The Skystone Paperback
by Jack Whyte
Part of the The Camulod Chronicles series
Praise for Jack Whyte and "The Camulod Chronicles": "Jack Whyte is a master storyteller....
Whyte breathes life into the Arthurian myths by weaving the reality of history into them." --Tony Hillerman"From the building blocks of history and the mortar of reality, Jack Whyte has built Arthur's world and showed us the bone beneath the flesh of legend." --Diana Gabaldon"An extraordinary story, totally original, and clearly there is a lot more excitement to come in the upcoming volumes." --Rosamunde Pilcher
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 505 pages, maps, plan
- Publisher: St Martin's Press
- Publication Date: 16/07/1998
- Category: Myth & legend told as fiction
- ISBN: 9780812551389
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 reviews.
Review by hlselz
This is an historical fiction series about King Arthur, and they are my favorite books of ALL time. Whyte is an amazing author, and his descriptions are amazing. The books tell a realistic story of King Arthur, without all of the magic and sorcery we see in modern myths. These books start off with King Arthur's great great grandfather, and chronicle the family until the death of King Arthur. The charectors are so well developed you feel as if you know them. The other great thing about these books is that they are written in journal-like form. So as different members of the family are "writing" the different books, the writing style and methods change slightly.
Review by willowcove
A wonderful retelling of Arthurian mythology from a more realistic and less mythological standpoint. Great read!
Review by rbtwinky
This book did not have a beginning – middle – end like most books. It was more like a series of stories that fit together because they were all part of a man’s life. One might think that this would make for a boring book, but I really enjoyed it. The stories were interesting and original, and they kept my attention really well. The setting of the Roman Empire, and the conception of Arthurian England, was really fascinating as well. The characters were less-than deep, but I really invested in them and enjoyed their quirks.
Review by Grizlie
A fantastic book that takes the reader back to the Roman Legions and Britain. Amazing description of a smith work and the Roman army. Can't wait to read the next on the Camulod Series!