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Hawk of May (Down the Long Wind, Bk 1)
Hawk of May - Down the Long Wind, Bk 1
Author: Gillian Bradshaw
ISBN-13: 9780553299229
ISBN-10: 0553299220
Publication Date: 10/1/1992
Pages: 304
Rating:
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Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
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Gilliam Bradshaw's Arthurian trilogy is a tale woven around Gwalchmai, nephew to King Arthur and more commonly known as Gawain. Books included in this trilogy are "Hawk of May," "Kingdom of Summer" and "In Winter's Shadow."

Published in 1980 and undeservedly out of print, this is one of the finest retellings of the Arthurian Cycle since the days of T.H. White's "The Once and Future King."
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Note: this book is a reprint of the May 1981 first printing by Signet(451-E9765), which has identical text and cover art, but does not show an ISBN.
"Compelling...splendid...vibrant..exhilarating...a novel that seduces us into accepting sorcery and sanctity in King Arthur's England" - The New York Times Book Review
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"The Sword: In other ages and battles the ruby-hilted slayer of men had many different names. Now called Caledvwlch, the blade awaits the hero who can draw it from its scabbard and live..The Stallion: Blinding white, larger and swifter than any earthly steed, Ceincaled can only be mastered by one who has journeyed to the isle of the immortals..And The Warrior: He is Gwalchmai, the Hawk of May, son of the beautiful, infinitely evil sorceress Morgawse, nephew to King Arthur, and forced to choose between his mother's path to Dark power and Arthur's empire of the Light."

One of the best Arthurian novels in existence