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Dark North (Malory's Knights of Albion #3)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  3 reviews
When King Arthur faces a challenge for his crown from the reinvigorated Roman Empire, he must call his supporters from every corner of the British Isles. One of these,Sir Lucan – the Black Wolf of the North – has more reason than most to join the coming campaign. Lucan’s beautiful wife, Trelawna, hoping to lead a new, better life in Italy, absconded with a young Roman offi...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Abaddon (first published March 1st 2012)
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Gavin Gates
Stark and deep and always bordering on tragedy from the first page onwards, as with the previous titles in this series the use of appendix and notes to describe what would have been the norm at the time adds brilliantly to the solid descriptive backbone that the story of Sir Lucan's legend is built on, very much a return to the traditional style of sword and sorcery, full of interesting battle and dark sorcery that had me hooked on the genre from a youngster.
Lucan himself is a very interesting...more
David Marshall
Although it starts quite slowly, this has a well-described set-piece mediaeval battle and a genuinely exciting final third when a small group sets off from the battlefield on a quest. On the way to the final confrontation, they meet a number of supernatural enemies. The last fight settles questions about the relationship between a son and the dominant parent. Taken as a whole, this is an impressive alternate history, Arthurian dark fantasy.

Would have probably rated five stars if he had left out the supernatural aspect. Still a good read.
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