This is the thirteenth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic summer Daily Thunder series drawing on the legendary life of Alfred the Great. In this particular episode two unexpected and amazing things are going to enter the already-exciting storyline. First, Guthrum, the evil king of the Vikings is going to have a shocking end to his life — a death that students of history have deeply pondered and wondered about for generations. While the second thing is the arrival of a new character on the scene named Æthelstan, at the precise time Guthrum exits the storyline. Æthelstan is another king who will prove critical to Alfred’s successes in transforming a terribly fractured Britain into one united England.