by Jack Whyte
Part of the The Camulod Chronicles series
Fans of Jack Whyte's Camulod Chronicles, an authentic retelling of the Arthurian legend as it actually may have happened, have enjoyed watching the story of Camelot evolve through the eyes of Merlyn - witnessing firsthand Merlyn's role in shaping the boy who would be king.
But there has been a part of the story that readers have been denied.
With UTHER, Jack Whyte provides a portrait of Merlyn's shadow - his boyhood companion and closest friend, the man who would sire the King of the Britons.
From the trials of boyhood to the new cloak of adult responsibility, we see Uther with fresh eyes.
He will travel the length of the land, have adventures and through fate or tragedy, fall in love with the one woman he must not have.
UTHER is a compelling love story and, like the other books in the Camulod Chronicles, a version of the legend that is more realistic than anything readers have seen before.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 922 pages, maps
- Publisher: St Martin's Press
- Publication Date: 27/02/2002
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780812571028
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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 Iudita
This was another great book in the Camulod series. I really enjoyed it but my only complaint was that it was a bit long. It sometimes felt like the story would never end. I have really enjoyed this whole series.