The Skystone

The Skystone

Paperback - 1993
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Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend--Camelot

Publius Varrus is a veteran Roman officer and a maker of swords. In the early fifth century, amid the violent struggles between the people of Britain and the invading Saxons, Picts and Scots, he and his former general, Caius Britannicus, forge the government and military system that will become known as the Round Table, and initiate a chain of events that will lead to the coronation of the High King we know today as Arthur.

Rich in historical detail, brimming with drama, intrigue and passion, The Skystone gives new resonance to an enduring and powerful legend.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Penguin Canada, 1993, c1992.
ISBN: 9780140170504
Characteristics: xii, 620 pages ;,18 cm.


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Jul 24, 2018

A very promising series beginning: the foundations of Arthurian Britain in the final decline of the Roman Empire. We have the roots of the Pendragon, the Lady of the Lake, and Excalibur, told with some of the music back in the tale, and a good balance between the competing religions and climates of magic.

Apr 30, 2015

Jack Whyte is one of the best historical fiction writers out there. Great characters and developments move along at a good pace that you don't want to put the book down.

KCLSLibrarians May 17, 2014

I'm really enjoying this book, and I often don't make it through a lot of fiction. It's sort of a prequel to the Arthur legend. Recommended for historical fiction folks and swords and fighting folks.

Sep 25, 2011

Awesome book. I only hope the rest of the books in the series are as fun to read.

Nov 25, 2010

An amazing series, this first book is probably one of the best. The characters in this book are complex and compelling; and the story is just amazing


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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

This novel tells the story of Publius Varrus, a Roman officer and forger of swords who searches for a fallen meteorite from which he will smelt the metal for the legendary sword, Excalibur.

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