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The Winter King by B. Cornwell > General Observations

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message 1: by SarahC (new)

SarahC (SarahCarmack) | 188 comments Mod
to discuss the author, context of the story, etc.


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SarahC (SarahCarmack) | 188 comments Mod
I think it is interesting how WK is structured. It seems like segments of a tale and so far it really seems to be the tale of Derfel rather than Arthur (maybe what Dee was driving at with her earlier comment).

I dont know if you could say these are Derfel on quests, but he does goes on adventures that lead him to Galahad, to rediscover Merlin, to find Nimue, etc.

I think in this way Cornwell provides a different style of story. In other modern Arthurian novels, the story, setting, backdrop, events, etc. seem more continuous. I may not be expressing this clearly -- maybe you know what I mean though. Even Malory, with all its chapters and parts seems more continuous, and he didnt even mean them to be, did he?


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Old-Barbarossa | 301 comments Just started this.
I like it very much so far. More ranting later.


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