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The Eagle (Camulod Chronicles #9)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  1,720 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Beginning with The Skystone, the first in his riveting Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte has embarked on an ambitious and remarkable re-telling of the Arthurian cycle, giving us a fresh and compelling take on a story that has been beloved for centuries.

The Eagle brings us at last to the heart of the tale, the creation of fabled Camelot and the love story that enshrined its
Mass Market Paperback, 688 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by Tor (first published January 1st 2004)
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I really loved this entire series (all 9 of them) Each and every one was a really exciting fast paced story that would stand alone, but read in sequence add up to a wonderful story about Arthur and his knights.
The story starts a long time before Arthur is born, when Excalibur is forged and Camulod (Camelot) is born. How his ancestors created it and how Arthur himself came to be High King of all Britain, with Merlyn his mentor.
It is a fictional account of course feasible enough, if Arthur ever r...more
Book two in The Golden Eagle series, companion set to A Dream of Eagles set. This is the continuation and finale to the story of Clothar, The Lancer, who is sent by Arthur back to Gaul to act as Arthur's ambassador. It is about the greatest love story in literature, and also about the final fall of Arthur, whose story came to height in the the Dream of Eagles series. Amazing conclusion to one of the best series of books I have had the pleasure to read. I recommend starting with Book One, The Sky...more
Robert Risher
I had to take a couple of days to let this one sink in. The Eagle is another outstanding effort from Mr. Whyte with a great tale and solid ending, continuing the realistic historical approach Whyte has usef throughout the Camulod chronicles. This particular volume describes the formation of King Arthur's knights of the round table and serves as the second half of the adventures of Lancelot.
This volume bothered me a bit more than some of its predecessors because Whyte frequently strays from tr...more
Aaron Althuizen
Another amazing series by Jack Whyte. If you enjoy being immersed into the story, these tales will certainly provide you with the right tools.

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'The novels are a rendition of the Arthurian legend that attempt to propose a possible explanation for the foundation of Camulod (an alternate spelling of Camelot), Arthur's heritage and the political situation surrounding his existence. The setting series begins during the Roman departure from Britain and continues for 150 years ending duri...more
OMG- it's over... seriously the Camulod chronicles are over. I'm not quite sure what to do with myself about this. Jack?!?!??!?!? How could you end this so unsatisfyingly?!?!?!?!? Seriously, a paragraph to speculate about what people think happened to Lance & Guin?!?!??!?!? If I didn't love each character like I knew them, inside and out- I would feel a tad betrayed by such a thing. But I feel maybe for Jack Whyte who actually birthed each & everyone of them- maybe saying goodbye was har...more
Some spoilers ahead:

While the title refers to Arthur, make no mistake: This is Clothar’s story. Clothar is the Frankish name the author has given to Lancelot to better fit in with his historical setting. He was introduced in the previous book, The Lance Thrower, where he earned the nickname of Lance, based on his weapon of choice. Clothar spends most of his time in either the north of Britain or in Gaul, rather than in Camulod, so he has little time to spend with his king. While this saddens him...more
An amazing retelling of the King Arthur legend. The rest of the Camulod Chronicles set the scene for Arthur, but this is the meat of it. Brilliantly told from Lancelot's perspective, "The Eagle" blends fact and mythology together so beautifully that one nearly believes it's a historical account.
This finale helps the series, which had been falling for the past 2 or 3 books. But it's good to see the end, too. I would have liked a bit more love triange, but that's not the way the author chose to portray this well-known story, so be it.
This is the best series I have ever read... It tells the story of King Arthur, yet makes it so realistic one thinks i is all facts instead of legend... Very well written!
Bry Jensen
After ten books and multiple generations, the Dream of Eagles series concludes with the Eagle, and I have to say, this was a bittersweet ending.

It seems appropriate now more than ever to reflect on the series as a whole, and the talent of the author who brought us through. Jack Whyte's construction of Camelot, Arthur and the Knights of the round table within the legitimate historical context of Post-Roman Britain brings the myth to life in an incredible and unexpected way. Everyone is familiar w...more
Samantha Savage
Overall I give this series 4 and 1/2 stars it was absolutely amazing to read a take on the Arthurian Legend that tells the story how it actually could have happened. If you like historical fiction, action or novels set in the Roman or post Roman era, or has even the slightest interest in the Legend of King Arthur you need to read these books. If anyone just wants to read an epic book series than this is the one for you.

Personally, I didn't like this book as much as the other books in this serie...more
A good story, as was the whole book. However, the series as a whole was disappointing because the author left hints that the story would go a certain way and then didn't follow through. From the writings in book three that seemed to indicate the rest of the story would occur from Merlin's perspective where only half of the rest did, to references about Arthur deciding to sacrifice himself for Lancelot and Guinevere's misdeeds when it turns out there were no such misdeeds and thus no need for Art...more
Jan 16, 2008 Courtney rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: history buffs, fans of Arthurian legend, and folks who made it through the first six in the series
This is the finale in a seven-part series of historical fiction books set during the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in Britain. Across many generations and a backdrop of historical realism, Jack Whyte in this series imagines a reality underpinning Arthurian legend.

"The Eagle" stands as one of the strongest books in the series. Whyte has mastered his history, his setting and his plot, and with crisp writing he tells his story of the rise of Camelot through the voice of a Gaulish knight, ni...more
Alex Telander
THE EAGLE: THE CONCLUDING VOLUME OF THE CAMULOD CHRONICLES BY JACK WHYTE: Jack Whyte has come a very long way from the crumbling empire of Rome many generations ago to the man known as Riothamus – Arthur. In this ninth concluding book in the series, we finally get the full story of Arthur’s life, and what makes this series interesting is that while our hero is obvious, in the context of the series, he is but one of the many players on the stage of early medieval Britain. This is what Whyte is sa...more
Jul 02, 2007 Brett rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of King Arthur legend
I'm a huge fan of Jack Whyte and his Arthurian Saga, but I must say, the last two books in the series -- or more accurately, the last two he wrote in a separate series -- were a tad disappointing when lined up against the first seven. For the most part, The Eagle dragged on, taking a long time to get to the juicy bits, then barely staying there 100 pages before falling back into the lull. This book, and the last, The Lance Thrower, follow Lancelot, and are told entirely from his point of view. U...more
Sherelyn Ernst
This was a really enjoyable and informative series, and this last one ends it in a way that ties things up in a satisfying way -- given that we all know "happily ever after" really isn't in the cards here. I did feel, Well, it MIGHT have happened this way. Whyte does a great job of weaving the disparate strands of myth into a seemingly realistic and historical whole.
I discovered Jack Whyte while in hospital, I asked if they had any books around, and the nurse brought the second book in this series, The Singing Sword. It was historical fiction full of adventure, similar to the work of Bernard Cornwell. This is the ninth and final book in the story of Britain after the Romans left, a more realistic version of the tale of King Arthur. Jack Whyte has created a phenomenal work here, and he lives nearby in Kelowna B.C! It would be great if he could bring to life...more
May 06, 2008 David rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Wow! This is the first review I've written. I hated the book that much. I have come to believe that the best quality of a writer is knowing when to end the story. For this story that was when Arthur was crowned High King. It would have been far better to leave it to the reader's imagination to finish the story. As it is, it was a journey thru two books of Lancelot's story. None of the Arthur story I was interested in was dealt with in an interesting way. I would have forgiven it if Lancelot's st...more
An unsatisfying end to the Camulod series. It drags and becomes repetitive then leaves you wanting to know more.
Not as engrossing as some of the earlier books but still great. It's told from the point of view of Clothar (Lancelot) which is a nice change of pace for the genre.
I really liked how the author wrapped up the end of the very familiar Arthur story. He dealt with the known story without simply rehashing it. I certainly appreciated a bit of a different ending since I often don't read the end of Arthur books because I hate the ending. I had held off going into the end of this series for just that re...more
Far from the best book in this series. It was an enjoyable read, since I went in with zero expectations. However, if you went into this book looking for a spectacular end to the series, you would be let down. Instead of going out with a bang, the series just kind of fades away. I still submit that this series is exceptional, and well worth reading through. The first several books are fantastic, and the amount of Roman culture and knowledge that you can absorb while reading this series is notewor...more
I started this series so I have to finish it with this book. The last couple books were not near as good as the first few in the series. The one on Uther Pendragon is the best and is a bit of a stand alone. It's strange to think that Arthur would be the least interesting character in a historical approach to the Arthurian myth. Uther and Merlin are the real stars of the series. Maybe this one will finish strong though, they're all worth reading if only for the original approach.
Very satisfying conclusion to the series. Bittersweet, since most Arthurian tales are written as tragedy.
Heather E.
I liked this series mainly because it sought a historical way to explain the famous legends. But the auhor seemed to toss out the legends and follow his own path in this last book. It focuses on Lancelot, who is away while Camulod is falling apart, so I was still left with a sense of "What happened?" after this las book. If you're interested in reading the series, I would recommend starting with book 3, "The Eagle's Brood" and stopping after "Metamorphosis".
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I was a bit disappointed in how the series ended as it felt rushed, like Whyte decided he was tired if working on it and just couldn't take anymore. That is too bad as each book was very enjoyable and overall I really liked the series. I just felt like after reading all of the books there could have been a tighter conclusion that wrapped everything up.
Jul 23, 2011 Simon added it
well, 9 books later and it's all over. In this final installment the saga wraps up with a departure from the commonly told legend. A satisfying ending that is quite sellable, but lacking the gripping intensity of some of the earlier books of the series. The stories as related by Publius Varrus and the stand alone "Uther" remain for me the high water mark.
I do not buy many books and this is one series I have bought (secondhand). Both my 18 year old son and I were enthralled. I really admire a writer who can capture the imagination of both an 18 year old and a 53 year old. I liked how strong his female characters were even though the story is told by male characters. The women also have an influence.
A really good book,with good action parts, well-developed characters and detailed descriptions of life in those times. Only two crappy parts about it. You know what happens at the end, just not how it happens and when you do finish the book and find out, no matter that you knew it, you still get depressed. WHY DID ARTHUR HAVE TO DIE, GODDAMNIT!!!!!
BOOOOO Jack Whyte! Such an epic Arthur series to be ended by such a horrible book. He rushed to finish this series to do his bad Templar series, and it shows. I tell anyone who will listen to read this SEVEN book series, because books 8 & 9 are so bad, they aren't worth the read. UTHER should have been the final book.
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Jack Whyte is an author and writer born and raised in Scotland, but has been living in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada since 1967.

Whyte's major work to date is the A Dream of Eagles series (as it is titled in Canada, but known as The Camulod Chronicles in the United States and elsewhere). This series of historical novels presents the tale of King Arthur set against the backdrop of Roman Britain....more
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