By Helen Hollick
Who was once the guy
… who grew to become the legend
… we all know as
Pendragon's Banner is the second one booklet in Helen Hollick's interesting King Arthur trilogy, masking 459-465 A.D. this isn't a fairy story or fable. there's no Merlin, no sword within the stone, and no Lancelot. this is often the main actual Arthurian legend ever written, in keeping with ancient proof and meticulous research.
At age twenty-four, King Arthur has the dominion he fought so challenging for and a brand new younger kinfolk. yet maintaining the throne of Britain—and maintaining his spouse and 3 sons safe—proves faraway from effortless. enemies particularly threaten every thing that's expensive to him: Winifred, Arthur's vindictive first spouse, and Morgause, priestess of the mummy and malevolent Queen of the North. either have royal targets in their own.
In this tale of harsh battles, mystery treasonous plots, and the life-threatening politics of early Britain's darkish a while, writer Helen Hollick boldly reintroduces King Arthur as you will have by no means noticeable him before.
PRAISE FOR PENDRAGON'S BANNER:
"Hollick's interpretation is daring, affecting and really worth struggling with to defend."
"Weaves jointly truth, legend, and encouraged mind's eye to create a global so genuine we will be able to breathe the smoke of its fires and luxuriate in the Romano- British lust for all times, love and honour."
Historical Novel evaluation
"Camelot because it fairly was... a really gifted writer."
Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling writer of Devil's Brood
PRAISE FOR THE KINGMAKING:
"Hollick juggles a solid of characters and a bloody, tangled plot with nice skill."
"If in simple terms all historic fiction will be this good."
Historical Novels Review
"Stripped of its medieval trappings, the tale of Arthur's upward thrust loses none of its mythical strength… this [is a] well-researched, skillfully built trilogy opener."