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Arthur Books 01 The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell

By Bernard Cornwell

It takes a amazing author to make an previous tale as clean and compelling because the first time we heard it. With The wintry weather King, the 1st quantity of his amazing Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell eventually turns to the tale he used to be born to put in writing: the mythic saga of King Arthur.The story starts in darkish Age Britain, a land the place Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, the place a child-king sits unprotected at the throne, the place faith vies with magic for the souls of the folks. it's to this determined land that Arthur returns, a guy right away completely human and really heroic: a guy of honor, loyalty, and outstanding valor; a guy who loves Guinevere extra passionately than he may still; a guy whose lifestyles is instantly tragic and effective. As Arthur fights to maintain a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric global, Bernard Cornwell makes a well-recognized story right into a legend yet again.

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Bish­op San­sum, whom God must bless above all the saints liv­ing and dead, says these mem­ories should be cast in­to the bot­tom­less pit with all the oth­er filth of fall­en mankind, for these are the tales of the last days be­fore the great dark­ness de­scend­ed on the light of our Lord Je­sus Christ. These are the tales of the land we call Llo­egyr, which means the Lost Lands, the coun­try that was once ours but which our en­emies now call Eng­land. These are the tales of Arthur, the War­lord, the King that Nev­er Was, the En­emy of God and, may the liv­ing Christ and Bish­op San­sum for­give me, the best man I ev­er knew.

Then I dropped to the floor and hid be­hind the wick­er chests that held the feast­ing cloths. One of Nor­wen­na's slaves saw my ar­rival, and prob­ably some of Gundleus's men did too, but no one cared enough to eject me. Nor­wen­na was sit­ting on a wood­en chair in the hall's cen­tre. The wid­owed Princess was no beau­ty: her face was moon round with small pig­gish eyes and a thin, sour-​lipped mouth and skin that had been pocked by some child­hood dis­ease, but none of that mat­tered. Great men do not mar­ry princess­es for their looks, but for the pow­er they bring in their dowries.

And I turned and start­ed back up the hill while around me a pack of Mer­lin's or­phans scram­bled through the snow. They were car­ry­ing kitchen pots which they clashed to­geth­er as they ran, though when the slope grew too steep and treach­er­ous they were forced to hurl the pots on ahead and scram­ble up be­hind. Mor­gan fol­lowed more slow­ly, at­tend­ed by her slave Se­bile who car­ried the nec­es­sary charms and herbs. " Mor­gan called up to me. ” I shout­ed breath­less­ly as I scram­bled through the gate­way.

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