Camulod Chronicles

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943 ratings

The Skystone Publisher's Summary

Everyone knows the story-how Arthur pulled the sword from the stone, how Camelot came to be, and about the power struggles that ultimately destroyed Arthur's dreams. But what of the time before Arthur and the forces that created him?

How did the legend really come to pass?

Before the time of Arthur and his Camelot, Britain was a dark and deadly place, savaged by warring factions of Picts, Celts, and invading Saxons. The Roman citizens who had lived there for generations were suddenly faced with a deadly choice: Should they leave and take up residence in a corrupt Roman world that was utterly foreign, or should they stay and face the madness that would ensue when Britain's last bastion of safety for the civilized, the Roman legions, left?

For two Romans, Publius Varrus and his friend Caius Britannicus, there can be only one answer. They will stay, to preserve what is best of Roman life, and will create a new culture out of the wreckage. In doing so, they will unknowingly plant the seeds of legend-for these two men are Arthur's great-grandfathers, and their actions will shape a nation . . . and forge a sword known as Excalibur.

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  • Book 1

    • The Skystone

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 478

    Everyone knows the story-how Arthur pulled the sword from the stone, how Camelot came to be, and about the power struggles that ultimately destroyed Arthur's dreams. But what of the time before Arthur and the forces that created him?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating new series

    • By Jim R. Whitt Jr. on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 2

    • The Singing Sword

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    We know the legends: Arthur brought justice to a land that had known only cruelty and force; his father, Uther, carved a kingdom out of the chaos of the fallen Roman Empire; the sword Excalibur, drawn from stone by England's greatest king. But legends do not tell the whole tale. Legends do not tell of the despairing Roman soldiers, abandoned by their empire, faced with the choice of fleeing back to Rome, or struggling to create a last stronghold against the barbarian onslaughts from the north and east.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Whyte's masterpiece finally gets on Audible

    • By Ryan on 08-24-13

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 3

    • The Eagles' Brood

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 27 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    The Eagles’ Brood continues the saga of the Colony known as Camulod, and the tale of the descendants of those brave Romans who forged a new way of life for the Celt and Roman peoples when the Roman legions departed Britain. Most know the new leader of the Colony as Merlyn; all call him Commander. Cauis Merlyn Britannicus is responsible for their safety, and all look to him for guidance, leadership, justice, and salvation. It is a harsh life but a good community, and Merlyn is dedicated to spreading the influence of Roman culture beyond the Colony’s borders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By David Swinney on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 4

    • The Saxon Shore

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Merlyn Britannicus and Uther Pendragon - the Silver Bear and the Red Dragon - are the leaders of the Colony, lifeblood to the community from which will come the fabled Camulod. But soon their tranquillity is in ruins, Uther lies dead from treachery, and all that is left of the dream is the orphaned babe Arthur. Heir to the Colony of Camulod, born with Roman heritage as well as the blood of the Hibernians and the Celts, Arthur is the living incarnation of the sacred dream of his ancestors....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • it's the beave and his dad!

    • By the mimsy on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 5

    • The Fort at River's Bend: The Sorcerer, Volume I

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Merlyn Britannicus, leader of the Colony known as Camulod, is faced with the task of educating his younger charge, Arthur, future King of the Britons. Fearing for the life of his nephew when an assassination attempt goes awry, Merlyn takes Arthur and his boyhood companions Gwin Ghilleadh, and Bedwyr on a journey that will take then to the ruins of a long-abandoned Roman fort - far from Camulod and the only place where Merlyn feels they will be safe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • King Arthur and Rome series

    • By Kevin Newman on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 6

    • Metamorphosis: The Sorcerer, Volume II

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best version of the Camelot legend!

    • By C. More on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 7

    • Uther

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    With Uther, Jack Whyte, author of the richly praised Camulod Chronicles, has given us a portrait of Uther Pendragon, Merlyn's shadow - his boyhood companion and closest friend. And the man who would sire the King of the Britons. From the trials of boyhood to the new cloak of adult responsibility, we see Uther with fresh eyes. He will travel the length of the land, have adventures, and, through fate or tragedy, fall in love with the one woman he must not have.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • difficult to get though

    • By Megan Powell on 01-09-15
    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 08-20-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 128 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 8

    • The Lance Thrower

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 8
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 27 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Jack Whyte has written a lyrical epic, retelling the myths behind the boy who would become the Man Who Would Be King - Arthur Pendragon. He has shown us, as Diana Gabaldon said, "the bone beneath the flesh of legend". In his last book in this series, we witnessed the young king pull the sword from the stone and begin his journey to greatness. Now we reach the tale itself - how the most shining court in history was made.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another good book be Jack Whyte.

    • By Khail Gooding on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 9

    • The Eagle

    • Camulod Chronicles, Book 9
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 29 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Beginning with The Skystone, the first in his riveting Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte has embarked on an ambitious and remarkable re-telling of the Arthurian cycle, giving us a fresh and compelling take on a story that has been beloved for centuries. The Eagle brings us at last to the heart of the tale, the creation of fabled Camelot and the love story that enshrined its glory. Whyte takes us into the minds and lives of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, three astonishing but fallible people who were bound together by honor, loyalty, and love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Epic

    • By Sheryl on 10-31-13

    Regular price: $39.95