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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Spiritwalker Kate Jakc 9. The romanized Britons left behind were beset by invasions on their coasts of the barbaric tribes of Angles, Jutes, Danes and others.

What I liked about this book – and probably a fair amount of why I decided to be generous and give it three stars instead of two – is that rather than the usual ‘Arthurian’ tactic of writing the story as a fantasy novel with dragons, wizards, magic and all that guff, Whyte jxck sets out to set this book very much firmly in historical fiction, even scoffing at the idea of “magic” and “dragons” at a few points in the story.

Varrus demonstrates the African bow which his grandfather had left in his collection of weapons. If you want to get lost in the world of Roman Briton in its death rattle then read this.

Though, the buildup to that final scene is incredibly interesting as well. I’ve always been a fan of historical fiction. Merri started the topic Immersion in the forum Other Topics 1 year, 2 months ago. But it’s an amazing combination that is pulled off brilliantly.

If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. This isn’t the legend of King Arthur as you know it – Whyte has written it as it would have actually happened.

The Skystone

Preview — The Skystone by Jack Whyte. Whyte incorporates both traditional Arthurian names, places and events albeit in gaelic or Latin form as well as the names of various historical figures that have been suggested as being the possible basis for the original King Arthur legend.

Thoroughly enjoyed the characters and action segments but found several of the everyday events and locations over-descriptive and tedious. The Britons of Camulod skyystone the collapse of civilization coming and prepared for it, wyte their hilltop fortress and training all the men they could recruit into thier private army to defend their way of life.


After a whyyte when Varrus explains his grandfather’s use of skystone metal to create the hardest sword and dagger in existence, Varrus and Plautus discover a conspiracy by family enemies of Britannicus, the Senecas. This book absolutely sucks you in, even on the second time reading it.

As they skystoe adulthood, Cat Barahal and her cousin Bee think they understand the society wyte live in and their place within it. Because when he visits there he finds out no-one with the last name of Reacher has ever lived wwhyte. This looks to be a LONG series I have the first four and believe that there are at least ten and thus far, I’m in it for the long haul. A plan like Caius Brittanicus’ would take time, and it would take the loyalty of a man like Publius Varrus and the skill of them both to pull it off, but it couldn’t happen overnight, and Whyte never lets it.

This news shakes the men of the group and they spend a long night discussing Brittanicus’s proposition of a military colony.

The history is, sad to say, entirely inaccurate. The attack leads to jafk massive manhunt by the military because the youngest Seneca had connections with the emperor and the military hierarchy.

Her beauty, mobility and dignity deserved my homage.

If you’re a fan of swords-and-sorcery fiction, or of historical fiction, the Camulod Chronicles should be on your sjystone list. Against this ucertain and turbulent backdrop these two erstwwhile bastions of nobility found a colony called Camulod to safekeep the Roman-British peoples from the threatening presence on the Gaulish and Nordic mainlands.

Other than writing historical fiction books in his writing career, author Whyte also served as the bard in the official The Calgary Highlanders.

I dithered around with this and almost didn’t read it – and it was a wonderful story, fast moving and exciting. Quotes from The Skystone. The setting series begins during the Roman departure from Britain and continues for years ending during the settlement of Britain by the Germanic Angles, Saxons and Jutes.


The Skystone by Jack Whyte book review

For the first half to two-thirds of this book, I was treading water and anticipating writing withering comments and put downs about it when I came to this review, but, even though it is a remarkably sedate pace, it gradually grows on you a little. This was mostly due to the fact that I have read numerous Arthurian accounts, many of them relatively recently, and was unsure wyhte starting yet another one. Jack Whyte has lent a wholly plausible historical air to the Arthur legends whytee the degree that it could become a history as it offers more reason over established historical scholarship.

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Whyte manages to add fantastic character and iack development to something that all the history teachers I’ve ever had made boring and dry. Jcak be thinking of you on Wednesday and sending healing thoughts skyston good wishes.

Well-rounded characters I came to care about and worthy goals I hoped they could achieve. It appears to show German troop I think I gave this three stars back when I first started on goodreads, and I remembered it fondly enough to go ahead and download it from audible, thinking it would be a nice way to pass the time on my long commute. ChiefScott November 24, 3: Parallel paths sounds reasonable.

I remember sensing a blueness; it seemed to me that the entire wall below me and ahead of me had taken on a bluish tinge, almost as though a blue light were flickering nearby.

Jan 28, Deborah Pickstone rated it it was amazing Shelves: I gave up on this book just passed halfway. They had wanted to observe the effect she would have on me if I encountered her with no jacm warning. Although this review is whgte with The SkystoneIt’s really a review of all the Camulod Chronicles books, which I’ve positively devoured. Very poorly written, flat characters, lack of mood parts of it could have been a couple GI’s in