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Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur /

by Cornwell, Bernard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cornwell, Bernard. Warlord chronicles: 2.Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: xii, 396 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0312155239 :.Title notes: c.1 $24.95 9-97Subject(s): Arthur, King -- Fiction | Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction | Arthurian romances -- Adaptations | Great Britain -- History -- To 1066 -- Fiction | Historical fiction | Fantastic fiction
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With Enemy of God, master storyteller Bernar Cornwell continues the legend he began in The Winter King, the first volume of his Arthurian epic.Arthur, having defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, has secured King Mordred's throne. But the unified kingdom seems no steadier, its balance threatened by Merlin's ceaseless quest for the last of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain, by the conflict between the ancient religion and the new Christianity, and by Britains war against the Saxons. Arthur must face other foes as well, foes more powerful and more dangerous, because they pose as friends.Brilliantly written and peopled with the familiar characters of legend, as well as with new faces, Enemy of God is an immensely powerful continuation of one of the greatest Arthur stories of our time.

First published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group, 1996.

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Library Journal Review

Historical novelist Cornwell continues his lively retelling of the Arthurian legend, begun in The Winter King (LJ 5/15/96). Having secured the throne of Dumnonia for the infant King Mordred, Arthur seeks to bring peace to the kingdom by uniting the various rival Celtic factions into the "Brotherhood of Britain." Derfel, one of Arthur's warriors and the book's narrator, sardonically notes that "the Round Table, of course, was never a proper name, but rather a nickname." But Arthur's good intentions are gradually undone: by Merlin's quest for the Thirteen Treasures of Britain; by Lancelot's and Guinevere's ambitions; by Mordred, now an unpleasant young man incapable of wise rule; and by the growing conflict between the old Druid religion and the new Christianity. To the fanatical Christians, the pagan Arthur is the Enemy of God. Despite the overabundance of confusing Celtic and Saxon names (there is a list identifying characters), this is an entertaining read, a fresh look at an old story. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 4/15/97.]‘Wilda Williams, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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