LANCE THROWER, THE by Jack Whyte - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Jack Whyte.
Jack Whyte has written a lyrical epic, retelling the myths behind the
boy who would become the Man Who Would Be KingArthur Pendragon. He has
shown us, as Diana Gabaldon said, "the bone beneath the flesh of
legend." In his last book in this series, we witnessed the young king
pull the sword from the stone and begin his journey to greatness. Now
we reach the tale itself-how the most shining court in history was made.
is a young man of promise. He has been sent from the wreckage of Gaul
to one of the few schools remaining, where logic and rhetoric are
taught along with battle techniques that will allow him to survive in
the cruel new world where the veneer of civilization is held together
by barbarism. He is sent by his mentor on a journey to aid another
young man: Arthur Pendragon. He is a man who wants to replace barbarism
with law, and keep those who work only for destruction at bay. He is
seen, as the last great hope for all that is good.
drawn to this man, and together they build a dream too perfect to
lastand, with a special woman, they share a love that will nearly
destroy them all...
The name of Clothar may be unknown to modern
readers, for tales change in the telling through centuries. But any
reader will surely know this heroic young man as well as they know the
man who became his king. Hundreds of years later, chronicles call
Clothar, the Lance Thrower, by a much more common name.
That of Lancelot.