Hidden deep within the ancient, mist-covered hills of Glastonbury, England is a secret that could forever change the world. A secret that could help usher in a new age of enlightenment for all mankind. Or so the legend goes....
Plagued by months of persistent dreams of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Holy Grail, mystery novelist James Dupree finally sets out to England to understand the meaning behind his nightly visions. Upon arriving in Glastonbury, a locale deeply connected to stories of Camelot, Avalon, and the Knights of the Round Table, James quickly discovers that not all is as it seems in this quaint little town. There's a raven-haired girl dying of a rare lung disease, knights with swords, and perhaps strangest of all is the man who emerges from the forest...a man who just might be the greatest king Britain has ever seen.
Something is happening in Glastonbury, something mysterious and powerful and not-of-this world, and somehow James Dupree is in the thick of it. Mankind is ready for the next great spiritual shift. But to do that, one man, one simple writer, must journey deep into the heart of a mystical land in search of a legendary relic. But there are others who seek the treasure...dark forces who will stop at nothing to keep it for themselves, and end Dupree's quest for good.
At once inspiring and pulse-pounding, Arthur is for anyone who dares to dream-and dares to slay dragons.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I would not recommend this book to anyone.
Has The Grail Quest turned you off from other books in this genre?
I enjoy both King Arthur books and books fleshing out a philosophy of religion, and doubtless still will. This is substandard.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The narrator does a creditable job with stilted dialogue and poor exposition.
Any additional comments?
Cardboard characters, arbitrary shifts in what is and isn't possible to accommodate a weak plot, preachy. Buy classic sermons. They are better written.