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The Skystone (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 1) [Jack Whyte] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The first in a six-volume series that. During the days of the decaying Roman Empire, the legions of Britain struggle to Skystone-Small_0 preserve the ancient principles of loyalty and. I heard a report a couple of weeks ago, while I was attending the annual Surrey Writers Conference, that my first novel, The Skystone, had gone.

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For instance the sex scenes were almost too erotic for my liking. It is a story of time and patience and potential, whytr a Hollywood action film of the bang-pow here-and-now.

Trying to finish it. I am currently on your second book and am loving it.

As soon as I got out of dry dock, though, I got on the phone to my favourite acquiring editor, Adrienne Kerr, at penguinrandomhouse. However, my best explanation for the mediocre rating is that the quality of writing reminds me of stirring up cake batter that is mostly smooth like it should be but contains a few lumps.

In the later parts of the book, Publius Varrus is described as the great-grandfather of King Arthur, who was a great warrior. Not the most riveting, addictive start to a series making you want to run out and get the next book but an okay, relatively enjoyable time.

He even performed a few tracks of song and poetry on the recording of the Regimental Drums and Pipes of The Calgary Highlanders known as the Eighty Years of Glory. Anarchy reigned almost everywhere and the law of the jungle prevailed. They must have been appropriate, however, because she released my wrists and walked with me into the dining room, where she embraced Veronica and Quintus.

It’s all fascinating, and that’s without even mentioning that the whole series exists as a whytee to the Arthurian legend. D Francoeur posted an update 1 year, 6 months ago. I’m interested in any recommendations someone might have for good books skystpne these topics.

An amazing take on the Arthurian legends! Luceiia and Varrus return to the Britannicus villa. The Skystone is hardly an epic book.

The Skystone by Jack Whyte book review

As they approach adulthood, Cat Barahal and her cousin Bee think they understand the society they live in and their place within it. I was able to find your first book the Skystone at a used bookshop, which was very lucky for me as your books are always sold out in the community I am from.


D Francoeur posted an update 1 year, 6 months ago. Because of the persistent nature of this search and a conviction that the eldest brother, Primus, would eventually figure out who his brother’s attacker was, Varrus flees Colchester.

I forgot how homophobic it is, however. The dialogue and word structure is less pompous and pretentious than in his previous books that I’ve read but still a little OTT at times but no more than some other historical fiction writers can be guilty of.

The unit spends a year and a half fighting their way back to Roman Controlled Britain. Whyte’s descriptive style continued on into the sex scenes and the one flirtatious scene I read and I completely felt like I was literally thrust into the author’s own personal fantasies. Read it as a young teenager and the series helped shape the man I am today. Nancy Bell November 15, 5: For instance, this series is a historical take on the legend of King Arthur and this book takes place three generations before Arthur is born.

The story itself became overblown and increasingly implausible, and not even in interesting and action-filled ways. The man mysteriously dies during Varrus’s escape. The series is based on King Arthur has been released all over the world and is known 3 different names.

It had been a long time since I had met anyone with whom I felt so much at ease as these two, and I found myself whistling as I changed into my best clothes. It’s an absolutely fascinating look at Britain during the collapse of the Roman Empire, rich in detail which may turn some people off because he goes into a LOT of detail, but I just love it and with characters you will grow to love.

The Arthurian Saga: The Skystone (Book 1) – Jack Whyte

This The Skystone book review was written by travelswithacanadian. I can only imagine the surprise to your publisher to hear that you first book was out of print. Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks.


I believe I had even turned my head slightly, looking for the source of the effect, before I became aware of the jacck who was walking along the hallway below.

Overall, an okay, adequate start to a series that at least hasn’t put me off a casual interest in seeing where the next book takes us. He sees that the Empire is corrupt and politically divided in a way that will tear it asunder. I was debating with myself as to whether or not I should have you abducted and brought here, just to have you nearby skustone Caius comes home.

May 04, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Again, this is another series that tends to appeal to more men than women. I remember sensing a blueness; it seemed to me that the entire wall below me and ahead of me had taken on a bluish tinge, almost as though a blue light were flickering nearby. It transpires that the book, The Skystonenow in its somethingth Canadian printing, is Out Of Stock and between printings, but approaching the 25th Anniversary of its initial publication here in Canada, it is still selling and most definitely not Out Of Print, so it will be reprinted and available in Canadian book stores again soon.

Publius Varras is close friends with Caius Brittanicus his former commanding officer. That said – I love this subject and Whyte has written an excellent group of mack that I highly recommend.

The Arthurian Saga: The Skystone (Book 1)

All the homophobia did, and it is an underlying current throughout these books, was piss me off and make me sad. Also among the arrivals is Bishop Alric who, along with a military friend Atonious Cicero, tell Varrus of Pheobe’s death by the hands of Caesarius Seneca, the youngest Seneca.

The rest of your Arthurian saga I discovered by a very lucky chance at a book sale being sktstone by my local library. Whether this bothers you is going to depend on what you want out of this book.

There they find impact craters and a lake unknown to the druid.