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The first of Helen Hollick's Arthurian trilogy, The Kingmaking, was a real breakthrough for me as far as my interest in Arthurian literature went. I had always been interested in the legends but this book was far better than anything I had read previously mainly because the story takes place in a historical setting. The trilogy begins with Arthur as a boy learning his true parentage and ends with his death at Camlann. It deals with modern themes and has characters that seem far more real than those found in the pages of TH White's books.

Full marks to Helen Hollick for breathing new life into the legend but mostly for placing the characters of Arthur and Gwenhwyfar into a realistic historical setting. It would really be nice to see if film or television could come up with an Arthurian drama with this level of intrigue, grittiness and excitement. NH

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book cover of 

The Kingmaking 

 (Pendragon's Banner, book 1)

by

Helen Hollick
The Kingmaking

Characters

Gwenhwyfar

Arthur

Bedwyr

Medraut

Morgain

Uther

Cunedda

Cei

Vortigern

Ambrosius

Cerdic

book cover of 

Pendragon's Banner 

 (Pendragon's Banner, book 2)

by

Helen Hollick
Pendragon's Banner

book cover of 

The Shadow of the King 

 (Pendragon's Banner, book 3)

by

Helen Hollick
Shadow of the King