Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwell
(The Arthur Books #2)

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With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell established himself as the storyteller who could reinvent the legend of King Arthur for our time.

Now with Enemy of God, Cornwell's magical re-creation continues. Having defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, Arthur has secured Mordred's throne. But he must still face raging conflicts between the old ways and the new, as well as foes more powerful and more dangerous--because they pose as friends.

Brilliantly written and peopled with the familiar faces of legend along with new ones, Enemy of God is an immensely powerful continuation of a modern classic.

 

About Bernard Cornwell

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Bernard Cornwell, “the reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Agincourt; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, and, most recently, The Burning Land; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.
 
Published March 15, 1998 by St. Martin's Press. 418 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance. Fiction

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Cornwell, best known for his lengthy series of historical novels about a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars (Sharpe's Battle, 1995, etc.), writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author, and he mixes those bloody clashes here with a sharp, grim portrait of a land racked...

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Top-notch storyteller Cornwell continues where his acclaimed The Winter King left off, creating another compelling fictional history set in fifth-century Britain. Skillfully interweaving details from

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Narrated by Arthur's friend Derfel Cadarn (a former slave raised by the wizard Merlin), this volume tells of Arthur's struggles to bind the warlords together and strengthen the throne that he holds for the beastly Mordred, Uther's legitimate heir.

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In ENEMY OF GOD, Cornwell brings a dark and gritty element to Arthurian legend that may startle readers unfamiliar with his penchant for historical accuracy and period detail.

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(Anyone who knows anything about the Arthurian saga knows to whom this refers.) As I said at the beginning, most of the action in this book is of the dramatic kind as the Christians and pagans clash and various people scheme for control of Britain.

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