For fourteen centuries the story of Arthur was a legend, misted over by the tradition of romantic hero-tales. But Arthur was real - a man of towering strength, a dreamer and a warrior who actually lived, fought and died for his impossible dream. In Sutcliff's now legendary retelling, King Arthur is brought passionately to life.
Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults - including the classics The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle and Black Ships Before Troy. She died in 1992.
A masterpiece * Chicago Tribune *
King Arthur is a living presence who moves in a brilliantly lit and fantastic landscape... Rosemary Sutcliff is a spellbinder * New York Times *