Arthur

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Harper Collins, Nov 1, 1996 - Fiction - 494 pages
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An enchanting tale of love and loss, glory and grandeur, set in the twilight of Rome's power . . . Where the Celtic chieftains of Britain battle to save their land from an onrushing darkness. . . . In this modern classic, Stephen Lawhead presents a majestic retelling of Western literature's most compelling epic. The Sword of Britain. While many strove to claim it, one hand alone could remove the blade of Kingship from its stone sheath. He came -- a raw youth among ambitious lords too blind to recognize their king. He came -- to a Britain divided, ripe for conquest by barbarian hordes. The songs of Taliesin the master bard had foretold his rising. The vision of Merlin the prophet would guide him. He was Arthur, Pendragon of the Isle of the Mighty. His courage would be lauded; his enemies, legion; his reign, legendary. Under Arthur, by wisdom as much as might, Britain would unite. Through Arthur would arise a kingdom of peace, prosperity, and righteousness -- the long-awaited Kingdom of Summer. Yet, in the midst of flourishing virtue, an evil would arise to challenge Britain's most brilliant Crown. . . . Arthur is book three in the Pendragon Cycle. Look for Taliesin and Merlin, books one and two in this award-winning Arthurian series by Stephen Lawhead.
 

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User Review  - james7163 - LibraryThing

Lawhead's continues his Pendragon series with Arthur. Like the first two books, I also enjoyed reading this book. In this story, we see Arthur become the foretold high king ruler of the Isle of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Interesting adaptation of Arthurian legend. Guenever makes an appearance as a fierce pagan Irish warrior. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
11
Section 3
13
Section 4
17
Section 5
21
Section 6
41
Section 7
58
Section 8
67
Section 17
206
Section 18
220
Section 19
233
Section 20
247
Section 21
345
Section 22
360
Section 23
373
Section 24
392

Section 9
76
Section 10
88
Section 11
100
Section 12
112
Section 13
157
Section 14
175
Section 15
185
Section 16
192
Section 25
403
Section 26
416
Section 27
430
Section 28
459
Section 29
481
Section 30
488
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About the author (1996)

Novelist Stephen R. Lawhead was born in July 2, 1950 in Kearney, Nebraska. He graduated from Kearney State College. He wrote his first novel, In the Hall of the Dragon King (1982) to try to support his family. This launched his literary career. Many of Lawhead's works are based on Celtic history and Arthurian legend. He has also written children's books, adapting many of them from stories he told his children. Lawhead's various series include Bright Empires, The Pendragon Cycle, and the King Raven Trilogy. The second book in the King Raven Trilogy, Scarlet, won a Christy Award in the category of Visionary Fiction.

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