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Oh how I adore this trilogy, set around the legend of King Arthur. The wonderful Derfel, one of Arthur’s men, sits as the main protagonist but it is the conniving Merlin who has to be one of the most fascinating characters. This is a trilogy that swept me away to a time long ago, I felt the old gods and stood in battle alongside Derfel. Bernard Cornwell is a master storyteller, I have read every single one of his books but the Warlord Chronicles tops the list for me.
Books in The Warlord Chronicles Series:
1. The Winter King
2. Enemy of God
From bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, comes a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history, and thrilling battlefield action.
In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . .
Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead.
His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country's lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves.
While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion.
But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur.
Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country - let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates.
Yet destiny awaits him . . .
Fans of Game of Thrones, The Last Kingdom, Conn Iggulden and Merlin will be captivated by this gripping historical novel.
Closing date: 25/10/2020
Spellbinding - The Times
Bernard Cornwell writes with gritty realism - Daily Telegraph
That every Cornwell novel is better than the last, devotees have long taken for granted - The Times Literary Supplement
Of all the books I have written these are my favourites -- Bernard Cornwell -
Publication date: 26/01/2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||26th January 2017|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Categories:||Historical fiction, Myth & legend told as fiction,|
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 ...More About Bernard Cornwell