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Excalibur

by Bernard Cornwell

Part of the Warlord Chronicles Series

Historical Fiction

Excalibur Synopsis

From Bernard Cornwell the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. Arthur seeks peace, with the aid of his sword Excaliber . . .

After rebellions and betrayals by those he believed loved him most, Arthur looks at his most weak. His Saxon enemies decide to strike before he regains his strength, plunging Britain into war. It will require all Arthur's leadership and military cunning to win this last battle.

But in this final struggle of the warlord, the intrigues of Mordred, now the adult heir to the throne of Britain, and the dark magic of the priestess Nimue could conspire to bring about Arthur's downfall. Even his trusty blade Excaliber may not be sharp enough to save him . . .

Bernard Cornwell concludes The Warlord Chronicles, bringing the Arthurian legend to thrilling new life.

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ISBN: 9781405928342
Publication date: 26/01/2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405928342
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction, Myth & legend told as fiction,

About Bernard Cornwell

Born in Essex in 1944 Bernard Cornwell was adopted at the age of six weeks by two members of a strict fundamentalist sect called the Peculiar People. He grew up in a household that forbade alcohol, cigarettes, dances, television, conventional medicine and toy guns. Not surprisingly, he developed a fascination for military adventure. As a teenager he devoured CS Forester’s Hornblower novels and tried to enlist three times. Poor eyesight put paid to his dream, instead he went to university to read theology. On graduating, he became a teacher, then joined BBC’s Nationwide, working his way up ...

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