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Excalibur : a novel of Arthur /

by Cornwell, Bernard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cornwell, Bernard. Warlord chronicles: 3.Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: xi, 435 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0312185758 :.Title notes: c.1 $24.95 9-98Subject(s): Arthur, King -- Fiction | Britons -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction | Arthurian romances -- Adaptations | Great Britain -- History -- To 1066 -- Fiction | Historical fiction
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Describes King Arthur's final battle with Mordred, who has summoned the power of the gods to help his evil cause.

Maps on lining papers.

First published in Great Britain by Michael Joseph Ltd., 1997.

c.1 $24.95 9-98

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Library Journal Review

In a compelling finale, historical novelist Cornwell concludes his three-part retelling of the Arthurian legend (The Winter King, LJ 5/15/96; Enemy of God, LJ 7/97). Despite the rather misleading idealized jacket cover, Excalibur portrays not romantic Camelot but a nasty, brutal fifth-century Britain in which heads and other body parts literally pile up. Indeed, this novel is even more graphic than its predecessors in its depictions of gore and violence. Although Arthur temporarily halts the invading Saxons at the battle of Mynydd Baddon (during which Lancelot meets a coward's death and Guinevere is reconciled with her husband), his dream of a unified Celtic kingdom is doomed. Thwarting him is the vicious Mordred who makes a pact with Nimue to bring back the old Druid gods and destroy the new Christian deity. Cornwell's attention to historical detail, his penchant for lively storytelling, and his vivid characters make this a good choice for all collections.‘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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