It has been fortold: In the hour of Britain's greatest need, King Arthur will return to rescue his people.
In Portugal, the reprobate King Edward the Ninth has died by his own hand.
In England, a dark scenario conceived by the power-hungry Prime Minister, Thomas Waring, is about to be realized: the total destruction of the British monarchy in the twenty-first century.
And in the Scottish Highlands, acentury.Andhand.Inpeople.In ...more
Not all the characters are developed as much as I'd liked. The love interest gets shafted in the beginning an ...more
Considering this default limitation, I think the author did as good of a job with it as possible. While not entirely believable compared to previous books, the story is still immersive, touching and endearing.
I lo ...more
p.139-140 "I set the keeping of Christ about thee;
I send the guarding of the Great Light with thee,
to possess thee, to protect thee,
From death, from danger, from loss.
Let the circling of the Three encompass thee in the battle to come.
In the day of strife, let Michael militant be thy strong protector.
In the twistings of the fight, let Blessed Jesu stand between thee
and the hate of the enemy.
Master storyteller Stephen R. Lawhead‘s AVALON captures the magic and mystery surrounding the Arthurian Legends in a thoroughly modern, classy contemporary way. Breathtakingly epic and exciting this outstanding, new futuristic fantasy is so refreshingly original as like nothing you will have encountered before…
Set within the twenty-first Century a shocking revelation arises, when King Edward the ninth dies toge ...more
The concept is that Great Britain is facing a huge crisis and Arthur returns as the myth states, to save the kingdom. He's involved in a mostly political struggle just as a referendum is about to take place removing the monarchy entirely. In this alternate universe, the crown has been held by a series of dissolute empty shells the l ...more
This book is completely different from the previous ones because it takes place in modern Britain. While the others were patterned after legends of very early knights battling barbarians, this book is mostly political with a few exciting fight scenes thrown in.
At times, thi ...more
I was also disappointed to find a lot of foul language in this book. Granted, only those whom we know to be evil use said language. Still, the author is clearly a follo ...more
The final quarter of the book was especially d ...more
This could be a story of the fate of the world today...
Lawhead must really have researched political stuff a lot, that side of things is so well done and believable. There are so many plots within plots, and twists and turns to the story. The story constantly keeps the pressure on and there is heightening tension the whole way through making it very page turning. There were also a n ...more
"It has been fortold: In the hour of Britain's greatest need, King Arthur will return to rescue his people.
In Portugal, the reprobate British King Edward the Ninth has died by his own hand.
In England, ...more
An interesti ...more
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Stephen was born in 1950, in Nebraska in the USA. Mos ...more