Arthur the King: A Romance
A thrilling and highly original retelling of the Arthurian legend with a twist!
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'Thereis your king,' Lot said, 'grovelling inthe dirt.Know this, that if you take him as your king, therewill bewar in Britain. I shall notrest till Ihave destroyedhim and exposedthis deception.' II Now this is the story as it is ...
He knew a presentiment of doom, and thatnight Vortigern, Count oftheSaxon Shore, slipped from the camp, and took with him King Lot of Orkney andallhis men, forhesaw that, with Marcus overseas, he could secure the throne for himself.
And Lot went with him because Vortigern argued that Marcus was led astray by vanity and ambition to leave Britain undefended. So some say the expedition was cursed from the first. Marcus, however, received the news of these desertions ...
Furthermore, hepromised King Lot of Orkney, who was thena young man andvery ambitious, thathe should have the northern partof Uther'srealm if he joinedhiminbattle. To this Lotagreed, though, being cautious, hesent also ambassadors to ...
... we contrive that Lot encounters her?' Again Merlin smiled, but this time saidnothing. 'She shouldbe avirgin,' Uthersaid. 'Thatis certain. AndyetI fearIshould be committing asinif I arrangedthata virgin should be seduced bythe King.
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ARTHUR THE KINGUser Review - Kirkus
Historical novelist Massie unrolls the familiar knightly yarns with some fresh, unusual twists.Offering a vaguely postmodern take not merely on Arthur himself but on the whole of British history, the ... Read full review