Excalibur

  • Author Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrator Jonathan Keeble
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Run Time 18 hours and 50 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Historical fiction.

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What to expect

A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, EXCALIBUR begins with the failure of Lancelot’s rebellion and the ruin of Arthur’s marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory.

A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, EXCALIBUR begins with the failure of Lancelot’s rebellion and the ruin of Arthur’s marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory.

Critics Review

  • Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

    ‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive’ George R.R. Martin

    ‘Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed’ THE TIMES

    ‘He’s called a master storyteller. Really he’s cleverer than that’ TELEGRAPH

    ‘A reminder of just how good a writer he is’ SUNDAY TIMES

    ‘Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell’ Lee Child

    This is a magnificent and gory work’ Daily Mail

    ‘The historical blockbuster of the year’ EVENING STANDARD

    ‘A runaway success’ OBSERVER

    ‘A master of storytelling’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

    This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution’ NEWS OF THE WORLD

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