Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful books. I have read all of them of course, and followed the Last Kingdom series on TV, and have a question for you.
My understanding from the books is that Uhtred is/has a free Viking spirit that believes in Norrøn mythology, and despises the men of the church and the christian religion, even though he respect the believers. (because he is a free spirit) In the books he often touch his hammer and hope his fate will be good, and I think you have managed to describe the norrøn religion very well.
In the TV series on the other hand, this is toned down alot. There is a lot of focus on the christian cross, and I can not remember once having seen Uhtreds Thor hammer, or any other Thor hammer on vikings. It seems to me that the series is made to appeal to american christians on behalf of the true story of the books?
My question is: Am I right, or have I missed something? Do you appreciate the way this subject is portrayed in the TV series??
Thank you for your time.
Best regards and thank you again for ALL your books!!
I think the TV series does downplay that theme, though I doubt they’re worried specifically about American Christians – maybe any Christian? On the other hand they have time constraints which I don’t, so they must choose their themes which inevitably means leaving some things out – despite which I’ve enjoyed every episode. To be honest I haven’t missed the mockery which is in the books, so I think they’re doing a fine job!