Arthur the King: A Romance
A thrilling and highly original retelling of the Arthurian legend with a twist!
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Lycas saidto the Jewish woman who kept the house, 'Let us have please aflaskof the best wine that you have.' 'There islittle goodwine now,' she said, 'for there are few labourers to tend the vines asthey shouldbetended.
The woman laid the wine and bread and cheese, which was that cheese made of ewe's milk that the Romans call pecorino, before them and a dish of black olives also; and she wished them good appetite. Cajoled by Lycas, Marcus drank alittle ...
Thenhe told Lycas to command wine for the young men and closed his eyes. They retired into theother room, and satover theirwine and brokethebread of sorrow. And, as they didso and debated among themselves what might nextbedone, ...
'She has a part toplay inthe affairs of the world,' Merlin said and drained a goblet ofthespiced wine. 'Here weabjuretheworld,' the prioress said, smoothing her velvet gown with the hand that did not holdthe needle.
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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