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Author Hume, M. K.

Title The bloody cup / M.K. Hume.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Paperback, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC HUME,M    DUE 10-08-20
Edition First Atria Paperback edition.
Description 503 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The King Arthur trilogy ; book 3
Note "Originally published in Great Britain in 2010 by Headline Review"--Title page verso.
Summary "For many years, the people of Britain have enjoyed peace and prosperity under the reign of King Artor and the Union of Kings. Having spurned the despotism of his predecessor, Uther Pendragon, Artor has ruled with a strong sense of duty, goodness and honour. However, Artor is now weakening with age and the seeds of discontent have been sown. Seeking to cleanse the land of Christian beliefs, dissenters need a symbol with which to legitimise their pagan claim and gather malcontents together into a cohesive weapon. These shadowy, subversive elements seize upon the ancient cup of Bishop Lucius of Glastonbury as a way of fragmenting Artor's hard-fought-for kingdom. But first, they must lay their hands on the relic and, in doing so, unleash a force for evil from which murder and violent mayhem ensue. Having killed Bishop Lucius, the harbingers of evil escape with The Cup into Northern Britain where they initiate their rebellion againsgt the rule of Arthur. Arthur is forced to send his trusted servants Bedwyr, Galahad and Percivale on a quest to recover the Grail Cup. Rumour and speculation is rife in the Celtic lands. However it soon emerges that the ultimate threat to Artor's rule lies far closer to home; Artor is betrayed by kin. Celt will slay Celt and the rivers will eventually run with blood" -- from author's web site.
Subject Arthur, King -- Fiction.
Uther Pendragon (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781476715223 paperback
147671522X paperback

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