The Hallowed Isle Book Two: : The Book of the Spear (Hallowed Isle, Bk 2)
The Hallowed Isle Book Two The Book of the Spear - Hallowed Isle, Bk 2 Author:Diana L. Paxson
The Arthurian saga is one of the most enduring legends of Western civilization--a stirring tale of destiny, duty, faith, and majesty that has been told and retold by some of the greatest storytellers of all time. In her sweeping and magnificent multi-volume work The Hallowed Isle acclaimed author Diana L. P... more »axson brilliantly reinvents the classic myth--by reimagining the great king, his life and legacy from the unique perspectives of four distinct tribal cultures that shaped Britain in the violent days of the sixth century.
The Book of the Spear
A Saxon of royal blood, Oesc has fled the drowned, doomed country to which he is heir in order to claim rich lands in Britannia. Though sworn to the spirits of his new home, he tryly serves an older god...and a darker sorcery: the power of the Spear. But the Spear's magic is opposed by that of the Sword of Rome, a weapon now wielded by young King Artor, and before him by Artor's father Uthir. In Uthir's hand, the blade slew Oesc's own father, and now vengeance burns fiercely in Oesc's heart--a lust for revenge that could destroy a greatness before it fully flowers.Destiny lies in the clashing of magic steel. The hope of all Britain rests in the hands of the warrior sons.« less