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Jack Whyte

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Jack Whyte is an author and writer born and raised in Scotland, but has been living in western Canada since 1967, and in Kelowna, British Columbia, since 1996.

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. This retelling of the popular legend eschews the use of magic (as in T. H. White’s The Sword in the Stone) to explain Arthur’s ascent to power and instead relies on the historical condition (with some artistic license) of post-Roman Britain to support the theory that Arthur was meant to counter the anarchy left by the Ro
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I'd love to tell you the answer is Yes, and to advise you to stay tuned, but the reality is that my priorities are being dictated nowadays by…more
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I'd love to tell you the answer is Yes, and to advise you to stay tuned, but the reality is that my priorities are being dictated nowadays by mortality and the lack of it... My age has caught up to me, and is now vanishing ahead of me in the distance. I do have a novella in hand, though and almost ready to publish, and you might enjoy it. It began its life as a character study of Tiberias Cato, the Horsemaster from Bishop Germanus's school who taught Clothar the Frank how to ride and fight the way he did. The character got into my mind and intruded so far into the original novel that my editor decided I should take it out completely and handle it separately. I've done that, and now it's a short novel about the boyhood of the man who taught Lancelot how to ride and fight. I'll be publishing it as an ebook some time next year, under the title: "The Horse Warrior" and I'll be writing more about it on Twitter as time goes along. You'll find me on Twitter @authorjackwhyte, so drop by and check out what (and how) I'm doing. (less)
Jack Whyte Hi, Shane: You've discovered one of the vagaries of talking a lot about the books I've written over a few decades... The Saxon Shore IS next in the se…moreHi, Shane: You've discovered one of the vagaries of talking a lot about the books I've written over a few decades... The Saxon Shore IS next in the sequence of novels comprising the nine-novel cycle. I have no idea how that particular red herring came into existence--I guess I slipped up somewhere along the line and missed the omission. The two volumes of "The Sorcerer"--"The Fort at River's Bend" and "Metamorphosis"--follow after "The Saxon Shore", and they are followed in turn by "Clother the Frank" and "The Eagle". "Uther" is, of course, a stand-alone--the only novel in the cycle not narrated in the First Person, because Uther was dead by the time his story was ready to be told. It fits most naturally right after "The Eagles' Brood".

Glad you've been enjoying the stories. Jack Whyte.(less)
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Don’t Let Them Get You Down! UK Version of “Forest Laird.”

You might have noticed, after the past couple of months of isolation, that you can go a bit stir-crazy once you’ve exhausted all your avenues of self-distraction… Your  reserves of resilience start dwindling and your capacity for patience starts drying up. I reached that point a few days ago, having managed to keep myself active prior t

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“She knew exactly how he was feeling, because experience had taught her that the kind of excitement she was feeling at that moment was never, ever one-sided. On the contrary, she knew that it was born of acute and mutual anticipation, and she knew, too, that it would not be denied.”
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“Their sudden intimacy was like the explosive combustion that engulfs and consumes a moth that has fluttered too close to a candle flame; a completely unexpected turn of events that took both of them unawares and swept them irresistibly up and out of themselves as it hurled them into each other’s arms.”
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“I suspect that much of life is like that. We seldom see what is closest to our eyes.”
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