With Excalibur, Bernard Cornwell draws his Arthurian trilogy to an exciting close that will have listeners gripping their headphones.
If Arthur existed (and Cornwell is quite certain he did) then he was probably the great British war leader who won the battle of Mount Badon. No one knows where it was fought, or how it was fought, but we do know that the battle took place and it was the one great defeat inflicted on the English invaders of Britain.
In Excalibur we follow Arthur and Derfel to that enormous struggle and incredible victory. It not only throws the Saxons back, but reunites Arthur and Guinevere. He might hope now to be left alone, to have a time of peace after gaining a great victory, but new enemies arise to destroy all he has achieved. First is Mordred himself, the crippled king who owes everything to Arthur and now tries to kill his benefactor. Mordred’s ally is Nimue, who has come to hate her mentor, Merlin. And so the story ends as it has always ended, at Camlann…”and so my lord was gone. And no one has seen him since.”
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
The best of the trilogy, makes up for the rest
A wonderful new take or twist on the tale of King.
This story of Arthur is probably the most realistic story on this subject I have ever read, and believe me, I have read A LOT of novels and history on this subject and these characters.
The characters came alive.
Better than Mary Stewarts series.
Pigott- Smith is an actor not just a narrator. His characterizations are not contrived or overdone. Just enough inflection and tone and accent to make them distinguishable. He was great.
The death of the little girl.
Glad I did not discover the series as it was being written. We listened to the entire series in a week and did not have to wait for the next book.
- Maurice E. Corman