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Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwell
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Dec 31, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, fiction, fantasy
Read from December 28 to 30, 2010

I'm still enjoying Cornwell's version of the Arthurian legend. Using a story teller as a narrator rarely works for me because it's an excuse for a lazy writer to do massive amounts of telling when the showing gets tough. But Cornwell is not a lazy writer and Dervel, the converted Christian scribe who used to be a Pagan warrior, is the perfect voice to shine a light on what "really" happened in those closing years of the 5th Century. There's no missing the point that Cornwell has decided that the Christians did no favors by spreading their religion through what would become England, but he also isn't afraid to make the heroes of what we know as The Round Table into very, very flawed humans.

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