January 21, 2017

"Excalibur" (and The Warlord Trilogy) Review



This is one of the best trilogies, or series,  that I have ever read.

What is begun in "The Winter King" carries through "Enemy of God" and concludes here. Each book is divided into 'parts' (usually 3 or 4 per book) and serves as a nice 'breaking point' in the narrative. So, this could have one HUGE book, or about 10-12 much much smaller ones.

Nothing ever 'wavers' throughout all 3 books. The conclusion...well, it's not terrible, but it's a 'we get there before we realize it' type scenario. Enough is wrapped up to satisfy, enough left open to ponder. As ever, with books 1 and 2, read the Author's Note at the end of each book for additional context or commentary from Cornwell himself. 

I can safely recommend this trilogy to any and all who like historical fiction, or even fantasy.

This 3rd and final book is a great and worthy follow up to "Enemy of God" (which in itself was a great and worthy follow-up to "The Winter King.") and the entire trilogy is practically flawless, as are the books therein. If possible, read all 3 as close together as you can.

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