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The Winter King : A Novel of Arthur : Warlord Chronicles Series : Book 1 - Bernard Cornwell

The Winter King : A Novel of Arthur

Warlord Chronicles Series : Book 1


Published: 15th April 1997
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It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur.

The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant.

As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, set during the Napoleonic Wars; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, about American Civil War; the Warlord Trilogy, about Arthurian England; and, most recently, Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: A Novel and The Archer's Tale.

Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Mr. Cornwell lives with his wife on Cape Cod.



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Another historical novel about Arthur?


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Comments about The Winter King : A Novel of Arthur:

Yes, another book about Arthur! Having read all the Jack White books I was not sure I could plough my way through yet another story about Arthur so close to having read several in a row. Having put the other books on a very high pedestal I was pleasantly surprised. Looking forward to reading more by Bernard Cornwall.

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ISBN: 9780312156961
ISBN-10: 0312156960
Series: Warlord Chronicles
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 15th April 1997
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 3