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The Real King Arthur?,
This review is from: Stone Lord: The Legend Of King Arthur, The Era Of Stonehenge (Paperback)Stone Lord is a historical fantasy,retelling the legend of King Arthur,but setting it in the Bronze Age. It's a highly original idea,adding a completely fresh twist to the Arthurian mythos.
Refreshingly,the characters aren't just 21st-century people dressed up in Renfaire costumes;their mindset is shown as being consistent with what we know of Bronze Age people-they seen spirits and gods surrounding them,every natural feature,megalith and barrow is home to a deity or the ancestors. In this setting are the familiar characters of the Arthur legend,the familiar tales cleverly intertwined with myths from the Mabinogion and Irish hero-legends. Obviously the writer knows both their archaeology and mythology. The story moves at a cracking pace,the characters are well-realized and rounded,and the ending leaves the reader impatient for a sequel.
If you're interested in well-written,original historical fiction/pagan/myth,I would recommended this book to you. If your idea of that genre is 'the Mists of Avalon' by Zimmer Bradley or one of Mercedes Lackey's books, read 'Stone Lord',and see what the 'real deal'is like.