Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Myth & Legend
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 1 October 1998
Number of pages: 496
The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur's great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.
The final part of Cornwell's epic Arthurian trilogy. The great days of Arthur's rule are over and the king watches over a disintegrating realm as he finds himself drawn inexorably towards a climactic battle at Camlann. Two men can influence Arthur's fate: the loyal Derfel, Excalibur's narrator, and Merlin, who must summon the strength to weave a final spell. (Kirkus UK)
Bernard Cornwell is the author of many historical thrillers, including the SHARPE series which was a highly successful television drama. He was born in London but now lives in America.
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