5 Best author of this genrebarnie884 | 07/10/2008 | See all barnie884's reviews (265)Top 10 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Games Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Number 1 Books Reviewer Top 100 Electronics Reviewer Top 100 Clothing Reviewer Bernard Cornwell for me is the no 1 in historical fiction genre, and as these are his favourite set of books of all he has written, I was really looking forward to these. I have just finished the first book, and it was amazing. I think as these books are written in the Dark Ages, he is able to let his imagination go wild in a way that he couldn't in the Sharpe or Grail Quest series. This book is an interesting take on the famous Arthur legend, and in his usual way, he has done an amazing amount of research into the time period and legend, to make what is probably the most likely Arthur tale that I have read (dont expect round tables!). This book is one you just cant put down, finished it in a week! A great tale of battles, love and magic..... halfway through book 2 already!