Sword at Sunset

Sword at Sunset

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This brilliant reconception of the Arthurian epic cuts through the familiar myths and tells the story of the real King Arthur: Artos the Bear, the mighty warrior-king who saved the last lights of Western civilization when the barbarian darkness descended in the fifth century. Artos here comes alive: bold and forceful in battle, warm and generous in friendship, tough in politics, shrewd in the strategy of warand tender and tragically tormented in love. Out of the interweaving of ancient legend, fresh research, soaring imagination, and hypnotic narrative skill comes a novel that has richly earned its reputation as a classic."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 495 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 30mm | 580.6g
  • Chicago Review Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Reprint, Unabridged
  • maps
  • 1556527594
  • 9781556527593
  • 122,571

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"A good story, swift, various, and at all times exciting. . . . Miss Sutcliff has a sure hand with heroism and pathos." "Times Literary Supplement""show more

About Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliffwrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults including "The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle, "and Black Ships Before Troy "five adult novels, and several books of nonfiction."show more

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