Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur | Paperback
Released on 01 October 1998
Author: Bernard Cornwell | Format: Paperback
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The third and final book of the Arthur/warlord trilogy is again a Bernard Cornwell classic. Not many authors have his ability for you to get into the heads of their characters in the same way he manages. You are so immersed in them, the story and the time period that it gives you an extra depth when you read his work. Our heroes think that maybe at last they have found a lasting peace for Britain..... of course that could never do! With twists, plots and power hungry rulers, there is still plenty for them left to fix. Cornwells interpretation of the Arthur legend is based on the stories from the time, rather than the much later Arthur legends which were written over 500 years later. This gives a much more believable Arthur legend than many others. He has included many of the later additions to the legend such as the round table, Camelot and alike so as not to make the story too different to the one we all grew up with, however still keeps the story in the dark ages as it was meant to be. An excellent end to the set and for me unfortunately only a couple more of his novels left to read.....