- Hardcover: 512 pages
- Publisher: Headline Review; 1st Edition 1st Printing edition (1 Oct. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0755348680
- ISBN-13: 978-0755348688
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 24.1 x 4.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 749,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
King Arthur: Warrior of the West Hardcover – 1 Oct 2009
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The second book in a dramatic trilogy about the legend of King Arthur sure to appeal to fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
M. K. Hume is a retired academic, who is married with two grown-up sons and lives in Queensland, Australia. Having completed an MA and PhD in Arthurian Literature many years ago, M. K. Hume has now written a series of magnificent novels about the legend of King Arthur. For more information visit: www.mkhume.com.
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(Quote) `...Artor will be the greatest of men. When the stars fall, and all we know is forgotten, Artor will be remembered. We, too, will become creatures of myth, as insubstantial as ghosts, because we were a part of his life here on Earth. Some men were born for burdens, and one of those is Artor. Some men were born for tears, and Artor is one of those men...'
This exciting, compelling and truly magical tale is a historical masterpiece and outstanding achievement of such great scope thought impossible. MK Hume outshines all other authors who have written works based on the Arthurian legends and tales of Merlin; including Camelot, Guinevere, the round table and the Knights such as Sir Gwain and Sir Lancelot.Read more ›
M. K. Hume's Warrior of the West continues the story of King Arthur in an exciting and entertaining way. Dragon's Child was an intriguing introduction to The King Arthur Trilogy, but this novel reveals the true vastness of the epic story arc that the author has created.
Just like Dragon's Child, Warrior of the West is a gritty, mesmerizing and well written historical novel with a few fantastical elements. The fantastical elements include casting bones and prophecies etc.
Here's information about this novel:
- The events take place a few years after the events of Dragon's Child.
- Warrior of the West has been divided into two parts. The first part tells about Artor's battle against the Saxons. The second part tells about Artor and Wenhaver and what happens at Cadbury Tor.
- This novel begins with a meeting between the Celts and the Saxons. This meeting ends badly. Artor is at Cadbury Tor and awaits news of the possible truce, but receives different kind of news. A war council is held and the Celts decide to go to war against the Saxons, because the Saxons are brutally attacking against them. The war against the Saxons takes a lot of Arthur's time, because they have to win the war. Times are desperate, so the Celts must fight for their country...
- When the battle is over, Artor knows that he must soon take a new wife. He still misses Gallia, but he knows that he must marry somebody soon. Artor takes Wenhaver as his wife, but their life together isn't happy. Life at Cadbury Tor changes a lot with the coming of Wenhaver...
That's all I'll write about the story, because I don't want to reveal too many details and happenings.Read more ›
I find that her style of weaving a story is somewhat distinctive and brimming with detail and creativity. Her talent to place images of bloody battle scenes in your head and then to explain the subtle involvedness in her characters interactions is simply inspirational, furthermore if you are searching for a story weaver who can give you images of bloody battles you won't be let down.
It's always good to come across another great historical series and this new trilogy from M K Hume looks set to be one. The first book follows the story of Arthur from childhood into manhood. Exciting, violent and bloody and full of historical facts to keep you gripped throughout.
This tale includes all the time-honoured elements of this legend but this weaver of tales presents us with an original, unsentimental and most crucially a quite plausible tale.
I'm not saying it's perfect it's different, a bit darker and if you want to read of Arthur of the Britons beneath the customary legend then M. K. Hume has given us that choice.
Anyhow to the book;
M K Hume grasps this legend by the scruff of its neck and arranges the story based on realism and logic by producing a young man who struggles to accept the fate that is his by heritage in a brutal and bloody age.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved Dragon's Child and absolutely adored Warrior of the West.
This is perhaps one of the the most gritting realistic of the Arthurian novels and along with Mary Stewart's... Read more
A wonderful second volume in this adaptation of the Arthurian cycle, the characters in the first volume continue to develop and grow
The story grips the reader as the... Read more
This very exciting book is the 2nd volume of the King Arthur trilogy.
Again it's another cracking story, and the whole tale is told in a very dedicated and passionate way by... Read more
Completed the series I had been collecting. M K Hume is an excellent writer and i have read the entire series. WELL worth a chance purchase if sensible history is your passion.Published 13 months ago by Helen Maddock
Strong characters that add to the legends with their humanity. Moral struggles that mirror the plight of mankind. Softened with friendship and love. What more can anyone ask for? Read morePublished 15 months ago by Frugal_Fam
Rather bland and very a- historical. Halfway through I expected gunships and submarines to appear any time. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Willie Bogaerts
Enjoyed this very much took me back to the times. Excellent written and lets you see what it could have been like without all the magic realisticPublished 22 months ago by Patsy Kenward
I love this book. The magic that surrounds King Arthur is brought to life very well in this book. A great read.Published on 27 Nov. 2013 by devarro