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The Winter King

Bernard Cornwell

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur. The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur. The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur. The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Keeble

Length:

19h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

28:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

26:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

29:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

30:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

29:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

28:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

30:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

29:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

25:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

23:56