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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From there he leaves for Aquae Suliswhere Britannicus owns a villa. While there Luceiia and Varrus express a growing interest in each other and agree to marry each other. Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with Book Recommendations. jck

All except one man, that is: 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. It shows how Caius and Plubius meet, which is quite a funny story, it shows their military time together and it shows the beginning of the colony which will eventually become Camuloud.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the later parts of the book, Publius Varrus is described as the great-grandfather of King Arthur, who was a great warrior.

It appears to show German troop Although it is fiction, the books are peppered with real people, real places and real battles. For instance the sex scenes were almost too erotic for my liking.

If you’re Jack Whyte, you begin your retelling of the Arthurian saga by taking one giant step backward to the latter days of the Roman Empire in Britain, sometime between the first breaching of Hadrian’s Wall and the legendary days of King Arthur.

Even though I know how it is going to end because I had to see what happened to Brittanicus. The Camulod Chronicles series written by author Jack Whyte consists of 9 books in total published between the years and If there were more great historical fiction writers like Whyte teaching students a thing or two about history both real, and possiblestudents would study history in much greater detail.


Her whyts, mobility and dignity deserved my homage. The history is, sad to say, entirely inaccurate. This is a piece of history I’m not terribly familiar with I feel like blushing at this pointand one that I very much enjoyed reading about.

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Historical plausibility aside, Jack Whyte’s Skystone jaci one of the finest Arthurian historical series available. The Skystone is hardly an epic book. He is depicted as a common man having some aristocratic friends.

The depiction of life in post-Roman Skystobe is fascinating and frequently horrifying. King Arthur is, after all, a Fantasy tale.

He is a common man with aristocratic friends, and successful both as a soldie You will not think about the legend of King Arthur t An amazing take on the Arthurian legends!

Whyte’s portrayal of the possible history and politics of Britain after the withdrawal of the Romans is some of the best historical fiction I’ve read. Or the gradual build wgyte of dust. The plot of this book shows how to find a different approach to a story that is already popular in the English language.

He did no research outside of that. Britannicus had been a captive of Berbers and Varrus freed him from them. During the days of the decaying Roman Empire, the legions of Britain struggle to preserve the ancient principles of loyalty and discipline-virtues embodied in the Roman general Caius Britannicus and his friend Publius Varrus, an ex-soldier turned ironsmith.

I know there is the argument of giving yourself a feel for the characters and laying the plotlines down but those key elements are already pretty much laid down in the first half of the book, making most of the latter half rather self-redundant.

Varo invites Varrus to his villa. The attack leads to a massive manhunt by the military because the youngest Seneca had connections with the emperor and the military hierarchy. Jack Whyte is one of the popular novelist of the historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction genres.


Whether this bothers you is going to depend on what you want out of this book. Jan 28, Deborah Pickstone rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let us know – we’re continually adding new authors and characters daily. Published August 1st by Tor Books first published They must have been appropriate, however, because she released my wrists and walked with me into the dining room, where she embraced Veronica and Quintus.

They were almost akin to those trashy eroticas that they sell next to the tabloids. The account of Roman warfare, rule and order is impressive. Varrus escapes with the help of a trader who had been hoodwinked by Nesca and by killing two of Nesca’s guards.

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The Skystone by Jack Whyte

While they are attending a military party, Britannicus proposes that he may create a colony similar to the Bagaudae ‘s colonies in Gaul. Apr 17, Chuck Slack rated it it was amazing. Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this jsck, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

Varrus finds seven sky stones in the valley, all marked by donut-shaped impact craters. It really isn’t a book I enjoyed enough to recommend to others. There were some pretty good action scenes where I felt like we were getting rolling and then it would slow down again to a descriptive, slow pace. The dkystone, uniforms and battles are true to that era – brutal and merciless.

I was never super into the story, but was still interested enough to continue! And then, as I approached her, I realized that she was not Cassie. The Skystone by Jack Whyte Apr skystne,

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