The Fort at River's Bend (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 5)
The Fort at River's Bend - Camulod Chronicles, Bk 5 Author:Jack Whyte Merlyn Britannicus, leader of the Colony known as Camulod, is faced with the task of educating his younger charge, Arthur, future King of the Britons. — Fearing for the life of his nephew when an assassination attempt goes awry, Merlyn takes Arthur and his boyhood companions Gwin Ghilleadh, and Bedwyr on a journey that will take then to the ruins... more » of a long-abandoned Roman fort -- far from Camulod and the only place where Merlyn feels they will be safe. It is there that Merlyn will enlist the help of this close-knit group of friends to help Arthur learn the skills of a warrior and the tough lessons of justice, honor, and the responsibilities of leadership. Arthur is just a boy..but the day is not far off when he will have to claim the sword that is his birthright: Excalibur.« less
This is the fifth part of The Camulod Chronicles. In it, Merlyn has taken Arthur to a secluded, nearly inpenetrable fort to keep him out of harm's way from those who would see him dead. Arthur receives a thorough education, militarily and otherwise, and takes further steps toward his destiny as High King of Britain.
I highly recommned this series and this book to anyone who'd like to know one way in which the Arthur legend my have been created.