Arthur the King: A Romance
A thrilling and highly original retelling of the Arthurian legend with a twist!
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Apuleius, inhis treatise dedeo Socratis, asserts that between the moonandtheearth therelivespirits, incubi, whomwe term demons. Their nature is divided,part men, part angels,and when they choose, they take on the shape of men and have ...
... to Britain, wherehe wasreceived joyfully bythedying kingat a city called Winchester andthen reigned inhis stead,this being afterthe feeble and lascivious and cowardly Emperor Honorius had withdrawn the legions from Britain.
The sword Inow raise inhis defence isthesword ofthe Lord of Hostsand Righteousness. Ihave therefore called youtoa crusade,aholy war, to restore toall Europe thepeace thatis Roman, that Gaul and Italy andSpain may once againflourish ...
Hespoke with courtesy for, though heremained, in his innermost being, devoted tothe Godof the Soldiers, Mithras, inwhose faith he had been raised, yethehadlearned that ... And in any case itwas inhis nature totake delight in duplicity.
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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