download Audible The King Arthur Trilogy (Vintage Childrens Classics)Author Rosemary Sutcliff –

Traitor Now is your death time upon you You may think you know all about King Arthur, the young boy who plucked the sword from the stone Youve probably heard stories about Merlins magic powers and the Knights of the round tablethese are the stories we learn at schoolBut they are just the beginning Here are tales of human sacrifice, dragons, sword fights to the death, noble quests, tragedy and great courage this the real world of King ArthurAre you brave enough to enter Includes exclusive material In the Backstory you can test your knowledge of the legends and find out which Knight of the Round Table you most resemble Vintage Childrens Classics is a twenty first century classics list aimed at year olds and the adults in their lives Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alices Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

13 thoughts on “The King Arthur Trilogy (Vintage Childrens Classics)

  1. Gazza Gazza says:

    Probably the best rendition of the King Arthur stories I have read to date.Rosemary Sutcliff s King Arthur Trilogy is probably the best account of this great historical character that I have had the pleasure of reading.I have just finished reading it and was very impressed with the retelling and the way Sutcliff combines an Old English style of writing with a modern touch In other words, you don t simply get the usual, plain style of writing, which seems the way most authors tackle this story these days Which, to be honest, can be simply boring to read With Sutcliff, you get instead something that lends itself to the period, whilst, at the same time, is very engaging to read Another way of putting this would be to say that Sutcliff captures the language of the tale authentically than other writers seem to have done so.Here s Sutcliff describing Sir Gawain in his search for the Green Knight, as he comes across Sir Birtilack s castle On Christmas Eve, weary man on weary horse mired to the belly from the forest ways, he came out from among ancient trees that seemed to reach their twisted lichen hung branches across his way as though to seize him and draw him into themselves, and saw before him open meadowland set about with fine tamed trees, a willow fringed stream winding through and beyond the stream, the land rising gently, crowned by a castle that was both strong and beautiful in the last light of the winter s day And later, after leaving the castle, heading for the Green Chapel for his encounter with the Green Knight And he rode out through the gates that had been flung wide, with the squire who was to guide him riding hard behind out over the causeway and away through the grey light of a low sullen dawn, with sleet spitting down the wind By forest and mire and dreary wasteland they went, until they came to the lip of a broad valley between steep rocky slopes, and reining in, sat looking down, and saw the whole valley full of swirling mist The writing as you can see is almost pure poetry I personally found this retelling of the stories of Arthur and Sutcliff seems to leave very little out very good It may take a while to get into Sutcliff s style, but when you do the rewards are plenty.Sutcliff also wrote Sword at Sunset which also tells the story of King Arthur, but instead of focusing on the mythical Arthur, she imagines what a real warrior may have been like in a 5th century Britain From the little I ve read so far, I can say that like Sutcliff s mythical Arthur Sword at Sunset seems a fabulous read too And the reviews on for both books suggests as much The only thing missing are audible versions of these two fabulous books.I hope you find my review helpful.

  2. Celyn by the sea Celyn by the sea says:

    Disappointing I love Rosemary Suttcliff but found this stilted Her other books are much better.

  3. Jasmin Jasmin says:

    This book exceeded my expectations I bought it for my grandson, started to read it and couldn t put it down I was immersed in the legend and the lives of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.Theres no one quite like Rosemary Sutcliff who can weave a spell and take the reader into the books she writes Her prose is exemplary, her descriptive narrative just beautiful.Now I will have to buy another copy for my grandson I m keeping mine

  4. ggggbrown ggggbrown says:

    Unlike many of Rosemary Sutcliff s other excellent historical stories, this book is written in a very matter of fact style, reminiscent of a history text, rather than as a novel It is still a worthwhile read if you just want to brush up on your Arthurian knowledge, but there is little empathy with any of the characters.

  5. Dubh Dubh says:

    Bought as gift for my nephew as I loved her books as a child, he seemed happy

  6. Customer Customer says:

    My son is loving this book I thought I d read it first but no such luck It s on the Kindle and he keeps asking to borrow it so he can read some .

  7. kate lincoln kate lincoln says:

    Great fun present

  8. E. J. Gregory E. J. Gregory says:

    Adventure, history, myth, legend excellent charactre portraits I have loved her work for years and am pleased that i still do

  9. Mark A Schwartz Mark A Schwartz says:

    Rosemary Sutcliff s books are awesome I read The Light Beyond the Forest when it first came out and could not put it down The complete trilogy is no different Another on my list to read is The Eagle of the Ninth series Enjoy.

  10. Customer Customer says:

    Sutcliff always excellent.


    Good book worth reading

  12. Mike watson Mike watson says:

    Love it

  13. Ricky Muthanna Ricky Muthanna says:

    Worth a read