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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table - and the chivalry, romance, heroism, and betrayal at the heart of the legendary tale - have gripped the imagination of the world for centuries.

In King Arthur, young Arthur is given a seemingly impossible mission: to defeat a bloodthirsty Saxon conqueror and his army, a dozen times the size of Arthur's own. Haunted by Merlin and tormented by the fact that his small band of knights has only a slim chance at survival, Arthur is determined to fulfill his duty to the Roman Empire, his family, and Great Britain. In the midst of their mission, when Arthur and Lancelot, his greatest knight, rescue the exquisite Guinevere from captivity, the enchanting tale of the royal lovers begins.

King Arthur is a story of catastrophic defeat, devastating victory, and magical romance.

©2004 Frank Thompson; (P)2004 Books on Tape

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  • Ingwe
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • 03-12-13

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Love the movie, which lead me to this book. Great author--he really did an amazing job adapting the screenplay. Hard to go wrong with this cast of characters, and I loved the way that they're used here. I'm really pleased with this take on the traditional legend; I find it both plausible and more historically possible/probable. Oh, and this is by far my favorite take on Guinevere.

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  • Thomas
  • Wellington, NV, USA
  • 06-30-07

King Authur

What a "Great", action packed story.
Read with enthusiam. I could not put this down.
Enjoy with confidence.

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  • Andrew
  • Sidney, NE, United States
  • 02-08-12

Good Arthur tale

This was a fairly good Arthur legend story; lots of battles with the Saxons, Arthur, Lancelot, other knights were trained by the Romans who ruled Britian at that time. It is far from a complete tale of Arthur, doesn't get into Guinevere switching her affections to Lancelot, nor of her becoming queen. Arthur is not king either, takes place before he would have been king. Interesting take on Merlin as well.

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Good Arthur tale

This was a fairly good Arthur legend story; lots of battles with the Saxons, Arthur, Lancelot, other knights were trained by the Romans who ruled Britian at that time. It is far from a complete tale of Arthur, doesn't get into Guinevere switching her affections to Lancelot, nor of her becoming queen. Arthur is not king either, takes place before he would have been king. Interesting take on Merlin as well.

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  • Nadine
  • Duluth, MN, USA
  • 04-17-08

"king Arthur"

This was a great book. It held my interest the entire time.

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  • Hunter
  • Huntsville, AL, United States
  • 08-07-12

Just as good as the movie.....

They always say the book is better than the movie in this case it's spot on.. I can see Clive Owen as Aruther this is a great twist on the knights at the round table. This is not a love story it's a war for freedom!!!!!

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  • Bonnie
  • Bellmore, NY, United States
  • 11-05-11

A different slant on the "King Arthur" story

I have read at least 6 other versions of "THE ARTHUR" legend. All of them are really interesting and thought provoking. Frank Thompson with narrator John Lee made this another great moment in the "Arthur" legend. There was much brutality and it may not be for every one, however I was truly touched by the brotherhood of knights, and their loyalty. Real men do cry, when loosing a comrade. And Gwenivere, a true Amazon warrior. I enjoyed this, as if not more than many of the other books about the famous king. Defiantly worth the credit.

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