I've finally started reading The Last Kingdom and I'm really enjoying the unique use of narrative voice, and love the little bits of historical detail its sprinkled with to support it.
I was a little concerned at first that the book would be so close to the TV series as to lack surprise. However, the divergence between them both quickly became clear. While I did very much enjoy the TV series, it's clear that - as usual - the books are even better.
I've read the first two so far and loved both of them and will be reading the next in the next month or so.
I'm generally not a great fan of first person POV (though I do seem to have been reading more of them just recently) and, whilst it does have its limitations, such as being pinned to the actions of one person and any other actions only being narrated through dialogue, it also puts the reader very firmly into the middle of that one person's actions. This is particularly noticeable in battle scenes where you really do feel like you are there.
Just listening to a Q&A with Bernard Cornwell on Facebook. He says there are more Uhtred and Sharpe books to come. Also, a second season of the tv series of The Last Kingdom is coming next year, and two more seasons are planned after that.