Sword at Sunset
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 495 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 May 2008|
This brilliant reconception of the Arthurian epic cuts through the familiar myths and tells the story of the real King Arthur: Artos the Bear, the mighty warrior-king who saved the last lights of Western civilization when the barbarian darkness descended in the fifth century. Artos here comes alive: bold and forceful in battle, warm and generous in friendship, tough in politics, shrewd in the strategy of war--and tender and tragically tormented in love. Out of the interweaving of ancient legend, fresh research, soaring imagination, and hypnotic narrative skill comes a novel that has richly earned its reputation as a classic.
About the Author
Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults--including "The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle, "and "Black Ships Before Troy--"five adult novels, and several books of nonfiction.
"[King Arthur] is a living presence who moves in a brilliantly lit and fantastic landscape . . . rich and sumptuous as the world described in "Mabinogion", as gay and menacing as "The Tale of Genji" . . . Rosemary Sutcliff is a spellbinder." "--"Robert Payne, "New York Times Book Review"
|Publisher: ||Chicago Review Press|
|Dimensions: ||20.57 x 13.97 x 2.79 centimetres (0.56 kg)|