Summary

They called him unfit to rule - a lowborn, callow boy, Uther's bastard. But his coming had been foretold in the songs of the bard Taliesin. He had learned powerful secrets at the knee of the mystical sage Merlin. He was Arthur, Pendragon of the Island of the Mighty - who would rise to legendary greatness in a Britain torn by violence, greed, and war, who would usher in a glorious reign of peace and prosperity, and who would fall at the treacherous hands of the one he loved more than life. This is the third book of The Pendragon Cycle.
©1989 by Stephen R. Lawhead (P)1995 by Blackstone Audiobooks
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"A fine storyteller, he brings the Arthurian characters to life without sacrificing any of the haunting pleasures of the legends." ( Omaha World Herald)
"Highly recommended... Reminiscent of C.S. Lewis." ( Library Journal)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 24-07-12

Spoilt by a bad narration

This narrator makes every charactor sound the same. He does not emerse himself intot he character, rather, he just reads the words.

Not a good choice

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa Bartholomew on 06-02-08

Excellent ending!

As I had fully enjoyed the first two books, I looked forward to the final book in this trilogy. I was not disappointed! This continued the wonderfully rich story I was used to with no slowing. I thought it really brought the Arthur myth to life, and the ending left me wishing for more. The only problem I had was the narrator slipped out of voice more often toward the end, which sometimes made it difficult to follow dialogue.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Alan Rither on 05-04-04

Gripping story, well told, loses steam at the end

This is a gripping story that seems unfamiliar because Lawhead does not use the names we've become accustomed to hearing from Le Morte d' Arthur by Mallory or the newer retelling by Tennyson. I especially liked Merlin's character. Frederick Davidson's narration was masterful. He does an incredible job keeping his characters' voices and pronouncing the Celtic words. Unfortunately the story seems to lose steam near the end and it sort of fades out or it would be perfect.

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