I am no expert on Arthurian history. I did see "Sword in the Stone" when I was a kid, sang songs from "Camelot", saw that movie, and have watched a lo..Show More »t of documentaries on the History Channel (some of them questionable). Just so you know...
There is a lot to like about this book. The author has created some interesting characters, and it will be interesting to see how they fare. The pacing is good, and the story is not so complex you can't figure out who's who and what's what. The narrator does an excellent job.
It has violent stretches, some much too graphic, but you don't feel like you need to wash the blood off you after hearing them. The sex scenes would get a movie version a definite "R" rating. This is a dilemma I find myself in more and more as the years pass. The price of admission for interesting or challenging fiction is enduring more graphic sex and violence than my tolerance. (I’ve been married for 36 years and we raised three boys, so it isn’t like I’m a prude or a bachelor still living with my parents.)
If you have a passing interest in the King Arthur legend, or if you’re interested in a story that takes place in Britain during the last days of the Roman Empire, or you want to try a story that’s just different, this book will satisfy.
I have waited a long time for the Camulod Chronicles to get on Audible. I was furious that these were supposed to be released in early June, then on t..Show More »he day of release without any explanation , the release date was switched to August 20. I looked everywhere for a reason and there was nothing on any of Jack's or Audible's fan sites. I guess it will be a mystery forever. It also took a ridiculous amount of time to get them released on the kindle.
This is one of those rare books that is served well in audio format. I actually liked the audio performance better than the reading the book. Kevin Pariseau does an admirable job with the different characters. I look forward to hearing the Eagles Brood
3 words...REALLY? This series is addictive. It is like listening to a master story teller as you get lost in the imagery & characters. When I starte..Show More »d listening to the 1st book, I wasn't sure I'd like it... but as I am on book 4 now I'd say I 'm hooked :)
The story line is very detailed, much more so than it needs to be. The real action scenes are barely mentioned but the details are listed as an aftert..Show More »hought. Too much emphasis is placed on silly and non essential details such as someone bridging their nose with fingers, spitting, getting food poisoning, etc. These are details that are best left out of the story as they don't contribute to either character development or to moving the plot forward. As far as character development goes, this is virtually nonexistent.
Although the writing and performance was just as good as all the previous books in the series i felt that with two consecutive books not centred aroun..Show More »d Merlin or Arthur was to much. I also found that a full book for this character was not needed.