Firstly I would just like to say I'm a huge fan of your books, especially the Saxon Stories, and cannot wait to delve into Uhtred's next adventure.
I've noticed that you seem to utilise a simpler syntactic structure in the Saxon Stories than you do in your other work, with shorter, more succinct sentences. I've often wondered whether this is a conscious decision to emulate the Old English language, especially as the story is written from Uhtred's perspective in the first-person?
Also, I wondered whether you watched Michael Wood's excellent series on King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons? I believe one of Uhtred's descendants got a mention as the Earl of Northumbria during Athelstan's reign!
I can’t say it’s deliberate, but I do have Anglo-Saxon constructions loitering at the back of my mind when I write the Uhtred books, so I guess you’re right and it shows? Thank you!
No, I haven't seen it.