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Uther Camulod Chronicles Series #7)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2005

    Not up to par...

    The quality of Jack Whyte's 'Camulod Chronicles' has been slowly declining, volume by volume, and 'Uther' demonstrates that loud and clear. The writing isn't as engaging as it once was, and I'm tired of Whyte 'telling' the story, rather than 'showing' how it unfolds. However, I liked getting Uther's perspective on things, especially since he and Merlyn were never able to confront each other. And was it just me, or were there a lot of typos in the hardcover edition?? I'm afraid for the future of this series, especially since I'm so anxious to find out how it ends, so I hope the next installments will be up to snuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2001

    Disappointing Addition to Camulod Chronicles

    I have enjoyed reading the other books in Jack Whyte's Camulod series, but this book, although fairly well-written, is just pure fluff. Whyte takes you back to 'The Eagles Brood' book, and mirrors Uther's youth as he did Merlyn's in the first book. Had the contents of this book been combined with that book the result would have been exceptional, but this book is nothing more than a scheme to squeeze more money from the golden goose without getting closer to the finish. I found myself drifting in the text waiting for something new to happen. It didn't and there were few surprises, since I already knew then ending. I would be less apt to purchase any more books of this series if Mr Whyte is going to rehash old ground without more substance.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I loved this book.

    I think it's the best version of Uther Pendragon's story I have ever read (and I've read them all). It was my favorite of the series too. What a great story teller Jack Whyte is!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2004

    Very good!

    I'm not typically a huge fan of historical fiction, but Jack Whyte does an excellent job of making the people believable. This is not the typical 'magic' swash and sword version of the Arthurian legend. The heros are not perfect, nor do they have mystic powers. Uther is a well-trained warrior with personality flaws, as well as wants and desires he cannot always achieve. I would highly recommend this for the pleasure of reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2002

    Welcome addition, unfailing quality

    This latest volume in the Camulodian chronicles provides further substance to some of the characters and events that were more peripheral in previous volumes. It further adds to the richness of the tapestry that Mr. Whyte has woven in his excellent series. I look forward to his next work.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent addition to the Arthurian legend

    When his father died, Uther became King of Cambria ruling over the feral Pendragon tribes. At around the same time his cousin Caius Merlyn Britannicus becomes the monarch in Camulod. <P>However, Uther¿s life as the sovereign of Cambria is wrought with constant skirmishes with his offensive neighbor King Lot of Cornwall. Uther travels all over England on adventures that would destroy a lesser person especially his fights against the treacherous Lot. Still, Uther falls in love with his arranged bride, Ygraine of Ireland. Surprisingly, she returns his feelings even though she mistrusts males after being a victim of the bellicose Lot. Their love culminates with the birth of the future king. <P> UTHER: THE CAMULOD CHRONICLES is a fascinating look at the Arthurian legend by focusing on Arthur¿s parents mostly his sire. The plot is cleverly designed so that the story of the house of Uther fits quite comfortably within the previously established legend as scribed by Jack Whyte in his other Camulod Chronicles. This is a must read by Arthurian fans as is the previous works in this series, especially THE EAGLE¿S BROOD (Merlyn¿s companion tale). <P>Harriet Klausner

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