The Pagan King
To claim his birthright, the simple Welsh rustic must overcome the tyrant Vortigern, his brilliant son Modred, and the other formidable foes arrayed against him. Is Fate the architect of Arthur's success, or is his rise...more
This is one of the first retellings of Arthurian legend in the 20th century. It starts with Arthur as the nobody Welsh peasant Ambrose and moves through the legend to the end. I personally love modern Arthurian romances because authors tend to attempt to give us a more "true" retelling of the myths aurrounding Arthur. Marshall rather brilliantly moves through Arthur's rise in power as king of all Britain, weaving a story around the myth.
The only drawbacks I found in this novel were (1)...more