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Sword at Sunset
Sword at Sunset
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
For fourteen centuries the story of Arthur was a legend, misted over by the tradition of romantic hero-tales. But he was real--a man of towering strength, a dreamer and a warrior--who actually lived, and fought, and died for his impossible dream. The man whom legend calls Arthur of Britain combined the best of Roman civilization with the fierce...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812588521
ISBN-10: 0812588525
Publication Date: 3/15/1987
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3.4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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An interesting concept, meticulously created. Sutcliff's Arthur is a real man -- a war chief, base-born into a powerful family, who comes to prominence at a time when Britain is under increasing pressure from invaders. There is no Merlin here, no Morgan LeFay, no sword in the stone. As a what-if history, it's a masterwork. As a read for those who prefer the legends of Camelot, it's less satisfying.
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