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Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, Merlyn Britannicus has been driven by one sacred dream - to see Britain united under one just, powerful king. In The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis, it is time for the Sorcerer to fulfill his promise - to present the battle-proven Arthur as the Riothamus, the High King of Britain. When Arthur miraculously withdraws the Sword of Kingship from the stone in which it is set, he proves himself the true and deserving king - sworn to defend the Christian faith against invaders, and to preserve Britain as a powerful, united force.

The Sorcerer has fulfilled his promise. The King is crowned, Britain is united - and the face of history and legend is forever changed.

©1999 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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King Arthur and Rome series

When I first read these books a decade ago, I thought they were at the top of their game. They're still great for many reasons, but one thing I missed the first time around is the shear amount of exposition. Much of it is necessary, but most not necessarily so. It would be easy to argue that the primary narrative and story of the books are told in exposition. So if this author's previous works weren't enjoyed by you or you thought other works had too much exposition (like, say Pillars of the Earth) you might be wary. But, what the author does to make up for the amount of exposition is posit an entertainingly plausible story of how King Arthur stepped out of the world left by the fall of Rome. And I still enjoyed that story the second time around.

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A great introduction for King Arthur

This story was a little slower paced than previous books, but nonetheless the story and the prose were great. This book was both exciting and sad, treating tragic loss with the reverence one would expect and describing the chaotic happenings of medieval battles in detail.

The narration was steady as has been the case for the previous installments of the series, the narrator's voice clear and easy to understand while conveying the emotion appropriate to each situation. All in all this was a great book and lots of fun to listen to.

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great take on a familiar story.

loved it. great take on an old familiar story. taking a legend and making to plausible.

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love this series

I don't know why this is not a TV series yet because it should be. I like how this is a realistic approach to the Arthurian legend.