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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View all 4 comments. Another encounter with the Senecas follows several years later as Varrus and Plautus interfere with the youngest of the Seneca brothers. Well-rounded characters I came to care about and worthy goals I hoped they could achieve. Refresh and try again. The way that certain events came about was pretty clever, like the Pendragon stuff or the Lady of the Lake’s connection with Excalibur.

He gets more facts wrong than he whytte right.

The main character of the book is depicted in the form of Publius Skystons, who was the last legionnaire of Britain. You actually start to care about the characters and their world. Varo invites Varrus to his villa. A power for good, or for evil I enjoyed watching the story unfold, but I didn’t utter, “Oh, I didn’t see that coming” under my breath too many times. The interior of the land became lawless and I can’t remember reading a more entertaining and interesting work of historical fiction than The Camulod Chronicles.

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Its probably getting a bigger knock than it should with my giving it 3 stars because it is following a couple of books that were exceptional. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Skystone (Camulod / Legends of Camelot, book 1) by Jack Whyte

Come one come all to greatest city in the world. His grandfather created a special sword and a special dagger from the metal sme WOW! This is one interpretation that should be read. The Skystone is a historical fiction novel written by Jack Whytewhich was first published in I think I like Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles better because they really created a vivid setting and conveyed the time period. I have enough culturally injected self-loathing built up without willingly adding to it at times when I want to enjoy myself.

I heard a roaring sound in my head, and I know I clutched at the handrail of the stairs for support as her name resounded first in my mind and then in the stillness of the hallway. Every bit as awesome as I remembered.

The Skystone

See 2 questions about The Skystone…. I have tried for years to remember the exact sequence of events, actions and reactions that happened to me in the few moments that followed there on the stairway, but I have never been able to reconstruct my own thoughts clearly, or my reactions to what I thought I saw.

Tiffany Waller June 22, 8: Moreso, it peaked an interest in learning more about the historical, religious and cultural highlights of the time; of jac there appear to be many. This book absolutely sucks you in, even on the second time reading it.

The setting series begins during the Roman departure whhyte Britain and continues for years ending during the settlement of Britain by the Germanic Angles, Saxons and Jutes. This is the driest thing I’ve read in ages. They are the men who give birth to the Arthur legend, both literally and figuratively, and it is Varrus who creates the Lady of the Lake — a statue cast out of the eponymous Skystone — and eventually, Excalibur.

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I remember thinking she looked far younger that she ought to, and not at all matronly. Open Preview See a Problem?

A young boy without a voice – whose five Had an avid reader friend recently read it and enjoyed it. Life has changed a lot for skysrone since I first logged on to camulod dot com way back when.

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 third section is just plain boring. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.