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Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur Summary
Bernard Cornwell

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Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur Summary

Plot Summary

Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell is the last in a series of three books, which deal with a fictionalized account of the legend of King Arthur in sixth-century Britain.

The narrative is written by a monk in the Christian monastery of Dinnewrac in the Kingdom of Powys in what is modern Wales. As the tale unfolds, the identity of the monk is revealed as Derfel, once a great warlord and warrior in the court of King Arthur. He describes how Merlin tries unsuccessfully to summon the ancient gods of Britain to come to the aid of the Britons.

Arthur is still suffering the pain and dishonor of having discovered his Guinevere in the arms of Lancelot, who betrayed Arthur by leading a Christian rebellion against him. Guinevere has been imprisoned and Lancelot has fled to his kingdom in the lands of the Belgae, where he plots against Arthur and...

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