Camelot: The epic new novel from the author of Lancelot (Paperback)Giles Kristian (author)
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'So beautiful, so haunting . . . bitingly real . . . Giles has given us a vital, glorious story: rich, rewarding, and utterly revealing of our times' Manda Scott
Following his acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller, Lancelot, Giles Kristian's new novel returns us to the realms of Arthurian legend . . .
The Saxons have returned and their war bands stalk the land. The lords of Britain look only to their own survival, unable or unwilling to unite as they once did under Arthur.
And in a monastery hidden in the marshlands of Avalon, a novice monk prepares to take his vows. However, two strangers - the wild-spirited, Saxon-killing Iselle and the ageing warrior Gawain - will pluck him from his sheltered existence and his world will be turned upside down.
Together they will go in search of the last druid, to find the cauldron of a god, and to raise an army to hold the darkness at bay.
And as they journey, so the novice will cast aside his training and embrace his legacy.
For he is a warrior born.
His name is Galahad. And he is the son of Lancelot . . .
Acclaim for Lancelot:
'A masterpiece.' Conn Iggulden
'Stands head and shoulders above the rest.' Manda Scott
'Glorious. Tragic. Lyrical. Totally gripping.' Ben Kane
'A gorgeous, rich retelling.' The Times
'An extraordinary writer . . . an exceptional book.' Dr Janina Ramirez
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 414 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 27 mm
This is SUCH a good book. I loved it - the sense of time and place is so beautiful, so haunting. And the people, as ever, are bitingly real. Wrapped in the rich lore of the Arthurian saga, Giles has given us a vital, glorious story: rich, rewarding, and utterly revealing of our times - Camelot is a novel you'll savour long after the last page has been turned. -- MANDA SCOTT, author of A Treachery of Spies
What a wonderful book. Beautifully evocative and bone-crunchingly bloody, filled with characters I loved and hated, all conveyed in beautifully lyrical prose and edged with the sense of hope and tragedy that is essential for any retelling of the Arthurian tale. It was fabulous to go back to 5th-century Britain and dive into the fray again. -- JOHN GWYNNE, author of the Of Blood and Bone Trilogy
Kristian's sequel to his acclaimed Arthurian novel Lancelot is, in some ways, even better than the first book . . . evokes post-Roman Britain in a masterly fashion, totally immersing the reader into the dank, misty, marshlands of hounded Britons and brutal Saxon invaders; of Merlin's twisty, amoral magic and the raw, skinned-knuckle courage of the warrior trapped in the bloody crush of the shield wall. It is, in short, a triumph. Highly recommended, especially to fans of Bernard Cornwell's seminal Warlord Chronicles. -- ANGUS DONALD, author of Outlaw
Adventure, intrigue and love abound in this retelling of a tale that is veiled in myth and legend . . . Kristian's writing weaves a spell on the reader as surely as Merlin at the height of his powers. Kristian has done it again. Camelot is a wonderful book. -- MATTHEW HARFFY, author of The Serpent Sword
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