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ISBN:1402218907
Author: Helen Hollick
ISBN13: 978-1402218903
Title: Shadow of the King: Book Three of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy
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Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
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Shadow of the King: Book Three of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy by Helen Hollick



At long last, the peace King Arthur was born to usher in has settled over the realm. and all true warriors are restless without a fight. Yearning for battle and ever-loyal, Arthur is easily deceived into setting sail for Gaul to defend its territories-leaving his country vulnerable and leaderless. A beacon of hope in a land of desolation, he was to be the Lord of the Summer Land for now and forever. But first, the Pendragon must face the ultimate test, one that will take all his courage, strength of will, and honor to survive

Helen Hollick has all of it. She tells an exceptional story. Bernard Cornwell "Hollick's interpretation is daring, affecting, and really worth battling to defend. Publishers Weekly Who was once the fellow Who turned the legend we all know as King Arthur (20100219). Imrhien has braved a global of faery people and different creatures of legend to elicit the aid of the healer, Maeve One-Eye. notwithstanding her reminiscence continues to be clouded by way of sorcery, Imrhien needs to take important information on to the king-emperor.

At long last, the peace King Arthur was born to usher in has settled over the realm. But Arthur was also born to be a warrior and all true warriors are restless without a fight. But first, the Pendragon must face the ultimate test, one that will take all his courage, strength of will, and honor to survive

In the final volume of Hollick’s Pendragon Banner trilogy, King Arthur finds himself restless in his new role as ruler of a peaceful kingdom. Missing the clash of swords and the glory of the battlefield, it doesn’t take much to lure him from his quiet life in Camelot. After Arthur departs for war-torn Gaul, his kingdom, watched over by Gwenhwyfar and the high council, stands vulnerable. Helen has taken the King Arthur Pendragon of our childhood fairy tales and written a gritty, realistic work that depicts Arthur as a human being, with the strengths and weaknesses that we all have in some form or fashion. I've recently read the entire "Pendragon's Banner" trilogy and this was the most difficult book of Helen's works to read. Because as with all good things, the story of Arthur, his family, and his love for Britain had to come to an end. I'll not give away the story here.

This final volume of Helen Hollick’s trilogy took me a little while to get into, and I thought it dragged a bit in the middle, but while reading the last couple of hundred pages, I didn’t want to put it down as I waited to find out how it would all turn out, and despite my not being crazy about the. writing style, overall, I felt satisfied with the ending, and it certainly fulfilled my interest in depictions of King Arthur’s children. When the previous volume, Pendragon’s Banner, ended, Arthur and Gwenhwyfar’s three sons were all dead but Gwenhwyfar was pregnant.

Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. At long last, the peace King Arthur was born to usher in has settled over the realm. But first, the Pendragon must face the ultimate test, one that will take all his courage, strength of will, and honor to survive

Read "Shadow of the King Book Three of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy" by Helen Hollick with Rakuten Kobo. They knew what was coming. Man and beast knew what lay ahead. After the war cry. Bitter the grave. But first, the Pendragon must face the ultimate test, one that will take all his courage, strength of will, and honor to survive. Bernard Cornwell "Hollick's interpretation is bold, affecting, and well worth fighting to defend.

Book Three of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy. Arthur's ultimate fight. The third voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne, pirate, scoundrel and charming rogue. Suzanne McLeod, author).

Britain lies uneasily at peace, and Arthur Pendragon, King of Britain, is secure in his stronghold in the heart of the Summer Lands. Ever the fighter, he defies the advice of his wife Gwenhwyfar to sail for Gaul to defend his territories in Less Britain, leaving his country vulnerable and leaderless. When word comes that the Pendragon has fallen in battle, Gwenhwyfar, at Caer Cadan with their small daughter, faces overthrow by the powerful council headed by Arthur's uncle, who is anxious to reassert Roman ways.

They knew what was coming. Man and beast knew what lay ahead. After the war cry. Bitter the grave.

At long last, the peace King Arthur was born to usher in has settled over the realm. But Arthur was also born to be a warrior... and all true warriors are restless without a fight. Yearning for battle and ever-loyal, Arthur is easily deceived into setting sail for Gaul to defend its territories-leaving his country vulnerable and leaderless.

A beacon of hope in a land of desolation, he was to be the Lord of the Summer Land for now and forever. But first, the Pendragon must face the ultimate test, one that will take all his courage, strength of will, and honor to survive.

Because once destiny is fulfilled, can you ever truly win again?

"Helen Hollick has it all. She tells a great story..." -Bernard Cornwell "Hollick's interpretation is bold, affecting, and well worth fighting to defend." -Publishers Weekly

Reviews: 7
Mave
All three of Helen Hollick's books on Arthur are excellent. Unlike many other books on Arthur, however, they deal with Arthur from a realistic point of view and deny any form of magic. This has the effect of making the books more historical fiction than fantasy, but very worthwhile if you bear this in mind. Arthur is a much stronger character in these books, but also much more human. His love for Gwenhwyfar is his one saving grace, as he is nearly fatally flawed in every other regard and in every other relationship. Gwenhwyfar also is far more of a real person in this series. She is a real woman with real needs and intelligence of her own, not just the slightly dim but beautiful focal point of chivalry displayed in most portrayals. The Pendragon's Banner Trilogy is an excellent read, and will influence your opinion on all future and past writings of the tale of Camelot.
Tto
Helen Hollick just amazes me with her writing skill! I cannot say it better than to quote Historical Novels Review: "If only all historical fiction could be this good"! Helen has taken the King Arthur Pendragon of our childhood fairy tales and written a gritty, realistic work that depicts Arthur as a human being, with the strengths and weaknesses that we all have in some form or fashion. I've recently read the entire "Pendragon's Banner" trilogy and this was the most difficult book of Helen's works to read. Because as with all good things, the story of Arthur, his family, and his love for Britain had to come to an end. I'll not give away the story here. Suffice it to say that this is historical fiction at its finest, with true-to-life writing of the people and times in Britain circa 500 A. D. I highly recommend this excellent work (and the entire trilogy) to those who value realistic, well written historical fiction with a plot that twists and turns through a wealth of characters of the time brought to life! Helen Hollick is, in my humble opinion, the FINEST writer of historical fiction today! Kudos to her for her fine work, and I eagerly await more from this very talented author! Further, I truly appreciate the massive amount of outstanding research that Helen did preliminary to writing the entire "Pendragon's Banner" trilogy! Hers was no easy task since source works on Arthur and his times were both biased and dismally missing much information! Finally, I wish to thank her for her work, and particularly for the "Author's Notes" which she writes and includes in each of her books! Great work by a marvelous writer!
DABY
I just finished reading the trilogy and thought they were great! I love British/English history and the King Arthur tale is the best and this is a newer twist on the story. The author freely admits to taking liberties with the story and it is not supposedly to be historically accurate. I am now looking forward to reading some of her other books!
Cktiell
This is a trilogy that you avidly read in order to get to the end knowing you will hate for it to end. These books make time travel seem real. Loved all three books and fell in love with Helen Hollicks version of the great King Arthur.
Yainai
I loved the more realistic portrayal in all 3 books of the characters. I'm much happier that Guinivere is with Arthur when he dies although I hurt for her. She took care of him and will follow on her own terms.
unmasked
I enjoyed all three books. I felt this one rushed a little to the ending, but that said, all good things must end... Anyone interested in another alternate take on the Arthurian legend would like this series.
Reggy
This is a book in a trilogy. I got hooked on the series and couldn't stop reading until I had read all three. I would recommend this for the historical fiction reader.
Such a wonderful trilogy. Well written. Characters and places vividly describe with an enchanting story line. I highly recommend this entire trilogy. Wonderful!