Arthur - Pendragon Cycle, Bk 3 Author:Stephen R. Lawhead They called him unfit to rule, a lowborn, callow boy, Uther's bastard. — But his coming bad been foretold in the songs of the bard Taliesin. And be 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,... more » greed, and war; who would usher in a glorious reign of peace and prosperity; and who would fall in a desperate attempt to save the one be loved more than life.« less
Definitely a different take on Arthur than ones I have read previously. This version stresses Arthur's Christianity and depicts Merlin much less a Druid than many other tellings of the legend. I probably would have enjoyed the book more had I read it in series order, but it was a reading group selection and I did not have the time to read "Taliesin" and "Merlin" first.
I'll definitely re-read at some point, but in series order.