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The Winter King (Warlord Chronicles Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

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    Winter King is the start of an amazing adventure.

    Bernard Cornwell takes you on an interesting journey to a time when magic and mystery ruled the land. His interpretation of the King Arthur legend is both refreshing and entertaining. He has a unique way of intermingling
    the charectors and story line, that holds your attention and makes you
    eager for the next chapter in this capitvating tale of the dark ages of England.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    The Winter King is an entertaining retelling and expansion of a

    The Winter King is an entertaining retelling and expansion of a myth that has captivated humans since the 6th century. Mr. Cornwell weaves a tale that captures the reader and transports them into the realistic world of Early Britain during the Dark Ages complete with all the brutal savagery that satisfies the reader’s most dark curiosities. Abandon all preconceived images of the “heroes” of the Arthur legend, the author has challenged all our images and spun those one-note characters of legend into a rich tapestry of complex, emotional, and riveting entities that just leap off the pages. Battle scenes galore will meet the reader and the author’s artistry with descriptions of geography and the grittiness of early human life will cause you to read far into the night. It’s very hard to put down this book, once you enter the unpredictable kingdom of Dumnonia and its surrounding realms.

    In the end however, there were a few topics and details that brought down my overall rating: combating and shockingly insulting Religious topics (that began to upset and bore me), long political and war strategies (that unfortunately dragged the pace and story down), repetitive scenes/ actions and curses, the continued almost uncharacteristic emotional displays of strong male characters, Arthur’s portrayal etc. Overall, I would still recommend this book and will read the next two in this series. Mr. Cornwell has broken any mold I have ever experienced or known that existed and paints with his pen a world that I will be pleased to enter again.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Terrific!

    This is a dynamite book. Many writers have tackled the Arthurian legend. No one that I have read has done as good a job (except maybe T.H. White in "The Once and Future King").

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Arthurian legend

    A slightly different take on the legend of Arthur - was an engaging book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Great book!

    I have read numerous books concerning King Arthur. I really loved this book and Mr. Cornwell's "world of Camelot". It's a completely different take than any you may have ever read so if you are reading it solely for the romantic aspect of Camelot, I don't think it will be what you are looking for but otherwise I absolutely recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2010

    Intriguing

    Book is everything I had hoped it would be, the author (cornwell) has a way of making a story come alive - hard to put the book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2000

    Very good book

    I read this book for indpendent reading in my english class and i thought it was a great book. It was a hard book to put down once you started reading it. I recomend you read it.

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