The Skystone

The Skystone

Book - 1996
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Before the time of Arthur and his Camelot, Britain was a dark and deadly place, savaged by warring factions of Picts, Celts, and invading Saxons. The Roman citizens who had lived there for generations were suddenly faced with a deadly choice: Should they leave and take up residence in a corrupt Roman world that was utterly foreign, or should they stay and face the madness that would ensue when Britain's last bastion of safety for the civilized, the Roman legions, left? For two Romans, Publius Varrus and his friend Caius Britannicus, there can be only one answer. They will stay, to preserve what is best of Roman life, and will create a new culture out of the wreckage.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312860912
Branch Call Number: SF Why
Characteristics: 352 p., map


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Apr 30, 2015

Jack Whyte is one of the best historical fiction writers out there. Great characters and developments move along at a good pace that you don't want to put the book down.

KCLSLibrarians May 17, 2014

I'm really enjoying this book, and I often don't make it through a lot of fiction. It's sort of a prequel to the Arthur legend. Recommended for historical fiction folks and swords and fighting folks.

Sep 25, 2011

Awesome book. I only hope the rest of the books in the series are as fun to read.

Nov 25, 2010

An amazing series, this first book is probably one of the best. The characters in this book are complex and compelling; and the story is just amazing


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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

This novel tells the story of Publius Varrus, a Roman officer and forger of swords who searches for a fallen meteorite from which he will smelt the metal for the legendary sword, Excalibur.


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