Enemy of God: A Novel of Arthur

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1998 - Fiction - 396 pages
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With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell established himself as the storyteller who could reinvent the legend of King Arthur for our time.

Now with Enemy of God, Cornwell's magical re-creation continues. Having defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, Arthur has secured Mordred's throne. But he must still face raging conflicts between the old ways and the new, as well as foes more powerful and more dangerous--because they pose as friends.

Brilliantly written and peopled with the familiar faces of legend along with new ones, Enemy of God is an immensely powerful continuation of a modern classic.


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User Review  - drbrendan - LibraryThing

This is a reasonable fantasy based on the Welsh legends of Arthur. Cornwell presents Arthur as a pagan Welsh bastard. He is the 'Enemy of God' because he is being defeated by the encroaching Christianity. An excellent book, but requires some maturity to appreciate. Read full review

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User Review  - drbrendan - LibraryThing

The speaker, Derful, recounts the event with commentary. He is close to Arthur and has inside information. Derful takes the position that Arthur's idea of unity, of getting along, of peace, is ... Read full review

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Bernard Cornwell, who was born in Britain, is the author of numerous international bestsellers, including the Sharpe series. He lives with his wife in Cape Cod.

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