Arthur, a fierce man, in a rousing and bloody tale of politics and the horror of war
The first book in the Warlord series
I really like Cornwell’s depiction, a bleak and gritty tale of the legendary Arthur, a realistic rendering of life in Britain’s 5th Century. It’s hard hitting and shouts of the truth. There’s no magic here, rather a cold-blooded manipulation of superstitious farmers by shrewd power-seeking men.
There are a lot of battle accounts in these books, details of strategy and details of the bloody fighting. I’m not usually happy with battle scenes but Cornwell explains the overall plan and, besides, the stories themselves are so good I can overlook any gore.
Cornwell once again skillfully weaves research and fiction together into a rousing tale.
My Amazon link : The Winter King (The Arthur Books #1)