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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.
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 day ago by KrazyKat13
Not the magical Arthur tails. But very well done in historical context.
Long battles, lost interest a couple of times.
After reading Cornwell's wonderful "Last Kingdom" series, I have to say I was a little disappointed with the opening chapters of The Winter King. Read morePublished 4 days ago by stephen
I just blew through Cornwell's Viking books and loved them so much that I thought I would love this also. I could not get through it and was disappointed. Read morePublished 7 days ago by TMas
Bernard Cornwell is simply a great author. The prose style is up to snooty literary standards, the historic texture is rich, and the story provides for a riveting ride. Read morePublished 17 days ago by James Jacobsen
I bought the Arthur Trilogy because I have recently become a fan of Bernard Cornwell (picked up 1356 on a whim and was hooked). Read morePublished 25 days ago by Coach
Cornwell takes a novel approach to the legendary tales of King Arthur--he steeps it in a setting that is so well-researched and historically accurate that even if you do not... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
The once and future king as he probably was, if he was. The picture of a gentle patriot and friend an a warrior of unparalleled savagery and ambition.Published 29 days ago by me