The Saxon Shore

The Saxon Shore

Book - 1995
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Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend--Camelot

The orphaned baby Arthur--heir to the Colony of Camulod and born with both Roman heritage and the royal blood of the Hibernian Scots and the Celtic Welsh--has been adopted by his cousin Caius Merlyn Britannicus. Merlyn is now the sole custodian of the great dream of his ancestors: that of independent survival in Britain amid the ruins of the imperial Roman world. He is also the keeper of Excalibur, the wondrous sword crafted by his great-uncle Publius Varrus. It is up to Merlyn to teach the young Arthur all that he needs to know to unify the diverse clans of Britain under his kingship. And it is Merlyn's laborious responsibility to see that the young Arthur survives the deadly threats to this destiny--threats that arise from the bloody Saxon shore.

Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 1995.
ISBN: 9780140170474
Branch Call Number: WHY
Characteristics: xxiii, 247 p. : map


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Jan 20, 2012

If you've read Whyte's precedent book in the trilogoy, you would realize that Infant Arthur is BORN into the world of brutality. Whyte's series provides a gripping background and story including real history of what we know as "Camelot", or "The Singing Sword." Excellent books.

Mar 22, 2011

A good read in the Tales of Camulod. Infant Arthur enters the world of brutality. Worth reading for a view into early UK development, and honorable leaders.

Apr 27, 2010

This is the fourth book in the Camulod series and even though I really enjoyed all the books so far, this fourth one has been the best. The series follows many generations of a several families as it tell the story of how Camulod was created. King Arthur does not even show up until the end of the third book when he is born. In this fourth book, Arthur is still a young babe and you begin to see the importance that is being placed on him to grow into a king that will unite many groups of people under the rule of Britain. The story and the series is full of rich loveable characters and the plots are full of interesting detail. This series would be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates historical fiction and is an absolute must read for those that enjoy Arthurian legend.


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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

Camulod is ruled by Merlyn Britannicus and his cousin Uther Pendragon, the father of the infant destined to be King Arthur. When Uther dies, Merlyn cares for the baby and raises him to unify Britain and guard the magical sword, Excalibur.

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