The Singing Sword (Camulod Chronicles Series #2)

The Singing Sword (Camulod Chronicles Series #2)

by Jack Whyte
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The Singing Sword (Camulod Chronicles Series #2) by Jack Whyte

We know the legends: Arthur brought justice to a land that had known only cruelty and force; his father, Uther, carved a kingdom out of the chaos of the fallen Roman Empire; the sword Excalibur, drawn from stone by England's greatest king.

But legends do not tell the whole tale. Legends do not tell of the despairing Roman soldiers, abandoned by their empire, faced with the choice of fleeing back to Rome, or struggling to create a last stronghold against the barbarian onslaughts from the north and east. Legends do not tell of Arthur's great-grandfather, Publius Varrus, the warrior who marked the boundaries of a reborn empire with his own shed blood; they do not tell of Publius's wife, Luceiia, British-born and Roman-raised, whose fierce beauty burned pale next to her passion for law and honor.

With The Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte tells us what legend has forgotten: the history of blood and violence, passion and steel, out of which was forged a great sword, and a great nation. The Singing Sword continues the gripping epic begun in The Skystone: As the great night of the Dark Ages falls over Roman Britain, a lone man and woman fight to build a last stronghold of law and learning--a crude hill-fort, which one day, long after their deaths, will become a great city . . . known as Camelot.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312852924
Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date: 09/28/1996
Series: Camulod Chronicles Series , #2
Pages: 383
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Jack Whyte is a Scots-born, award-winning Canadian author whose poem, The Faceless One, was featured at the 1991 New York Film Festival. The Camulod Chronicles is his greatest work, a stunning retelling of one of our greatest legends: the making of King Arthur's Britain. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.

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I am just finishing this second one of Jack Whyte's Camulod Chronicles, and I will certainly finish the series. If you like meticulously researched historical fiction, these books are for you.
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In this arresting series of historically researched novels, Jack Whyte transports the reader to the actual world of Britain in the midst of the Dark Age. And who do we discover, but Arthur the Once and Future King. Only this Arthurian tale isn't filled with fantastic dragons or the intervention of miraculous magics exercised by immortal wizards. Jack Whyte reveals the warp of the weave that brought forth the fabric of legend and shows us the probable origins of the fables we all love so very much. This wonderful book and the series of which it is a part are a must read for any Anglophile or history buff.