KING ARTHUR: The Bloody Cup

KING ARTHUR: The Bloody Cup

M. K. HUME    Book Number: 74388    Product format: Paperback

Probably every person in the Western World knows that King Arthur dies at the conclusion of this, Volume III of The Chronicles of Arthur, so how, asks the author of the re-telling of the dark legend, can the writer find something unique to say of a man 'whose very existence is an inextricable part of the history of Britain?' He pulls it off with a vengeance, and by means which will surprise readers with their ingenuity. In this epic third volume, the people of Britain have for many years enjoyed peace and prosperity under the reign of King Artor and the Union of Kings. Having spurned the despotism of his predecessor, Uther Pendragon, Artor has ruled with a strong sense of duty, goodness and honour. But he is now weakening with age, and the seeds of discontent are sown. Seeking to cleanse the land of Christian belief, dissenters need a symbol with which to legitimise their pagan claims and gather malcontents together into a cohesive weapon. These shadowy, subversive elements elect to use the ancient cup of Bishop Lucius of Glastonbury as a way of fragmenting Artor's hard-won kingdom. First, they must lay their hands on the relic and, in so doing, unleash a force for evil from which murder and violent mayhem ensue. However, it emerges that the ultimate threat to Artor's rule lies far closer to home. He is to be betrayed by one of his own kin. Celt will slay Celt and the river will run with blood, but will the legendary leader of Britain somehow survive? A huge 533 paperback pages with maps, plans, dramatis personae, glossary of place names and compelling postscript.
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