The Skystone

The Skystone

Book - 2002
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This first novel in Jack Whyte's riveting Arthurian series tells how the story of Camelot may have actually come to be.

We all know the story--how Arthur pulled the sword from the stone and how Camelot came to be.

But how did it really happen?

The Roman citizens of Britain faced a deadly choice: leave to live in a corrupt Roman world, or stay amidst the violence of the warring factions of Picts, Celts, and invading Saxons.

For Publius Varrus and Caius Britannicus, there is only one answer. They will stay, try to preserve the best of Roman life, and create a new culture from the wreckage.

In doing so, they will plant the seeds of a legend. For these two men are Arthur's great-grandfathers and their actions will shape a nation...and forge the sword known as Excalibur.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2002, c1996
Edition: 1st trade paperback ed. --
ISBN: 9780765303721
0765303728
Branch Call Number: FIC Whyte 6939
Characteristics: 352 p. :,map. --

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tucklee
Apr 30, 2015

Jack Whyte is one of the best historical fiction writers out there. Great characters and developments move along at a good pace that you don't want to put the book down.

KCLSLibrarians May 17, 2014

I'm really enjoying this book, and I often don't make it through a lot of fiction. It's sort of a prequel to the Arthur legend. Recommended for historical fiction folks and swords and fighting folks.

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stetzlaff
Sep 25, 2011

Awesome book. I only hope the rest of the books in the series are as fun to read.

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jasonkeats
Nov 25, 2010

An amazing series, this first book is probably one of the best. The characters in this book are complex and compelling; and the story is just amazing

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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

This novel tells the story of Publius Varrus, a Roman officer and forger of swords who searches for a fallen meteorite from which he will smelt the metal for the legendary sword, Excalibur.

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