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This is an Arthurian legend told from the point of view of one of the soldiers. All the usual cast of characters is involved but personalities differ from other stories. A lot of fighting and big battles, war leaders hurling (really hilarious) insults and druids dancing around cursing each other. This is the first book in a series of four - it is mostly concerned with the trying to keep the saxons out of the country and trying not to kill each other in the process.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   King Arthur Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   great warrior Romance    -   Yes Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand    -   sword fights Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths    -   explicit references to torture Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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