The Winter King
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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 15th 1997
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 433
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...