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Top Customer Reviews
This book was awesome from page one and never let up. It had me grinning so much my face hurt, with more than a few out loud laughs. The way he drew this modern-day King Arthur was just flat out perfect. So, instead slamming over the price, I'm saying it was well worth it, and I hope he gives us some other books. I'd even like to see the continuing adventures of this extremely likable King in Druid's clothing. Five Stars.
I live in South Africa, so am pretty far removed geographically from the stage of this tale. But no one is removed from the book's message: that the Earth is under threat from us, that good people exist who are fighting for Her, and that it's entirely possible that the spirit of Arthur of Britain is presently animating an ex-biker named John Rothwell.
This book takes you right into the very strange but at the same time very inspiring life of Arthur Uther Pendragon, and how he became a druid chief and an eco-warrior, of how he found the modern-day Excalibur, and of how he gathered a band of supporters, knights and ladies sworn to the Ancient Virtues of Truth, Honour and Justice. It details his many campaigns and skirmishes with the law, the many times he was arrested for breaking the so-called "exclusion zone" around Stonehenge, and the protest camps like Twyford Down. It tells the tale of a man doing his utmost to save the land from the forces of destruction in Britain's "time of greatest need".
Being a very colourful character in dress and behaviour, has meant that Arthur has often featured in stories in the newspapers and been a guest on TV programmes too. He has used his media-celebrity status as a platform for getting his message out. But it is not always an easy life being a modern version of King Arthur and this book looks at many of the trials and ordeals he has faced. It looks at how he has always stood his ground and often won in the end.
The Trials of Arthur is often humorous, fast-paced, and at the same time philosophical. There is an undeniable magic in Arthur's life that is very hard to ignore.
That's why CJ Stone was just the right person to write the biography of Arthur Pendragon, the main who claims to be the reincarnation of King Arthur. I've owned this book since it was first published and have read it several times in its original format. The Kindle version adds to the spiritual dimension of the book. I even lent it to my mum, who met King Arthur at an Autumn Equinox at Stonehenge, where she was volunteering with the National Trust. We've both become pagans, in a quiet way (no cloaks!), and it's partly thanks to this book that I spent a rainy summer solstice at Avebury stone circle a few years ago, hoping to spot King Arthur.Read more ›
Regardless whether you believe in reincarnation or not, John Rothwell makes for a convincing Arthur Pendragon.
He starts off as a cider swigging biker with an outlaw motorcycle gang looking for trouble when he begins to question the authorities regarding their anti pagan stance. Anyone who has enjoyed The Mists of Avalon will be able to draw parallels between Arthur and our modern day hero who has a knack for attracting a faithful group of people into his orbit, and who turns up at the right time and place to fearlessly fight for the good cause, more often successful than not.
We also meet CJ Stone and see how his life coincides with Arthur's and as it's very hard to talk about this book without including spoilers so let me just say that it's written in the typical CJ Stone voice: (r)evolutionary, humorous and deep. What else do we want from a book? An original read if you are into paganism and question the mess our world is in. An inspiring read if you want to make a difference and wonder how!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Couldn't finish it. Not my thing. I look forward to reading a couple dozen pages of a good book when I tuck into bed before dozing off, but I couldn't hold my head up for two of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Davichi
This book blew my mind. It's the biography of an English biker who changes his name to Arthur Pendragon, becomes a druid and the leader of a protest movement. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by ken
Dear Arthur, and his lovely lady Kazz...
I have been reading your book every night before I go to sleep since my return home to San Francisco over a week ago, and by God do... Read more
When I first read the original version of the book some 4-5 yrs ago I found it interesting but to be a little lackluster. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by P Cowley Jones
It was nice to get some insight into Arthur's life. The writing was good and I could see him daring "the man" to arrest him over and over again.Published on November 22, 2012 by JCBiker
This is a classic.
It will stand the test of time because its a story that grabs you and holds you in its rough and ready clutch and does not let go. Read more
A witty combination of poetry and polemic about Arthur Pendragon, self declared King of the Britons. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Mr. I. F. James