The Winter King
A Novel of ArthurBook - 2011
In the dark ages, a legendary warrior struggles to unite Britain . . . Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the enemy at the gates, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with beautiful Guinevere. Will the old-world magic of Merlin be enough to turn the tide of war in his favour? The first of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles, The Winter King sheds new light on the Arthurian legend, combining myth with historical accuracy and the brutal action of the battlefield. 'Spellbinding realism.' The Times 'Of all the books I have written these three are my favourites.' Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, , c1995.
Characteristics: viii, 494 p. : maps. --
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