The Dragon and the Raven: Or The Days of King Alfred

G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902)

During the reign of King Alfred, Danish forces have invaded the English countryside. Although the English try to repulse these attacks, they are overrun by the savagery and sheer numbers of the Danes.

One of those deeply touched by these attacks is young Edmund. As a boy, he watched as his father was slain in battle fighting the Danes. Although young, he was intelligent, and noted the mistakes made on the battlefield. As he grew into a man, he put that knowledge into use and created a uniquely trained group of soldiers and built a new, stronger ship called the Dragon. Manning this ship with his special soldiers, Edmund joins the battle for freedom from Danish oppression. His adventures take him all throughout Europe and lead to glory, wealth, and eventually love. (Summary by M. Z. Spark)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Mike Harris
00:02:40
Play 01 The Fugitives Mike Harris
00:24:33
Play 02 The Battle of Kesteven Mike Harris
00:23:21
Play 03 The Massacre at Croyland Mike Harris
00:29:40
Play 04 The Invasion of Wessex Mike Harris
00:23:25
Play 05 A Disciplined Band Mike Harris
00:22:38
Play 06 The Saxon Fort Mike Harris
00:24:06
Play 07 The Dragon Mike Harris
00:23:07
Play 08 The Cruise of The Dragon Mike Harris
00:24:18
Play 09 A Prisoner Mike Harris
00:23:19
Play 10 The Combat Mike Harris
00:24:30
Play 11 The Isle of Athelney Mike Harris
00:25:03
Play 12 Four Years of Peace Mike Harris
00:15:06
Play 13 The Siege of Paris Mike Harris
00:24:07
Play 14 The Repulse of the Northmen Mike Harris
00:23:16
Play 15 Friends in Trouble Mike Harris
00:22:35
Play 16 Freda Mike Harris
00:25:11
Play 17 A Long Chase Mike Harris
00:22:29
Play 18 Freda Discovered Mike Harris
00:16:52
Play 19 United Mike Harris
00:21:51