The Winter King
From Bernard Cornwell, the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . . Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country's lesser kings seek to claim the crown for... show more
From Bernard Cornwell, the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . . Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country's lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country - let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . The first of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles, The Winter King is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action. 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell 'Spellbinding realism' The Times
Publish date: 2017-02-28
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Warlord Trilogy (#1)
High King Uther has died, leaving his infant grandson as heir and his bastard son and gifted warlord Arthur as his protector in a country that has fallen into chaos, with threats from both within and without. Told in the first person from the flawed perspective of one of Arthur’s sworn soldiers, Der...
Powieści historyczne to ta część literatury, w której, zaraz po fantastyce, czuję się najlepiej. Stare legendy, gdzie rzeczywistość miesza się z fikcją, wielcy bohaterowie, krwawe bitwy i pełna niebezpieczeństw przygoda to dla mnie gwarancja doskonałej rozrywki. Dlatego, gdy usłyszałam o Bernardzie ...
The Winter King is a retelling of King Arthur, but has a fair amount of differences from the classic Knights of the Round Table fables. The story takes place in Dark Ages Britain. Merlin has vanished. Arthur, the bastard son of Uther Pendragon, has been banished, and King Uther's legal son has died....
Enjoyed it. A lot going on, to be sure, but the battles were intense and it was certainly more greatness from Bernard Cornwell. Regardless of how "historical" this is, based on what little is known, Cornwell did a helluva job. Definitely check it out.
[wrażenia spisane cztery lata temu] „Zimowy Monarcha” Bernarda Cornwella wpadła na mój regał przez przypadek – wygrałem książkę w konkursie, nie wiedząc kompletnie nic na temat autora i jego dokonań. Obawiałem się z początku kolejnej książki fantasy, gdzie znowu będziemy mogli oglądać znane na pam...