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Excalibur

(2024)
(The first book in the Arthurian Chronicles series)
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The sword has the power of Britain in its steel, men will follow and fight for whoever wields it...

Dark Age Britain. A legendary hero rises to unite a divided and threatened land...

A country left in ruins after the fall of the Roman Empire is plundered and broken. Saxon hordes have invaded and conquered the East coast of Britain in a blood-soaked Great War which tore the old kingdoms apart. From Bernicia to Kent, land and kingdoms are now under Saxon rule. But these new conquerors want more…

Britain's remaining kingdoms are jaded by the constant threat of war, their Kings old, alliances fickle and frayed. It seems Britain must fall enslaved to the brutal and marauding conquerors from across the sea.

But no one counted on a new and fearsome warlord. A warrior granted power by the druid Merlin through the mighty sword Excalibur. A man with no Kingdom but a quest to unite the country and fight back against the baying Saxon warriors? He is known as the legendary Arthur.

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

Praise for the series:

'Bristling with intense action, Excalibur is a 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. Excalibur is a fresh new take on an old legend that readers will find hard to put down.' - Steven A McKay

'Epic, brutal action' - Matthew Harffy

'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

'Absolutely cracking. The best Viking saga I've read in years. A joy to pick up again.' - Ross Greenwood

Genre: Historical

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