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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,293 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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In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cornwell is certainly a step above most interpreters of myth.” 

    USA Today

  • “The action is gripping and skillfully paced, cadenced by passages in which the characters reveal themselves in conversation and thought, convincingly evoking the spirit of the time.”  

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An exciting, intelligent, and mythic novel of duty, betrayal, greed, and love.” 


  • “Splendid, white-hot storytelling.”  

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anni | 2/20/2014

    " This was a good ending to a good tale. It nicely finishes the story of all the characters and it provides an ending that makes it possible that Arthur is still alive somewhere outside of Britain :). Bernard Cornwell is really good at creating characters that you really like. And so I miss Arthur too and would love to hear the very last of Derfel's story. What happened to him and Ceinwyn after Arthur's departure? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by João Batista | 2/19/2014

    " For the moment, in Portuguese...if I like them (almost pretty sure I will...) I'll get them in English. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by P.T. McHugh | 2/1/2014

    " Cornwell's Sharp Series is in my mind the greatest series ever written, but the King Author Trilogy is right up there. I simply loved all three books, unbelievable. It makes you really believe that Author might have lived after all. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wagner | 1/27/2014

    " One of the best King Arthur stories i have ever read. "

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