"A book of great beauty, of fine writing, of the evocation of a time past. . . . A book for the appreciative, mature reader." """Library Journal""
"[Sutcliff] is an effective storyteller and knows how to keep her dialogue terse and believable.. . . There are many fine battles in "Sword at Sunset," and they are described with majestic eloquence." ""Orville Prescott, "The New York Times""
"[King Arthur] is a living presence who moves in a brilliantly lit and fantastic landscape . . . rich and sumptuous as the world described in "Mabinogion," as gay and menacing as "The Tale of Genji" . . . Rosemary Sutcliff is a spellbinder." ""Robert Payne, "New York Times Book Review""
"The gritty realism and emotional power of Rosemary Sutcliff s writing places "Sword at Sunset" in a place of its own . . . leaves you convinced that if the story of King Arthur is more history than fantasy, this must be the way events really occurred . . . makes other versions of the legend pallid by comparison." "Green Man Review""
"A good story, swift, various, and at all times exciting. . . . Miss Sutcliff has a sure hand with heroism and pathos." "Times Literary Supplement""
For fourteen centuries the story of Arthur was a legend, misted over by the tradition of romantic hero-tales. But Arthur was real - a man of towering strength, a dreamer and a warrior who actually lived, fought and died for his impossible dream. In Sutcliff's now legendary retelling, King Arthur is brought passionately to life.