The Silurian Book One the Fox and the Bear
, Sep 30, 2007
- 240 pages
Set entirely in the Dark Ages of post-Roman Britain, The Silurian is the story of King Arthur told in a way that has never been told before; a first person narrative spoken in grim detail by Prince Bedwyr, The Fox. He tells honestly of his life with Arthur, of warriors who live in Dark Age war-bands, committed to their commanders and wielding swords that break. The story begins in Book One, The Fox and the Bear, when Arthur is fifteen and Bedwyr sixteen. Arthur has just won a huge battle against the mighty Jutes, Hengist and Horsa, and in doing so, will change the face of British history. And yet this is as much Bedwyr's story as Arthur's - for the Prince of Dogfeiling does not always find life with the Wonder-boy, Arthur, easy to deal with; and army life is killing him slowly ... the journey to power is a massive struggle, and Arthur's rise to take the Supreme Command of Britain's army brings great suffering for all of them.