Conn Iggulden called it ‘a masterpiece’ while The Times hailed it ‘a gorgeous, rich retelling of the Arthurian tale’ . . .
In Britain, Rome’s legions are but a distant memory.
And Uther Pendragon is dying.
Enemies stalk the land.
Into this uncertain world a boy is cast – an outsider, plagued by memories of those he’s lost.
Under the watchful eye of Merlin, the boy begins his journey to manhood. He meets another outcast, Guinevere – wild, proud and beautiful. And he is dazzled by Arthur – a warrior who carries the hopes of the people like a flaming torch in the dark.
But these are treacherous times, and the fate of Britain rests on a sword’s edge. This young man becomes a lord of war: loved, hated, admired and feared. He is a man forsaken but not forgotten.
He is Lancelot.
Set in a 5th century Britain besieged by invading bands of Saxons and Franks, Irish and Picts, Giles Kristian’s epic novel tells – in Lancelot’s own words – the story of the most revered yet reviled of all Arthur’s knights, the warrior who fought at his lord’s side – yet stole his wife. It’s is the story of one of the great figures of British myth and legend – a story ready to be re-imagined for our times.