The Singing Sword: The Dream of Eagles, Volume 2 (Camulod Chronicles)

The Singing Sword: The Dream of Eagles, Volume 2 (Camulod Chronicles)

Jack Whyte

We be aware of the legends: Arthur introduced justice to a land that had identified simply cruelty and strength; his father, Uther, carved a country out of the chaos of the fallen Roman Empire; the sword Excalibur, drawn from stone by means of England's maximum king.

But legends don't inform the complete story. Legends don't inform of the despairing Roman infantrymen, deserted through their empire, confronted with the alternative of fleeing again to Rome, or suffering to create a final stronghold opposed to the barbarian onslaughts from the north and east. Legends don't inform of Arthur's great-grandfather, Publius Varrus, the warrior who marked the bounds of a reborn empire along with his personal shed blood; they don't inform of Publius's spouse, Luceiia, British-born and Roman-raised, whose fierce good looks burned light subsequent to her ardour for legislations and honor.

With The Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte tells us what legend has forgotten: the background of blood and violence, ardour and metal, out of which was once cast an excellent sword, and an excellent state. The making a song Sword keeps the gripping epic started in The Skystone: because the nice evening of the darkish a while falls over Roman Britain, a lone guy and girl struggle to construct a final stronghold of legislations and learning--a crude hill-fort, which sooner or later, lengthy after their deaths, becomes an outstanding urban . . . often called Camelot.

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