Arthur the King: A Romance
A thrilling and highly original retelling of the Arthurian legend with a twist!
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But first,a word concerning this Geoffrey. There are some – fools – who regard his work withthe reverence properly due to great historians such as Livy or even Julius Caesar himself. But I should draw your attention tothe judgement ...
And Marcus, listening tothe boy's words, protected him,for they mightbetrue and besides,he remembered conversations he had had with those who worshipped Mithras. Andso Merlingrew tostrength and wisdom, and Marcus, who had now,in ...
'Weare grown old,' he said, 'adventuressuch asyou purposearefor the young and indeed, we enjoyed our fillof them inour youth.' Marcus felt theforce ofhis words; and yet his restless spiritcould not be appeased.
... settled himself and despair words, the said,'I hear in your despair of onewho longs for death and finds thathe has always retreated round another corner. Has it struckyou that thetrue image for therealityof the worldisan artichoke, ...
He heard the word and a weary smile like the sun breaking momentarily ina sky of thundery clouds acknowledged theirintention and spoke of its hopelessness. Then he spoke, with difficulty for he was short of breath andvery weak.
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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