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Bernard Cornwell downplays the magic that enlivens the traditional stories, depicting it more as a combination of superstition and shrewd wits. I recommend this with reservations; though it's absorbing to read, the emphasis on battles and politics means that this will greatly appeal to some fantasy readers, but disappoint others.
Bernard Cornwell at his best is terrific. He has a wonderful ability to reimagine what is not merely familiar, but rather stale. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Laurence R. Bachmann
I found the author's description of the battles very clear. One could easily depict the scenery in a way, I have not found before. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Meaglin V'Jim
Very well presented in a non-traditional and more historically correct fashion, in my opinion. A good read.Published 18 days ago by Bob
i just love this re-imagining of the Arthurian legend. The whole series is powerful storytelling, although Camelot purists should prepare to be surprised. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Christopher E. Gillespie
Cornwell's knowledge of Briton and his ability to meld fiction with what little is known history of Arthur make this my favorite book (Trilogy) on the Arthurian legend. Read morePublished 25 days ago by JimmyT
A wonderful re-telling of the Arthur stories. Cornwell's take on the well-worn, almost threadbare, characters of the legends brings them to new life. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Stephen Parker
These books are extremely well written. They are able to hold your attention, but you can also put them down without feeling guilty about it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KrazyKat13
Not the magical Arthur tails. But very well done in historical context.
Long battles, lost interest a couple of times.