I have always loved the story of King Arthur so when I discovered Jack Whyte’s books in his series the Arthurian Saga I knew I had to read them. Jack Whyte is an excellent story teller, when I read his books I can visualize the surroundings that the story transports us. I have read many of his books and always finish with much anticipation of reading another one.
This is a tale of Uther Pendragon, future father of King Arthur, son of King Uric, and cousin of Merlyn. As a boy Uther had two homes, the civilized town of his mother’s people Camulod where he often spent time visiting his grandparents, and Tir Manha the harsh home of his father’s. His mother thought that her people and their ways would be a good influence of her hotheaded son. Uther favoured his time at Camulod, because of the cleanliness of it, the disciplined soldiers especially the cavalry, and the cheerfulness of the people. These feelings often made him feel disloyal to his own people of whom he will one day lead. Follow the tale of Uther from boy to man, a rather different version in which Jack Whyte tells beautifully.
You must check out Jack Whyte’s website, www.jackwhyte.com, if you like historical fiction.
Written by Linda