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The Skystone by Jack Whyte
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Jul 23, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, historicalfiction

Another definitive Arthurian legend rewrite. This one is more concerned with the historical. It goes back to Arthur's forebears, Roman soldiers holding the last outposts in Britain before the Fall of Rome.

These books contain fascinating information about Roman battle tactics and military campaigns. This particular novel outlines the creation of 'Excalibur' forged from the metal of a fallen star.

Unfortunately, I find my interest begins to wane as these characters disappear form the narrative and it becomes more about Arthur. Also, the novels are so intricate and so full of facts of various kinds that they can drag in places. Still, these are fascinating historical magicless versions of Arthurian legend.

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