Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur - Part One, The Fires of Mai Dun Summary & Analysis

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Part One, The Fires of Mai Dun Summary

Excalibur is the account of the final years of King Arthur's rule of the British kingdom of Dumnonia in the early years of the 6th century AD. Excalibur is the sword that Arthur uses in battle and is also one of the Treasures of Britain, a powerful emblem in the magic rites of the Druid Merlin. After defeating the combined armies of the Saxon kings, Cerdic and Aelle, at the battle of Mynydd Baddon, Arthur relinquishes the throne of Dumnonia and takes up a peaceful life in Siluria with Guinevere with whom he is reconciled. His British enemies, however, threaten him and he has to fight a final battle on the shores of Britain when he embarks for France. In this final battle Arthur kills his enemy, the King Mordred, but...

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