Warrior of the West
Overview - Could all that King Arthur fought for be lost? From the author of The Merlin Prophecy , a trilogy that Kirkus Reviews proclaimed, will "appeal to those who thrill to Game of Thrones ," the second installment in the action-packed historical trilogy is the epic tale of Arthur's efforts to save the heart of his kingdom. Read more...
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Could all that King Arthur fought for be lost? From the author of The Merlin Prophecy, a trilogy that Kirkus Reviews proclaimed, will "appeal to those who thrill to Game of Thrones," the second installment in the action-packed historical trilogy is the epic tale of Arthur's efforts to save the heart of his kingdom. Warrior of the West
- King Arthur's Journey Continues.
Twelve years have passed since Arthur was crowned High King. Against all odds, he has united Celtic Britain and banished the Saxons. Although he's succeeded in defeating all external threats and his kingdom is at its zenith, it is now being undermined from within.
Arthur has chosen evil Wenhaver as his queen and second wife. Wenhaver will always love what she cannot have and have what she cannot love, and her bitterness threatens to bring down all those around her.
Arthur is betrayed by his wife and also learns of appalling perversion at the heart of his kingdom. With his guide and master tactician, Myrddion, gone, Arthur must decide how to proceed if he wishes to see Britain stand strong. The fate of a kingdom rests on his shoulders and his selflessness is put to the test.
Could all that Arthur has bought for be lost forever?
- ISBN-13: 9781476715209
- ISBN-10: 1476715203
- Publisher: Atria Books
- Publish Date: January 2014
- Page Count: 517
- Dimensions: 9.11 x 6.07 x 1.24 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.17 pounds
King Arthur Trilogy #1
Books > Fiction > Historical - General
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The battle to keep Britain free of Saxon rule is bloody, and the weight on the shoulders of King Artor is immense, in the second installment of Hume’s King Arthur Trilogy (after Dragon’s Child). When Saxons slay the emissaries of Artor, who were suing for peace, Artor has no choice but to fight a brutal war against the men of Thane Glamdring Ironfist. Artor’s ruthless strategies and willingness to sacrifice all that he loves for the Celtic cause are as evident in his marriage to wealthy Wenhaver as in his battles, and even in peacetime, his responsibilities grind against his humanity. Hume has recreated a post-Roman Britain with flair, and the comparisons between Artor and Caesar are well drawn. The secondary characters are carefully crafted, and readers will join Artor in mourning the loss of the older generation of his advisors. A particularly intriguing subplot juxtaposes two beautiful women: the shallow and selfish Wenhaver and the logical, caring, and powerful Nimue. Hume deftly navigates the Arthurian legends, populating them with likable and despicable characters, and casting them in a fully realized historical setting. (Jan.)