The Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles, #1)
Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to... show more
Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the Saxon enemy, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with beautiful Guinevere.
Publish date: 1996
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...
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