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3.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pendragon Cycle Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781455172498
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Arthur is King, but treachery runs rampant throughout the beleaguered Isle of the Mighty. Darkest evil descends upon Britain's shore in many guises. Fragile alliances fray and tear, threatening all the noble liege has won with his wisdom and his blood. His most trusted counselor—the warrior, bard and kingmaker whom legend will name Merlin—is himself to be tested on a mystical journey back through his own extraordinary past. So in a black time of plague and pestilence, it is Arthur who must stand alone against a great and terrible adversary. For only this way can he truly win immortality—and the name to treasure above all others: Pendragon.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Though Lawhead brilliantly creates an authentic and vivid Arthurian Britain, he never forsakes the sense of wonder that has graced the Arthurian legend throughout the ages.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Frederick Davidson reads with a world-weary tone...his British, Irish and Scottish dialects sound true...His emotional coloring of the narrative is on the mark, and his maintenance of tempo is a sign of his experience as a narrator.”

    Audiofile

  • “Admirably original…Sound writing and scholarship alike assure the book’s appeal to both the casual fantasy reader and the serious student of Arthurian material…Highly and widely recommended.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Dickson | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed this Book more than I did Arthur. This one only had one narrator which was Merlin. And the book focused more on Arthur's leadership than the previous book had. I also liked the tie in at the end of the book which mentioned the story of the Holy Grail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/10/2014

    " Definitely better than the three previous books in this series. A lot more action, and I thought easier to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel Falconer | 2/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this series of books over ten years ago, but in retrospect it's a little preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/3/2014

    " So much better than #3 in the series!! It was almost a complete re-write! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay Meredith | 1/29/2014

    " Oops! It was more than a trilogy. To me the author lost steam. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bibliovixen | 1/27/2014

    " A part of my Arthurian legend collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/10/2014

    " Read previously, and adore this series, but got caught up in another series I haven't read in forever...so the rest is on hold for a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Hall | 1/2/2014

    " Awesome book. The fight scenes are amazing and characters are rounded and interesting. The setting is taken time to set up and a new version of Arthur is told within the old one. This is probably my favorite of the series, because of the battle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 12/28/2013

    " This series was dragging on a bit by this time. I has already read Bernard Cornwalls "The Winter King" trilogy, and Lawhead's attempt suffered greatly by comparison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh Marks | 12/23/2013

    " Lawhead has a way with words that just sits so right with me, I love his Pendragon cycle! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 11/21/2013

    " Lawhead's knights are the standard by which all arturian knights are compared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ravi Vaidyanathan | 11/14/2013

    " the entire series of pendragon is well written and makes an amazing read....... very entertaining and fires your imagination too "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/9/2013

    " I loved this series. I've given them the honor of having been read in their entirty more than once. I'd happily read them again, but first I'll read "The Once and Future King" by Mr. White for a comparison. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne | 7/15/2013

    " I have read these books before and love he whole story the tell of King Author's life and that of his family and friends. A truly believable series of stories with lots of action and tender moments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria | 3/15/2013

    " Meh. I only really like Lawhead when he's treading a new storyline, not retreading Arthurian drivel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Castillo | 2/19/2013

    " While I love this series for the christian themes and awesome mythology, this one is a little dry. For the avid Lawhead fan mostly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ike | 2/1/2013

    " My least favorite of the series so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent | 12/26/2012

    " Book 4 of The Pendragon Cycle, a fantastic series based on the legend of King Arthur. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tal | 12/16/2012

    " book 4 of the Pendragon Cycle "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 10/12/2012

    " The best book in the series for far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Roussin | 9/21/2012

    " Very mind-opening when it comes to myth, history, and religion. The wording is a little elementary, otherwise I would have given it four stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Fuhrman | 6/13/2012

    " Probably my favorite series to date. I love the way Lawhead infuses the legend of King Arthur with Christianity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rob | 11/6/2011

    " I'm not the first to say this, but this series would have been well enough complete as a trilogy. Unfortunately whether by design or accident, the different tone of this book left me wondering why I just couldn't enjoy it as much as the first three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annika | 9/26/2011

    " Ah, this was what I was waiting for after the last one! The kind of book that leaves you wanting more in a good way, rather than in a frustrated, too many holes kind of way. Looking forward to the final book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 6/20/2011

    " This book was ok. I like the POV of the different characters. However once it got to the end I became very confused. I read the last in this series and still could not make sense of the end of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ravi | 5/6/2011

    " the entire series of pendragon is well written and makes an amazing read....... very entertaining and fires your imagination too "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh | 3/25/2011

    " Lawhead has a way with words that just sits so right with me, I love his Pendragon cycle! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/2/2010

    " I loved this series. I've given them the honor of having been read in their entirty more than once. I'd happily read them again, but first I'll read "The Once and Future King" by Mr. White for a comparison. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 10/27/2010

    " I enjoyed this series of books over ten years ago, but in retrospect it's a little preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 6/19/2010

    " Lawhead's knights are the standard by which all arturian knights are compared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/29/2010

    " Very mind-opening when it comes to myth, history, and religion. The wording is a little elementary, otherwise I would have given it four stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/8/2010

    " My all time favourite author- can't tell you to read him enough! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isaac | 10/19/2009

    " My least favorite of the series so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 7/18/2009

    " Mostly I have kept reading this series to find out more about some of the main characters from the first book in the series, specifically, Charis and her half-sister who looks much like her but has pretty much the opposite tendancies as far as good and evil go. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen R. Lawhead

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He is the author of such epics as the King Raven, Song of Albion, and Dragon King trilogies. Although born and raised in America, he was brought to England by his research into Celtic legend and lore and now resides in Oxford with his wife, writer Alice Slaikeu Lawhead.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.