Uther

Uther

Book - 2006
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A hot-headed young warrior must decide whether to follow the longings of his own heart or rise to the challenge of leading his people. Will he be the greatest king the Cambrians have ever known, or will he fall prey to the darkness in his own soul?
 

Such are the questions answered in Uther, the story of Uther Pendragon, cousin to the sorcerer Merlyn and father to Arthur, the future King of Britain. In his boyhood, Uther divides his time between two radically different worlds. Within the solid walls of Camulod, he enjoys the luxuries of a civilized community and trains in the Roman military style to realize his heroic dream--commanding Camulod's cavalry. But still he is pulled back to his father's people and the dark land of his birth, the harsh, primitive world of the Pendragon of Cambria. At the death of his father, King Uric, a new king must be elected from among the chiefs, and Uther must reconcile himself to the fate that awaits him.

For fans of Jack Whyte's popular Dream of Eagles series, Uther opens the window to the world beyond Camulod and unravels the mystery behind the legend.


 

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 2006, c2000.
ISBN: 9780140260878
0140260870
Characteristics: xviii, 809 p. :,map ;,18 cm.

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tjdickey
Aug 27, 2018

Whyte shifts perspective once again in the Camulod Chronicles, and gives a rich and believable portrait of the Celtic lands and people of Uther's Pendragon. This volume works well as a stand-alone historical novel, full of bloodthirsty action, or as an installment in the longer series, finally revealing mysteries elsewhere in the narrative.

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Cloudstar1
Jul 05, 2011

This book was so good in my opinion. It's capture the image of the Rome timeline and battle describe was amazing just can't stop reading it till the end.

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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

This novel follows the life of Uther Pendragon the cousin of Merlin and the father of the future King Arthur. Uther changes from a young man to a seasoned leader who must go to war to protect his land.

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