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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But after a while the overbearing narration starts to seem rather, well, overbearing. A legendary book that holds the secret to a world of knowledge A large group of friends stay at the villa for several weeks. Varrus finds seven sky stones in the valley, all marked by donut-shaped impact craters. Thanks for the great fun at SiWC. Then he shifted to Canada in search of employment.

I’m interested in any recommendations someone might have for good books on these topics. Jack Whyte has lent a wholly plausible historical air to the Arthur legends to the degree that it could become a history as it offers more reason over established historical scholarship. The dialogue and word structure is less pompous and pretentious than in his previous books that I’ve read but still a little OTT at times but no more than some other historical fiction writers can be guilty of.

Every bit as awesome as I remembered. Because the book takes place during a time of turmoil in Roman Britain references to TheodosiusMagnus Maximus and Emperor Valentinianare constant in order to maintain the books historical context. It wasn’t simply crude vulgarity for the sake of the story.

The title comes from a rock which fell to earth thirty years prior from which Varrus’ grandfather made him a dagger of an unknown, extremely hard metal. Let us know – we’re continually adding new authors and characters daily.


Skystkne Varras is close friends with Caius Brittanicus his former commanding officer. Trivia About The Skystone Cam No other author has come close to making me feel the loss of a fictional character skystons to those who passed beyond the mortal realm along my journey through Camulod. In an agonized silence that seemd to stretch forever, I decided that I had to straighten up and look her in the eyes.

A complete and utter chore to trudge through. View all 6 comments.

The Skystone by Jack Whyte

Each of the first three books of the novel involves an erotic encounter between Varrus and a sister of one of his friends. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you enjoy being immersed into the story, these tales will certainly provide you with the right tools. And then, as I approached her, I realized that she was not Cassie.


Other books in the series. Too many irrelevant details that might whye become relevant, or might not have. The story takes place during the 4th century, at the height of the Roman occupation of Britain. Truly a paradigm whtye novel. The Camulod Whgte series written by author Jack Whyte consists of 9 books in total published between the years and Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

As the first book in Whyte’s Camulod Chronicles, it makes few allusions to the usual details of the Arthurian legends until Publius comes into contact with a sword, a stone, a lake, and a Celtic tribe who name themselves Pendragon.

She spoke so highly of his works that I figured I’d investigate further, and if not for her recommendation, I never would have given him a second thought.

On a return trip from the site, the party gets caught in the dark during a downpour. Therefore, he has very well described the despairing soldiers of Rome who were left abandoned by the empire.


He gets more facts wrong than he does right. Whyte re-creates the turbulence and uncertainty that marked fifth-century Britain and provides a possible origin for one of the greatest artifacts of Arthurian myth-the legendary sword Excalibur. Because of its very limited scope and cast of characters and heavy focus on character interaction rather s,ystone plot development, it feels like reading a TV show.

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

Open Preview See a Problem? Endymion Spring Matthew Jqck 9. Get your copy of The Skystone here: Still an above average tale and a worthy addition to anyone’s Historical Fiction library. The reason that this story can be told dkystone so many ways is that the bare bones of the legend comes from Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, and it leaved much to be explained. I highly recommend this to historical fiction and fantasy readers.

Whyte continued with this job for a period of one year and then shifted his focus towards numerous other professions like singing, acting, music, sykstone as an entertainer. I had an instantaneous and overpowering impression of eerie, almost frightening familiarity.

The Arthurian Saga: The Skystone (Book 1)

Again, this is another series that tends to appeal to more men than women. Strong characters sjystone fastidious attention to detail make this a good choice for most libraries and a sure draw for fans of the Arthurian cycle.

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