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The Pagan King

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The mysterious Song of Camlon tells of a mighty warrior who will win the crown of Cambria. This is Arthur's great destiny-or so prophesies Merdin the seer.

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

Hardcover, 380 pages
Published 1959 by Doubleday/ BCA
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3.5 stars

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)
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Edison Tesla Marshall (28 August 1894, Rensselaer, Indiana - 29 October 1967 Augusta, Georgia) was an American short story writer and novelist.
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