Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur - Part Three, Nimue's Curse Summary & Analysis

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Part Three, Nimue's Curse Summary

On the battlefield below Mynydd Baddon, Tewdric's Christian warriors have trapped Aelle's army but the spearmen of Gwent are reluctant to attack. Aelle is so badly wounded he cannot hold his shield but stubbornly refuses to surrender. Arthur sends for Derfel but Derfel cannot persuade his natural father to become an honorable prisoner to Arthur. Aelle begs Derfel to finish him off. He is Aelle, the Bretwalda of Britain and will not yield his sword. The warriors of Gwent and spearmen in the Saxon shield wall watch in silence as Derfel embraces his father and plunges a spear into his side so that he can die as a warrior, his sword in his hand and on his feet as his honor requires.

In the aftermath of the great British victory, Derfel and Sagramor have to use their...

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