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The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1)
The Skystone - Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Jack Whyte
Everyone knows the story-how Arthur pulled the sword from the stone, how Camelot came to be, and about the power struggles that ultimately destroyed Arthur's dreams. But what of the time before Arthur and the forces that created him?  How did the legend really come to pass? — Before the time of Arthur and his Camelot, Britain was a dark ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812551389
ISBN-10: 0812551389
Publication Date: 10/15/1996
Pages: 498
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Forge
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Heavy on military details. A completely different take on the King Arthur legend.
ATraveler avatar reviewed The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 193 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this first book of the Camulod Chronicles. Knowing the basics of the King Arthur stories, I found it interesting to see how some of the 'future' ledge is ribboned through this story. The characters and storyline is interestingly developed. I am looking forward to reading more of this series.
reviewed The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I found the history of the Romans at the end of their occupation of 400 years interesting. Whyte uses extensive historical notes to underpin this novel. The characters, however, are fairly dull, and the women are pure cardboard. The female characters exist purely for the men's sexual needs, ruining what might otherwise be a great historical series.
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reviewed The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1) on
This is a great book! This is the way I like to learn about history. Even though it has only some history in it. It makes it easier to remember the events and people that are real.
Muthprakky avatar reviewed The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
This is an Arthurian book. It deals with two Romans-Publius Varrus and Caius Britannicus-who elected to remain behind in Britannia after the legions left in an effort to lead the tribes of the warring Picts, Celts, and Saxons into civilization by example. They are the great-grandfathers of Arthur, and through them is forged the state of the nation in which Arthur finds himself upon his entrance into life.
hardtack avatar reviewed The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 2551 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this historical novel. Perhaps because I've always---well, mostly---enjoyed reading novels from the Roman Empire era. This one takes place near the end of that era and continues onward with its series, of which this is the first book.

And I agree with a review quote on the front cover, which states: "An extraordinary story, totally original...." in that I've never come across a story line like this before. Plus, the characters are well developed, and the events which take place are believable and within the historical context.
trekie70 avatar reviewed The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 291 more book reviews
A coworker turned me on to The Camulod Chronicles, of which this is the first book and I loved it. Can hardly wait to get the next one.
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Great beginning to what promises to be a wonderful series.

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