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Excalibur 2

(2024)
(The second book in the Arthurian Chronicles series)
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To save his people, a warrior must become more than a king…

Dark Age Britain crumbles.
Cruel Kings of Britain sit alone atop their hilltop fortresses as brutal Saxon invaders push ever forwards, greedy for plunder and weakened British kingdoms to conquer.


Blood feuds, jealousy, and pride keeps these Kingdoms isolated. Only the Pendragon, Uther, the high King of kings, has the power to unite the armies of Britain against their common enemy. But Uther Pendragon refuses to march to war as the Saxon hordes under the bloodthirsty leadership of Lord Octha grow ever stronger, quashing all that stands in his way.

Arthur leads a solitary warband, searching wild and lawless badlands bringing the fight to the savage Saxon warlords. As war brews, Merlin stirs up legends of Arthur, Excalibur, and the old gods, kindling a spark of hope in men’s hearts to unite and fight back.

As Saxon armies mass for war and destruction, Arthur must embrace the legend.
Can he bring the Pendragon to war, and march with the force of Britain to crush the Saxon invaders?
It will take all of Merlin’s power, Arthur’s iron will, and the strength of Excalibur to win this epic battle for the future of Britain.


The continuation of the compelling, fast-paced series from bestselling writer Peter Gibbons. Perfect for the fans of Bernard Cornwell.

Praise for Peter Gibbons:

'Bristling with intense action, this is the grounded and brutal retelling of Arthurian myth set in the grim landscape of Dark Age Britain.' - Richard Cullen

'A power house of a novel told with the pace of a charging war horse. Well rounded characters brought to vivid life in Britain's Dark Age. Not a book to be missed.' - Adam Lofthouse

'Riveting, page-turning action that shows Arthur growing from a frightened youngster into a confident warlord. A fresh new take on an old legend that readers will find hard to put down.' - Steven A McKay

'Epic, brutal action' - Matthew Harffy

'A gripping tale in which our distant British history is brought to life. A must-read for any Arthurian fan.' - Reader Review

'First class. I could not put this book down. Absolutely riveting. Action packed throughout. I eagerly await the next book in the series.' - Reader Review

'This was full of battles, violence, politics and is a fresh new take on Arthurian legend. It’s the first in a series that’s left me hungering for more' - Reader Review

'Bloody and brutal, Peter's vivid writing really brings the story to life.' - Donovan Cook

'A superbly atmospheric tale of redemption that pitches the English against Viking raiders and resounds with the fierceness of battle-hardened warriors' - MJ Porter

'Thunderously atmospheric! Gibbons once again proves himself a master of Viking & Dark Age lore.' - Gordon Doherty

Genre: Historical

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