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Author Cornwell, Bernard.

Title The winter king : a novel of Arthur / Bernard Cornwell.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1997, c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Fiction    CORNWELL,BER    Available
Edition 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Description x, 431 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Series The Warlord chronicles ; 1
Cornwell, Bernard. Warlord chronicles; 1.
Summary Set in Britain's Dark Ages, this story of Arthur journeys beyond the usual tales of chivalry and romance to introduce Arthur as a man of honor, loyalty, amazing valor, and a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than ever before. It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur. The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.
Subject Arthur, King -- Fiction.
Arthur, King -- Legends.
Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
ISBN 0312156960 (pbk.) : $14.95
9780312156961 (pbk.)

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