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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,559 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Warlord Trilogy Release Date:
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With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell established himself as the storyteller who could reinvent the legend of King Arthur for our time.

At the end of The Winter King, Arthur fought the battle that forced unity on the warring British kingdoms, and now he sets out to face the real enemy—the English.

First, though, Merlin leads a perilous expedition into the mysterious west to retrieve a cauldron, one of the treasures of Britain. This cauldron story is almost certainly the root of the holy grail strand in the Arthur tales. The treasures of Britain, Merlin believes, will bring the old Gods onto the side of the British in their struggle against the Saxons—and the Christians, whom Merlin hates. But the treasures will also set Briton against Briton—especially as Guinevere, now Arthur’s wife, wants to make a magic of her own.

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  • “Top-notch…Skillfully interweaving details from a myriad of Arthurian legends…Cornwell puts a fresh perspective on these oft-retold events. Realistically gory battles and doomed romantic exploits flavor the narrative, while the strong characterizations bring the men and women behind the legends to vivid life.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The bloodcurdling adventures, intrigue, and wars are brought to life by Pigott-Smith, who captures the flavor and fabled personalities of this time before written history. Evil characters ooze their wickedness, while heroes, even the tarnished ones, sound good and honorable in the voices created by Pigott-Smith.”

    AudioFile

  • “Lively…An entertaining read, a fresh look at an old story.”

    Library Journal

  • “An ambitious embroidering of the saga of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table…Cornwell…writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author, and he mixes those bloody clashes here with a sharp, grim portrait of a land racked by contending religions…Rousing, persuasive entertainment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rudy | 2/14/2014

    " Was in such a hurry to get to Excalibur, that I forgot to do a review....My favorite thing about these books is how allof the Arthurian myths are explained, especially The Grail, Camelot and Knights of the Round Table! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aubrey | 2/5/2014

    " The second book in the Warlord Chronicles did not impress me in quite the same way that the first one did. Perhaps the novelty of the setting had worn off, or perhaps it's just the rightful place of the second book in any trilogy, but I found Enemy of God a bit tedious. Battle, battle, battle. Druids, intrigue, oaths, treachery, and more battle. I'm glad I continued reading the series, but I'm happy that I'm 2/3 through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia | 1/31/2014

    " DNF. I returned the book a few months ago, and while it was good, I couldn't bring myself to get to the ending. Maybe I'll give this series another go one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robin | 1/26/2014

    " I couldn't really get into this book. I enjoyed it, but it just didn't suck me in. Cornwell's writing is such that I want to read the story, but I can put the book down and not pick it up aagain for several days. His take on the Arthur stories has a strong historical base and are intersting from that standpoint, but they could be a lot more entertaining than he made them. So these are great to read if you're really into the real arthur, but don't expect to get swept away. "

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