Book Reviews of The Singing Sword (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 2)

The Singing Sword (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 2)
The Singing Sword - Camulod Chronicles, Bk 2
Author: Jack Whyte
ISBN-13: 9780812551396
ISBN-10: 0812551397
Publication Date: 5/15/1997
Pages: 560
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 69 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Continues the excellent story of the beginning of the Authurian ledgend. Rome is fading and Britian emerging as Excalibur is forged.
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Second book about the times when Rome left Britain and about when the legend of Arthur was starting to take form.
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This is a great series! This book keeps things moving and very interesting. Whyte paints a wonderful picture for the story of how the family of Arthur evolves.
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Excellent continuation of the Camulod Chronicles.
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All of the books in this series by Jack Whyte are excellent. He spins the Camaloud myth through historical fiction. Very well done.
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An extremely entertaining book, and one I didn't want to put down, but wanted to read all at once!
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Great book, second in the series of Arthurian legend. The first is the Skystone. Takes the reader back to the fall of the Roman empire in Britain. A lot of really interesting detail about Roman colonial life, particularly that of the retired soldier. Also a lot of good information about Roman Britain. Very interesting characterization, and a good plot. Plus, I love the Arthur legend, and this is a novel lead-in to the same.
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I'm continuing to read these by the recommendation of a friend. Whyte's historical details continue to fascinate - however, he ignores not only women as full characters in these mostly military histories, he also ignores the realities of women's work. He writes at length about blacksmithing, which I love and found fascinating, yet he ignores the realities of clothing production that absorbed a full 60% of all men and women's work in that period. Thus his historical details, and the crappy women-for-sex-only characters, make these books too inaccurate indeed.
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5th century Britain, the great grandfathers of King Arthur set his saga in motion. Great period detail.
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This is part of a great Arturian series. His approach is different and thought provoking. I'm keeping the series but this is a spare I picked up. read "The Skystone" First.