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Stephen R. Lawhead - Author

About the Author

Stephen R. Lawhead is the internationally acclaimed author of many outstanding fantasy and science fiction novels, including The Song of Albion trilogy, and the Pendragon series. Stephen lives in Oxford with his wife Alice. They have two grown up sons.

Books by Stephen R. Lawhead

The Shadow Lamp

The Shadow Lamp

Author: Stephen Lawhead Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2013

Kit and the gang are determined to find a path back to the Spirit Well but when one of their own disappears with the coveted green book, they no longer know who to trust. Meanwhile the expansion of the universe is slowing and soon will begin to reverse, heralding the systematic annihilation of all that exists...

The Silver Hand

The Silver Hand

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2013

Before Albion is one, the hero feat must be performed and Silver Hand must reign. The great king, Meldryn Mawr, is dead and his kingdom lies in ruins. Treachery and brutality stalk the land. Prince Meldron, prompted by the cunning and grasping Siawn Hy, now claims the throne. Kingship, sovereignty and the making of a true king lie at the heart of this second book in the Song of Albion trilogy. Herein lie passion and power, heartbreak and hope - the fate of Albion and the destiny of the long-awaited champion: Silver Hand.

Avalon

Avalon

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2013

It is the late 21st century, and with the death of the unloved King Edward the Ninth the British monarchy is ended. The political establishment is republican. The tradition of many centuries is over. But in Scotland, one young man, James Stuart, discovers the remarkable truth about his own origins. It is a truth which has implications far beyond the ambitions of those in Westminster who would reshape the country, and one which will revive an ancient struggle for the destiny of Britain. Stephen Lawhead is the acclaimed author of more than twenty novels including the Pendragon series about King Arthur. A wonderful successor volume, Avalon is both daring in its ambition and utterly assured in its storytelling.

Merlin

Merlin

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

The legends of King Arthur come alive in these masterfully told adventures. He was born to greatness, the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, Merlin grew to manhood in a Britain abandoned by its Roman conquerors, ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders. Both respected and feared, it was his destiny to prepare the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty: the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer. This miraculous epic adventure is a stirring mix of magic, legend, and history that will enthrall, enchant, and lift the heart.

Pendragon

Pendragon

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2012

Arthur is King, but treachery runs rampant throughout the beleaguered Isle of the Mighty. Darkest evil descends upon Britain's shore in many guises. Fragile alliances fray and tear, threatening all the noble liege has won with his wisdom and his blood. His most trusted counselor-the warrior, bard and kingmaker whom legend will name Merlin-is himself to be tested on a mystical journey back through his own extraordinary past. So in a black time of plague and pestilence, it is Arthur who must stand alone against a great and terrible adversary. For only this way can he truly win immortality-and the name to treasure above all others: Pendragon.

Scarlet Number 2 in series

Scarlet Number 2 in series

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

From his gaol cell, outlaw Will Scatlocke waits to be hanged. Before he swings, Will - known to his friends as Scarlet - dictates his story to Odo, a duplicitous monk who has been given the job of recording his confession. Odo serves the ambitions of Abbot Hugo, who is gathering evidence that will lead to the capture of the men who have plagued the aristocracy and robbed the church of treasure. Hugo seeks the destruction of the elusive King Raven and his band, the Grellon. Driven from his home in the north of England, Will has trekked to Wales to join his fortunes with that of the man whose reputation is growing throughout Britain. A forester skilled with the longbow, Will is soon part of Bran ap Brychan's inner circle. In a failed attempt to kidnap sheriff Richard de Glanville, Will is captured. With rumours of conspiracy deepening at court, the humble prisoner becomes a vital link to the outlaws who abandoned him - and on whose loyalty their lives depend - and the throne of England. Stephen R. Lawhead's King Raven series brings to life the legend of Robin Hood as never before.

Hood Number 1 in series

Hood Number 1 in series

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

A new reign of terror has brought fear and hatred to the land, while an ancient legend stirs in the heart of the wildwood ... The Norman conquest of England is complete - but for one young man the battle has only just begun. When Bran ap Brychan's father is murdered by Norman soldiers, he flees to London, seeking justice. The journey is long and hard - and the suffering of those he meets along the way fuels his anger. With his demands dismissed, Bran has no choice but to return home, but a worse fate still awaits him there. His lands have been confiscated and his people subjugated by a brutal and corrupt regime. Should Bran flee for his life or protect his people by surrendering to his father's murderers? The answer, perhaps, is known only to the Raven King - a creature of myth and magic born of the darkest shadows in the forest. Stephen R. Lawhead's Hood brings to life the legend of Robin Hood as never before.

Endless Knot

Endless Knot

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Endless Knot

Endless Knot

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2002

Fires rage in Albion: strange, hidden fires, dark-flamed, invisible to the eye. Having ascended the throne as Albion's High King, Llew Silver Hand takes the beautiful Goewyn for his queen. But in the midst of their joyous union, treachery is in the making, forcing Llew to choose between the honor of his kingship and the desire of his heart. The Brazen Man has defied Llew's sovereignty, and Llew must journey to the Foul Land to redeem his greatest treasure. There, as the fabric of two worlds unravels, Llew hurtles headlong toward a final conflict with the Brazen Man. In the balance hangs not only the fate of Goewyn but also the very life-song of Albion, contained within the mystical Singing Stones. The ancient Celts admitted no separation between this world and the Otherworld: the two were delicately interwoven, each dependent on the other. The Endless Knot crosses the thin places between this world and that, as Lewis Gillies begins his ultimate quest, striking the final resounding chord in the Song of Albion.

Silver Hand

Silver Hand

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2002

The great king, Meldryn Mawr, is dead, and his kingdom lies in ruins. Treachery and brutality rule the land, and Albion is the scene of an epic struggle for the throne. The words of a prophetess foretell a coming king, but Lewisas Albion's renowned champion, Llewhas a more immediate concern: retrieving the treacherous Siawn Hy, who has eluded him in the doorway between worlds. Forced to flee for their lives, Llew and the bard Tegid find refuge deep in Albion's heartland. There Llew seeks the true meaning behind the mysterious prophecythe making of a true king and the revealing of a long-awaited champion: Silver Hand. Under Llew and Tegid's leadership, a wilderness citadel arises, and the miraculous reign of Silver Hand begins.

Paradise War

Paradise War

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2002

From the dreaming spires of Oxford, graduate student Lewis Gillies and his impulsive roommate, Simon, drive north to seek a mythical creature in a misty glen in Scotland. Once there, Simon vanishes through a hole in the cairn, and Lewis follows him to a mystical place where two worlds meet, in the time-between-times. There, where Celtic champions, magic, and treachery weave the beautiful and brutal land called Albion, Lewis finds Simon. And there, schooled as a warrior, he is thrust to the front of a titanic struggle between light and darknessa hideous, onrushing darkness that would devour not merely a kingdom but two worlds. The ancient Celts admitted no separation between this world and the Otherworld: the two were delicately interwoven, each dependent on the other. The Paradise War crosses the thin places between this world and that, as Lewis Gillies comes face-to-face with an ancient mysteryand a cosmic catastrophe in the making.

Grail

Grail

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/1998

Following Arthur's miraculous healing by Christ's cup from an apparently fatal wound, Arthur sets his heart upon establishing a shrine to the Grail as a symbol of the Summer Realm he has introduced to Britain. But in this account by Gwalchavad (Galahad), Myrddin's (Merlin) old enemy Morgian concocts a devastating betrayal by one of Arthur's dearest companions. Arthur's dream is soon in tatters and the newly won peace and promised prosperity in Britain are threatened with great evil.

Arthur

Arthur

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/1989

Arthur is the third book of The Pendragon Cycle: a magnificent epic set against the baackcloth of Roman Britain and the legends of Arthur and lost Atlantis. It is the eve of Christ Mass, and the noblemen have come to Londinium to hold council - to essay who among them might become High King. Fifteen years have come and gone since the sword was first placed there. A young man stands grim-faced, gazing at the sword thrust deep into the stone...hesitant, uncertain. 'Take it, Arthur,' Merlin tells him... So the story begins - a tale of high hope and bitter endeavour, of loyalty and treachery, of spiritual quest and the winning of a kingdom - a story whose end, as its beginning, is shrouded in mystery...

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