Monday, February 06, 2006

The Skystone by Jack Whyte

Title: The Skystone

Author: Jack Whyte

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: The Roman world has expanded farther than its leaders can retain control over. A new world is formed on the Isle of Britian and traced through the lives of two former Roman soldiers.

The Take-Away: I followed the recomendation of Word Nerd and picked up the first title in the Camulod Chronicles. The basic premise of the Arthur legends begins in this novel. The references to Arthur and his tragic story are subtle and worked into a realistic story. I'm very interested in seeing how the series develops since the story thus far focuses on the history of England and the people that shape it after the demise of the Roman Empire.

Recommendation: Read it, but don't expect any sort of typical Arthur story.

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