The first in the "Pendragon's Banner" trilogy. Arthur is a young boy, revealed as the new Pendragon. He must serve a hard apprenticeship under his enemy if he is to succeed. Gwenhwyfar is his childhood sweetheart who finds herself a political pawn in a deadly struggle.
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It is a festive day in 450 A.D. when Uthr Pendragon's ships arrive at Gwynedd, the kingdom of his old ally Cunedda. Uthr has come to join Cunedda in a plot to oust the evil Italian tyrant Vortigern. He has brought with him many loyal to the Pendragon Banner, including Arthur, the son of a serving girl. In the chaos of the ending of the Roman empire, the British are left at Vortigern's mercy - until Arthur, protected since birth by a false identity, is revealed as the new Pendragon. Destined to lead the rise of the Saxons, Arthur must first endure a hard apprenticeship in the army of his enemy. Feisty and beautiful, Cunedda's only daughter Gwenhwyfar is captivated by Arthur from the moment they meet. Barred because of her sex from taking the oath of loyalty to the Pendragon Banner like her brothers, she pledges to Arthur an even greater gift: her undying love and unborn sons. Determined to fulfill his ultimate goals, regaining his kingship and marrying Gwenhwyfar, Arthur is put to the test when he and Gwen become pawns in a political triangle and he must choose between his kingship and the woman he loves.About the Author:
Helen Hollick is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in northeast London on the edge of Epping Forest with her husband, adult daughter, and a variety of pets, which include several horses, a cat and a dog. She has two major interests: Roman/Saxon Britain and the Golden Age of Piracy - the early eighteenth century. Her particular pleasure is researching the facts behind the small glimpses of history and bringing the characters behind those facts to full and glorious life. She has an honours diploma in early medieval history and may one day, if ever she finds the time, go on to obtain her full degree.
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099416239
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99416239