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The Last Pendragon

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A Tale of Myth and Magic...

Sarah Woodbury weaves a tale of Myth and Magic in "The Last Pendragon: A Story of Dark Age Wales." The author brings together the Arthurian and Welsh myths, while adding her own style to this story. As a lover of historical fiction and fantasy genres, I quickly found my...
Sarah Woodbury weaves a tale of Myth and Magic in "The Last Pendragon: A Story of Dark Age Wales." The author brings together the Arthurian and Welsh myths, while adding her own style to this story. As a lover of historical fiction and fantasy genres, I quickly found myself immersed into the story that contains a bit of both. We see Cade the last of the Pendragon line trying to take hold of his destiny as King. The theme is non traditional and sets it self apart from most Arthurian legends and stories. The plot is well written and moves at a pleasant pace, while bringing together a core group of characters. With the threat of the sidhe, demons, hell hounds and the Welsh Gods who try and control the outcome at every turn, the characters are tested. I found myself getting caught up in the feelings of brotherhood, loyalty, friendship and the longing of love, all while facing the knowledge that they might not make it in the end. I could not put this book down and read every chance I had, even losing sleep to finish the story. The amount of historical research that went into this book was evident throughout the story. The author's knowledge of life during dark age Wales and the history of Wales gave believability to this story. I found myself once again on the Isle of Anglesey, seeing it from a different perspective all while reliving my own journey through the rugged country side of Wales. All in all this was a great story to read. I felt my love for the Arthurian era come alive again. I would recommend this book for anyone who would like to venture out of the norm when it comes to the tales of King Arthur and his descendants. I for one am looking forward to reading the next two books in the series. This book is worthy of 4.5 Stars!

posted by Rayven1 on April 24, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A good read with a couple exceptions

This is a good tale with plenty of suspense and history to hold ones interest throughout the book.

If you are not an expert in dark ages Welsh pronunciation do yourself a favor and start your read at page 655 and work your way through the examples and then start ba...
This is a good tale with plenty of suspense and history to hold ones interest throughout the book.

If you are not an expert in dark ages Welsh pronunciation do yourself a favor and start your read at page 655 and work your way through the examples and then start back on page one. I don't speak Welsh nor do I want to speak Welsh and tire quickly of the cumbersome names in the book. I would rather the author use contemporary English spellings and put the Welsh equivalents at page 655 for those who care about such things.

The other issue I have is that the book can't be loaned. This is wrong.

A 5? Probably not. But a strong 4 for the read but only a three for the non-loan and the cumbersome Welsh words.

posted by PopeJava on March 5, 2011

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