The Last Pendragon (Book One in The Last Pendragon Saga)

The Last Pendragon (Book One in The Last Pendragon Saga)

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by Sarah Woodbury
     
 
He is a king, a warrior, the last hope of his people-and the chosen one of the sidhe . . .

Set in 7th century Wales, the Last Pendragon is the story of Arthur's heir, Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon (Cade), and his love, Rhiann, the daughter of the man who killed Cade's father and usurped his throne.

Born to rule, yet without a kingdom, Cade must grasp the reins of his own

Overview

He is a king, a warrior, the last hope of his people-and the chosen one of the sidhe . . .

Set in 7th century Wales, the Last Pendragon is the story of Arthur's heir, Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon (Cade), and his love, Rhiann, the daughter of the man who killed Cade's father and usurped his throne.

Born to rule, yet without a kingdom, Cade must grasp the reins of his own destiny to become both Christian king and pagan hero. And Rhiann must decide how much she is willing to risk to follow her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460926840
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

With two historian parents, Sarah couldn't help but develop an interest in the past. She went on to get more than enough education herself (in anthropology) and began writing fiction when the stories in her head overflowed and demanded she let them out. Her interest in Wales stems from her own ancestry and the year she lived in England when she fell in love with the country, language, and people. She even convinced her husband to give all four of their children Welsh names.

She makes her home in Oregon.

Follow Sarah online at www.sarahwoodbury.com

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The Last Pendragon 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
Rayven1 More than 1 year ago
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!
kittles299 More than 1 year ago
I literally read 667 pages in mere hours! I could not put this book down!!!!! Cannot wait to begin reading the second one!!!
cproper More than 1 year ago
Not usually the historical fiction setting of my choice but this book was lots of fun to read!
Heather Bash More than 1 year ago
i really liked this book it had a nice fast pace, lots of adventure, and a bit of romance too. will for sure check out this author's other books!
Paper_Mate More than 1 year ago
I only read for entertainment. This book was very good. I did not put it down unless I had to. I usually read suspense books. I am just starting to read stories with magic and enjoy them. I would definitely read another book by Sarah Woodbury.
Sugarmm More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story full of magic and love. I love the time setting and the struggle of being worthy enought to be loved. I recommend this book to any one who likes a good story, and magic. I even went and got the sequel, loved that one too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story started out as many of the usual - young woman being forced to marry - but the heroine strikes out on her own and then the storyline becomes much more interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. I found myself drawn in by the characters and didn't want the book to end. Hopefully, there's a sequel coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read, fast-paced, with adventure and romance. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent prose and a fine tale. Good to the last line? Bingaux
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save your money. This "story" betrays a distinct lack of story telling expertise, relying on "demons" to carry it. The demonic element is done so poorly as to be laughable, if not for the noticeable fascination of the author with these "villains." The author's over-familiarity with the characters, including the assigning of nick names to otherwise historical figures betrays a total lack of either familiarity or credible research into the time period. She simply invents stories and demons and takes a swipe at legitimacy by invoking historical and legendary names and figures. What a waste!
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