The Hallowed Isle Book One by Diana L. Paxson
The Book of the Sword (Book of the Sword/Diana L. Paxson, Bk 1)

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We're all familiar with the basic plot. Expect Paxson's book to stray from that simple story in the first book and you will be disappointed. It is the way she tells the story that makes it so unique.
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Mighty Rome subjugated the isle of Britain only to abandon it, leaving behind a bloody patchwork of warring tribes. The fragile peace imposed by the conquerors has been shattered, compelling Artoria Argantel -- Lady of the Lake and Druid priestess -- to call upon the Spirit of War and Justice to deliver a champion who will unite the broken land. It is from Argantel's ancient and royal blood that the hero will spring; his sword will be forged from star-steel by ancient spells, carried by soldier-priests from the steppes of Asia to the edges of the Empire. Only one man can wield this holy steel, aided by the wizard Merlin, whose heritage is a magic wilder still. Only one man can free the sword from its prison of stone.

Artor, a fosterling of unknown parentage. The promised High King.

 

About Diana L. Paxson

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Diana L. Paxson is the award-winning author of The Lord of Horses, The Wolf and the Raven, The Dragons of the Rhine, The White Raven, and The Serpents Tooth, and coauthor (with Adrienne Martine-Barnes) of Master of Earth and Water, The Shield Between the Worlds, and Sword of Fire and Shadow, the chronicles of Fionn mac Cumhal. She lives in Berkeley, California.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by Harper Voyager. 192 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kate Smith on Sep 14 2014

We're all familiar with the basic plot. Expect Paxson's book to stray from that simple story in the first book and you will be disappointed. It is the way she tells the story that makes it so unique.

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