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A classic trilogy,
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This review is from: Shadow of the King (Pendragon's Banner Trilogy) (Hardcover)
This is the third novel completing the Pendragon Trilogy by Helen Hollick. Without question this is an outstanding trilogy, brilliantly researched, brilliantly presented. This lady is a British writer to be proud of. She brings the Arthurian legend to life in a manner never before done, using real life characters who lived at the time interwoven with the legendary characters and gives flesh, blood and bones to them all. A reader who fails to respond to the emotive content is a reader devoid of any value of the heritage in the early formation of what was eventually to become Saxon England with the Celtic tribes established in Wales, Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany. Helen adequately covers the religious turmoil between the Christian and the "Old" religions in such a way that makes it believable and understandable. Her knowledge of immediately post-Roman Britain is prominent and comprehensive. All in all, this is a trilogy for any historical fan to read, savour and inwardly digest and is totally recommended.