King Arthur: Dragon's Child (King Arthur Trilogy 1): The legend of King Arthur comes to life

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Headline, Feb 5, 2009 - Fiction - 377 pages

Boy. Warrior. King.

King Arthur: Dragon's Child tells the compelling story of Arthur as he grows from boyhood to manhood and is trained for leadership and a future he cannot yet know. M.K. Hume's trilogy will enthral fans of Bernard Cornwell and Ian Ross.

'It's a slice of history that's totally, utterly believable. Magnificent' -

The Dark Ages: a time of chaos and bloodshed... The Roman legions have long deserted the Isles and the despotic Uther Pendragon, High King of Celtic Britain, is nearing death, his kingdom torn apart by the jostling for his throne.

Of unknown parentage, Artorex is growing up in the household of his foster father Lord Ector. One day, three strangers arrive and arrange for Artorex to be taught the martial skills of the warrior; blade and shield, horse and fire, pain and bravery.

When they return, years later, Artorex is not only trained in the arts of battle, he is also a married man. But, if he is to fulfil his destiny and become the High King of the Britons, Artorex must find Uther's crown and sword.

What readers are saying about King Arthur: Dragon's Child:

'Excellent read, grounding all the legendary stories about Arthur and his times in a very convincing historical context'

'A quality take on the hostilities, history and structure of England as we know it. Well written, beautifully researched and accurate'

'This is a book that educates while it entertains. Here is a tale that is woven with intricacy and detail that is unrivalled'

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About the author (2009)

M. K. Hume is a retired academic, who is married with two grown-up sons and lives in Queensland, Australia. Having completed an MA and PhD in Arthurian Literature many years ago, M. K. Hume has now written a series of magnificent novels about the legend of King Arthur. For more information visit:

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