The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur - Part 4, The Isle of the Dead, pgs. 332-361 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, The Isle of the Dead, pgs. 332-361 Summary

The band comes back to Gwent, where Arthur sees his sons and has Derfel deliver a necklace to Ailleann, whom he will not free until the evil twins are of age and she cannot abscond with them. Ailleann points out Arthur's weak point: ambition, which battles his conscience for supremacy. Because he forgives his enemies he has to fight them repeatedly. She hopes that Guinevere can strengthen his soul. Returning to Arthur, Derfel learns that Guinevere is pregnant and Arthur is overjoyed for them both, but cannot imagine them retiring to farm after the war. The troop marches boldly to inspire confidence in the sullen peasantry. Arthur has exchanged armor with Morfans, who is riding close to Gorfyddyd's men to confuse them. Tewdric has aged. His factories are producing...

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