In his epic new novel, the acclaimed and bestselling author of Raven and God of Vengeance re-imagines and retells the story of one of the great figures of British myth and legends - the warrior who fought at King Arthur's side- Lancelot - and whether you're fan of George R R Martin or Bernard Cornwell, it will be a must-read!
Family history (he is half Norwegian) inspired GILES KRISTIAN to write his first historical novels- the acclaimed and bestselling Raven Viking trilogy - Blood Eye, Sons of Thunder and Odin's Wolves. A long-held fascination with the English Civil War then led him to chart the fortunes of a family divided by that brutal conflict in The Bleeding Land and Brothers' Fury before co-writing Wilbur Smith's No.1 bestseller, Golden Lion. He returned to the world of the Vikings with the acclaimed God of Vengeance (a Times Book of the Year), Winter's Fire and Wings of the Storm. Giles lives in Leicestershire.
It is a masterpiece in the true sense of the word. -- CONN
IGGULDEN, author of The Falcon of Sparta
Some of us grew up with T H White's Once and Future King as our touchstone for authenticity in the Arthurian myths; others found that Rosemary Sutcliff, Bernard Cornwell or Mary Stewart filled that role. Giles Kristian pulls together the best of the best and infuses it with his own utterly transformative understanding of myth, magic - and the many faces of love . . . There are so many modern retellings of the Arthurian myth, but this one stands head and shoulders above the rest, in the company of true greatness. -- MANDA SCOTT, author of Boudica
Without doubt this is Giles Kristian's finest novel to date. Glorious. Tragic. Lyrical. Totally gripping. I loved it. -- BEN KANE, author of Clash of Empires
This most fascinating character from Arthurian legend has been plucked from the 14th-century romances and positioned firmly back in the early medieval environment he belongs in. Giles is an extraordinary writer, able to capture sounds, smells, sensations in a sentence. No other writer thinks and feels his way back to the medieval past the way he does . . . Lancelot is an exceptional book and does what only great historical fiction can do: transport you back through time to feast, fight and feel alongside fascinating characters from the past. No one does this better than Giles Kristian. -- DR JANINA RAMIREZ
A gorgeous, rich retelling of the Arthurian tale. -- Antonia Senior * THE TIMES *