The Lance Thrower (Camulod Chronicles #8) (Paperback)

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Discover the Making of a Legend in The Lance Thrower

This epic tale skillfully uncovers the genesis of Arthur Pendragon, the heroic boy whose destiny is to be King. But beyond the king's tale lies another; the legend of a promising young man, Clothar, "the Lance Thrower," who you may know by a different name–Lancelot.

Our journey takes us from the ruins of Gaul, where Clothar learns not only the art of survival in a world held by the thin veneer of civilization and underscored by rampant barbarity, but also the principles of rhetoric and logic. Answering a mentor's call, he embarks on a mission to assist another young man, our destined king, Arthur Pendragon, a man whose vision is to supplant raw barbarism with law and order, and stand as a vanguard against forces hell-bent on destruction.

The Lance Thrower is a testament to Whyte's talent for resurrecting historical and fantasy lore and combining it with the emotionally charged human journey of a hero in the making.

About the Author

JACK WHYTE was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in Canada since 1967.  He has been an actor, orator, singer, and poet at various stages of his life, and was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters for his contribution to Canadian popular fiction.  Whyte is the author of the internationally bestselling Dream of Eagles series and the Templar trilogy.  He lives in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Praise For…

“Of the scores of novels based on Arthurian legend, Whyte's ‘Camulod' series is distinctive, particularly in the rendering of its leading players and the residual Roman influences that survived in Britain during the Dark Ages.” —The Washington Post on Camulod Chronicles

“Whyte has done an excellent job of constructing a viable pre-Arthurian world. His fifth-century Europe is evocative, earthy, and well researched.” —Romantic Times on Camulod Chronicles

“As Whyte waves off the fog of fantasy and legend surrounding the Arthurian story, he renders characters and events real and plausible.” —Booklist on Camulod Chronicles

“Whyte shows why Camulod was such a wonder, demonstrating time and again how persistence, knowledge and empathy can help push back the darkness of ignorance to build a shining future.” —Publishers Weekly on Camulod Chronicles

“Whyte's story has an undeniable power that goes beyond the borrowed resonances of the mythic tales he's reworking.” —Fantasy & Science Fiction on Camulod Chronicles

“A rousing historical adventure, full of hand-to hand combat, hidden treasures, and last-minute escapes, a refreshing change from the many quasi--historical, politically correct Arthurians out there.” —Locus on The Skystone

“It's one of the most interesting historical novels that I've ever read and I've read plenty.” —Marion Zimmer Bradley on The Skystone

Product Details
ISBN: 9780765396570
ISBN-10: 0765396572
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: Camulod Chronicles