Arthur the King: A Romance
A thrilling and highly original retelling of the Arthurian legend with a twist!
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The crowd parted and asquat, saturnine man, witha thick black moustache and a lower jawthat stuckout beyond the upper so that the two did not meet, advanced towards thestone. He woreacirclet of goldon hishelmet and, as he clanged up ...
He pulled, but the sword didnot move. He stepped back and frowned, then advanced a second time and resumed his grip. He tugged and heaved, and the sweat ran downhis swarthy cheeksand his temples throbbed.He uttered a loudcry and, ...
I wonder what nonsense you would devise next when youfound that that remedy did not work. ButIhavea simpler question foryou, which, ifyouare in truth masters of magic, you must beableto answer. What lies beneaththefoundations of ...
... legion,or had been sent further north and so did not receive the order,or, as some say, because they mutinied, the soldiers refusing to leave their British women and murdering the legate whotried to enforce the imperial command.
... itis good winewhenit is freshand drunk youngas this is.' 'Very well,' Lycas said, 'thendraw usa flask, and let us havebread and cheese to eat with it, formy friend is weak and much fatigued.' So he sat down by Marcus, who did not speak.
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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