Lords of the North is the third in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Chronicle series set in the time of Alfred the Great. It was released in 2007. The series tells the story of Uhtred of Bebbenburg, a Saxon warrior brought up by Danes. Lords of the North follows Uhtred on his journey to avenge the death of his foster-father five years before at the hands of a Danish warlord, Kjartan the Cruel. On his journey, spanning nearly three years, Uhtred rescues an enslaved king, falls in love, battles enemy Danes, and is himself enslaved. The audiobook is 12 hours and Richard Armitage performs all 32 main characters as well as several sundry characters, with voices including those of Danes, Irish, women, children, and men. In February 2008, the audio book was No. 3 in the Audio Times Top Ten Ratings.