Jacket for 'Camelot'

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UK - Transworld

Camelot

By Giles Kristian

Published May 2020

 

Britain is a land riven by anarchy, slaughter, famine, filth and darkness. Its armies are destroyed, its heroes dead, or missing. Arthur and Lancelot fell in the last great battle and Merlin has not been seen these past ten years. Now, the Saxons are gathering again, their warbands stalking the land, their king seeking dominion. For the lords and kings of Britain look only to their own survival and will not unite as they once did under Arthur and his legendary sword Excalibur.

Meanwhile, in an isolated monastery in the Avalon marshes, a novice of the order is preparing to take his vows when the life he has known is ripped away in a welter of blood. Two strangers, the wild-spirited, Saxon-killing Iselle, and the ageing warrior Gawain, will pluck the young man from the wreckage of his simple existence. Together, they will seek the last druid and the cauldron of a god. And the young man must come to terms with his legacy and fate as the son of the most celebrated yet most infamous of Arthur’s warriors: Lancelot.

For this is the story of Galahad, Lancelot’s son – the reluctant warrior who dared to keep the dream of Camelot alive…

Praise for Lancelot:

A masterpiece.
Conn Iggulden

Intense and powerful… written with deep expression and enormous feeling. It is a marvellous historical adventure.
Sunday Express

Stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Manda Scott

Glorious. Tragic. Lyrical. Totally gripping.
Ben Kane

A gorgeous, rich retelling.
The Times