, and we've got Uhtred, with the loyal Hild, in Northumbria, all ready to take vengeance for the wrongs that were done to him in book one, and seeking his missing sister. But, not surprisingly, many an adventure will occur first - new wrongs, an unforeseen betrayal that takes him far away from his goal, new loyalties, and always new battles.
I love the well-articulated stress between Christianity and traditional Danish beliefs that permeates the series. Cornwell also does an excellent job of bringing up the violence and ignorance endemic of the times. You get an exceptional contemporary history lesson as well as a well-written story that's difficult to put down.