The Eagle

The Eagle

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Overview

Beginning with The Skystone, the first in his riveting Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte has embarked on an ambitious and remarkable re-telling of the Arthurian cycle, giving us a fresh and compelling take on a story that has been beloved for centuries. The Eagle brings us at last to the heart of the tale, the creation of fabled Camelot and the love story that enshrined its glory. Whyte takes us into the minds and lives of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, three astonishing but fallible people who were bound together by honor, loyalty, and love. Three who created the glory that was Britain's shining dream…and, some say, caused its downfall. The Gaulish nobleman Clothar—known in our time as Lancelot—is drawn to the young High King's court by tales of honor and nobility, where he meets a man whose love of law matches his own. More, he finds in Arthur a life-long friend whose dream of uniting the people of Britain in peace Clothar embraces. And Clothar meets Arthur's queen, a wondrous beauty whose passion and ideals match those of her husband. Together they work to bring Arthur's dream to life.

But dark forces rise in opposition to Arthur's plans for creating this noble island nation and it is hard to tell friend from foe in the swirling chaos that ensues. Many tales have been told of the dream that shined and died. This one will astonish even the most jaded.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522673552
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Camulod Chronicles Series , #9
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jack Whyte was born in 1939 and raised in Scotland. He later migrated to Canada from the UK, in 1967, as a teacher of High School English, but only taught for a year before starting to work as a professional singer, musician, actor and entertainer. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Camulod Chronicles series of books (also known as A Dream of Eagles series) and the Templar trilogy.

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The Eagle (Camulod Chronicles Series #9) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
hlselz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this series is so good- but this final book is not :(
cajela on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Honestly, is this it? Damn. I feel let down. I've been following this series, have all nine books, and loved eight of them. This one is similar in style, as you'd expect - long on immaculately researched history. Lots of battles and politics from 300-500AD, as small colonies struggle to keep up a vestige of civilisation after the Romans leave and the Saxons begin to arrive.But this book is the payoff where we expect the Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot story to be told, and it bloody isn't! OK, it's in the same style and still quite enjoyable, but I felt cheated.
willowcove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful retelling of Arthurian mythology from a more realistic and less mythological standpoint. Great read!
bryanspellman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fine ending to the Camulod Chronicles. It seems however that Jack got a little tired and we never see the end of Arthur. Just through heresay and specualtion. Still a good read
kendosam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No, unfortunately my rating of 2.5 stars is not a mistake. In the grand scheme of things this is not a terrible book but set against the rest of the series it is quite disappointing. To me, the story seemed rushed and there was not a lot of meat to it. The whole last battle of King Arthur and fall of Camelot takes place in one short chapter. Jack Whyte planed initially to end the series at Sorcerer because he felt that the fall of Camelot and death of Arthur had been done to death. The only saving grace about this book is that Whyte doesn't make this book about the whole Lancelot, Guenivere, and Arthur love triangle. For readers of the A Dream of Eagles series, I would recommend stopping at Sorcerer as Jack Whyte intended in the first place. Uther is a good read and answers a lot of questions about the series, but imo the eagle is a disappointing ending to an amazing series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having just read all nine books in the series in the last five weeks, I can’t say enough about Jack Whytes story telling and ability to paint a wonderful picture of the period. He has obviously researched extensively to add an air of authenticity to this saga. I hated to see it end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the first 557 pages: Battle. Battle. Battle. Battle. Battle. Battle. Battle. For the final 10 pages: King Arthur sends for Seur Clothar to return to Camulod. War is coming to Camulod. Arthur wishes for Clothar to travel with Queen Gwinnifer to Gaul for their own safety. Arthur promises to send for them both once war is over and peace prevails. Arthur dies! Gwinnifer and Clothar fall in love, marry and have children in Gaul. Everyone Clothar ever knew, dies. He is an old man, now. He misses everybody. Shouldn't that last part take at LEAST 100 pages to write???? And isn't THAT the whole crux of the matter???? I was left scratching my head.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series, but was very disappointed in the last two books. This book especially was a complete "cop-out", giving almost no details about the last days of Camulod. Instead, we spend Arthur's last days in France, with only the occasional letter from the King to fill us in on what is happening in Britain. Horribly disappointing.
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Loved this whole series this is a good book but not as good as the rest seemed a little short for the story. If you read all the others you will need to read it to see how it plays out!! LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be about average for the series as a whole. There are some great elements in Jack's King Arthur novels, but they move along much too slowly. Some interesting threads get dropped before he has a chance to develop them.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Hearing tales that King Arthur of Camulod insists that laws should rule not personalities, wealth or power, young Gaul noble Clothar believes the High King is right with this novel concept. When he also learns of honorable deeds performed by those sworn to Arthur, Clothar decides to join the High King¿s court. Especially exciting the idealistic knight is the long term goal of a united England living in peace, prosperity, and preparedness especially from outside Saxon invasion. Clothar joins those loyal to King Arthur. Arthur¿s aspirations are difficult to achieve because provincial monarchs refuse to cede power to him without a struggle. Two particular kings Symmachus and Connlyn unite to oppose King Arthur. Meanwhile within Camulod, Clothar is attracted to Arthur¿s wife Queen Guinevere though he knows no honor if he ever acts upon his deep feelings for her. As Clothar still holds to the dream of a united peaceful kingdom, he is sent to his home to save Gaul from the invading Huns. Several years later he returns to Camulod in time for a final encounter with the forces led by the rebellious provincial monarchs. --- The ninth and final Camulod novel is an exciting finish to a strong epic saga. The tale is told by Clothar so much of the story line occurs away from Camulod so to a degree, newcomers can enjoy the last book however, to better understand how the three heroes (Clothar, Arthur and Guinevere) got to where they are, previous tales are a must. Shockingly to this reader, after eight strong tales with many detours and sidebars, the final battle between the progressives and the status quo seems rushed. Still Jack Whyte¿s final installment will please Camulod fans as he completes his interpretation of the legend. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
This last tome from Jack Whyte concludes the Camulod Chronicles. It finally fills-in the relationship between Arthur, Clothar (Lancelot) and you-know-who. It's a plausable and satisfying ending. The series still leaves the early and developing relationship between Arthur and Clothar missing in the years between 'The Lance Thrower' and 'The Eagle' unexplained. There's a book missing somehow, between these two. But, overall it's a terrific and compelling read.