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The Fort at Rivers Bend

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Merlyn Britannicus, leader of the colony known as Camulod, is faced with the task of educating his young charge, Arthur, future King of the Britons. Fearing for the life of his nephew when an assassination attempt is thwarted, Merlyn takes Arthur and his boyhood companions Gwin, Ghilleadh, and Bedwyr, to the ruins of a long-abandoned Roman fort far from Camulod. Once there, Merlyn realizes it's time for Arthur to become worthy of the sword he is destined to wield later in his life-the mighty Excalibur. But beyond their idyllic hiding place, forces threaten the tenuous peace of Camulod. In Cambria, the death of Arthur's father Uther has left his people leaderless, and in Cornwall, Merlyn's enemy Peter Ironhair is gathering forces to destroy all Merlyn holds dear. And Merlyn himself is struggling, because in order to make his dream of a united Britain real, he must put the person he loves most in the world in mortal danger-he and Arthur must return to Camulod.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 349 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 24mm | 399.17g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 076530905X
  • 9780765309051
  • 349,391

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"Whyte's story has an undeniable power that goes beyond the borrowed resonances of the mythic tales he's reworking." "From the building blocks of history and the mortar of reality, Jack Whyte has built Arthur's world, and showed is the bone beneath the flesh of legend." --Diana Gabaldon"A series that promises to provide historic plausibility to the legend of King Arthur...the best of its type in the near quarter of a century since Mary Stewart's version of these legends burst upon the publishing scene." --The Cattanooga Times From the building blocks of history and the mortar of reality, Jack Whyte has built Arthur's world, and showed is the bone beneath the flesh of legend. Diana Gabaldon A series that promises to provide historic plausibility to the legend of King Arthur...the best of its type in the near quarter of a century since Mary Stewart's version of these legends burst upon the publishing scene. The Cattanooga Times" From the building blocks of history and the mortar of reality, Jack Whyte has built Arthur's world, and showed is the bone beneath the flesh of legend. "Diana Gabaldon" A series that promises to provide historic plausibility to the legend of King Arthur...the best of its type in the near quarter of a century since Mary Stewart's version of these legends burst upon the publishing scene. "The Cattanooga Times"" "From the building blocks of history and the mortar of reality, Jack Whyte has built Arthur's world, and showed is the bone beneath the flesh of legend."--Diana Gabaldon"A series that promises to provide historic plausibility to the legend of King Arthur...the best of its type in the near quarter of a century since Mary Stewart's version of these legends burst upon the publishing scene."--T"he Cattanooga Times"show more

About Jack Whyte

Jack Whyte is a Scots-born, award-winning Canadian author whose poem, The Faceless One, was featured at the 1991 New York Film Festival. The Camulod Chronicles is his greatest work, a stunning retelling of one of our greatest legends: the making of King Arthur's Britain. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.show more

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