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  • Sword at Sunset
  • Rosemary Sutcliff
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  • 09 August 2020
  • 9780812588521

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    PDF FREE [Sword at Sunset] Artos the Bear the mighty warrior king saved the last lights of Western civilization when the barbarian darkness descended on Britain The man behind the myth of King Arthur is brought to life The Roman legions had left Britain undefended from her enemies Now Arthur and his band of Companion warriors must protect his people Enemies surround BritainEverywhere the Barbarians press in; the Scots from Hibernia harry the western coasts

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    PDF FREE [Sword at Sunset] Arthur struggles to save BritainReview of Kindle editionPublication date May 1 2008Publisher Chicago Review PressLanguage EnglishASIN B008NIIA6M514 pagesThis is a realistic believable retelling of the Arthur legend as historical fiction set i

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    Free download Sword at Sunset Rosemary Sutcliff Û 2 Free read PDF FREE [Sword at Sunset] I had not heard of this work or of Rosemary Sutcliff until I found this at a bargain charity shop and I already had my favourite Arthurian novels and series Nancy McKenzie's Guinevere books the Mists of Avalon Mary Stewart and Benard CronwellWritten in a style that needs concentration and focus to absorb it is

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    Free download Sword at Sunset PDF FREE [Sword at Sunset] Reread for my dissertation and all the bittersweet this time because I knew how everything would play out It's beautifully written and it pretty much exemplifies Rosemary Sutcliff's usual shtick about male friendships and a sepulchral voice that sounds like my dissertation supervisor whispers the words homosocial bonds to the point where there is actually an explicitly gay couple in the story and Arthur and Bedwyr's rel

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    Read & download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Rosemary Sutcliff PDF FREE [Sword at Sunset] Rosemary Sutcliff Û 2 Free read I didn't think I was going to like Sword at Sunset as much as I typically like Rosemary Sutcliff's books even though it was surely combining two of my favourite things Sutcliff's writing and realism and Arthurian myth It began slow

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    PDF FREE [Sword at Sunset] Read & download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff Û 2 Free read An excellent read if you like historical novels This is a fascinating long novel about the legendary King Arthur The author purports t

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    PDF FREE [Sword at Sunset] This is very simply a wonderful book Rich in characterisation not only of Artos the Bear but also of his wonderful CompanionsIt is Artos warrior horseman leader of men who gave rise to the later romantic sanitised depiction of King ArthurWe see a different side to Guenhemara who he takes to wifeThis is a gritty story and

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    Rosemary Sutcliff Û 2 Free read Read & download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Rosemary Sutcliff Free download Sword at Sunset SWORD AT SUNSETI borrowed Sword at Sunset from my local library in my youth and thought it wonderful Many years later I found it in paperback a

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    Free download Sword at Sunset Rosemary Sutcliff Û 2 Free read Read & download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Rosemary Sutcliff This is for me the definitive historical version of the Arthur story although I do have other favourites Mary Stewart Parke Godwin Jack Whyte Bernard Cornwell Rosemary Sutcliff's Arthur is believable If he existed this is how he would have been a Romano British leader who is passionate about saving the world he lives in keeping the light going before the dark sets in For him this is the Roman way even after th

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Sword at Sunset

Read & download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff Û 2 Free read Free download Sword at Sunset Ilization when the barbarian darkness descended in the fifth century Artos here comes alive bold and forceful in battle warm and generous in friendship tough in politics shrewd in the strategy of war and t I didn t think I was going to like Sword at Sunset as much as I typically like Rosemary Sutcliff s books even though it was surely combining two of my favourite things Sutcliff s writing and realism and Arthurian myth It began slowly I think and it was a surprising change of tone for Sutcliff her books are mainly written for children of any age but this book had decidedly adult themes with the incest and explicit references to sexuality than I d expected It s also unusual for her in that it s written in first person and narrated by Arthur himselfIt also to my surprise had a couple of LGBT themes a gay couple among Arthur s men to begin with and then the relationship between himself and Bedwyr There s no Lancelot here and Bedwyr takes that place in many ways but with of a shown relationship than I ve ever found typical between Arthur and Lancelot It brought tears to my eyes several times especially this moment I could have cried out to him as Jonathan to David by the forbidden love names that are not used between men I could have flung my arms around his shouldersThere s nothing explicit about them at all but their bond has a profoundness about it even after hurt and betrayal that defies easy categorisationThe relationship between Arthur and Guinevere is also an interesting one and again one that makes no shortcuts using the existing myth but builds up something believable alone His relationship with her the odd barriers between them and the attempts to reach each other and their love that isn t uite enough to bridge that gap It s all believableThe whole book takes some pains to be believable emotionally and historically The themes characters etc all seem to have some explanations for how the story could develop later Bedwyr somewhat in the place that Lancelot takes later Medraut almost exactly as he will be later the moment in which Arthur realises how the badge he chooses for battle will be translated into that text which talks about him carrying the image of the Virgin Mary And they re all aware of how the stories will be magnified too It s an interesting way to put itOh and I forgot to mention it when I first wrote this review but I was fascinated by Gwalchmai despite his relatively minor role It s odd he isn t related to Arthur one of the constants of the Arthurian tradition generally and though he is a fighter his main role is that of surgeon He s also disabled I don t think I ve seen a portrayal of GawainGwalchmai uite like this anywhere elseIt took me a while to get into Sword at Sunset but it was worth trusting Rosemary Sutcliff and going with it

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near and nearer to the heart of our land The best defense is offense With three hundred men properly mounted I believe that I can thrust back the Barbarians at least for a while I said at last As for saving Britain I have seen the wild geese flighting this autumn and who can turn them back It is than a hundred years that we have been struggling to stem this Saxon flighting than thirty since the last Roman troops left Britain How much longer do you think before the darkness closes over us It was a thing that I would not have said to any man save AmbrosiusAnd he answered me as I do not think he would have answered any other man God knows If your work and mine be well wrought maybe another hundred years Plans and tacticsIt was Ambrosius who broke the silence saying thoughtfully Three hundred men and horses together with spare mounts What of baggage As little as may be We cannot be tied down to a string of lumbering wagons we must be free flying as a skein of wildfowl A few fast mule carts for the field forge and heavy gear two to three score pack beasts with their drivers those must be fighting men too when need arises and serve as grooms and cooks in camp The younger among us to act as armor bearers for their seniors And for the rest we must carry our own gear as far as may be and live on the country That may not make you beloved of the country on which you live If men would keep the roofs on their barns they must pay with some of the grain in them I said It was the first of many times that I was to say much the same thing Traveling to Spain Artos buys great war horses who will father the steeds of his cavalryIt was on the third day that as I pushed my way through the crowd at the far end of the sale ground with Flavian beside me I found the best horse that I had seen yet I suppose he had been brought in late when the best of the others were gone He was a full black black as a rook s wing There are bad horses among the black than any other color but a good black is own brother to Bucephalus This was a good black standing a clear sixteen hands at the shoulder with a good broad head and high crest power in every line of him and fire in his heart and loins to beget some of his own kind But as I stopped to examine him closely I saw his eyes I would have turned away but the man in charge of him a bowlegged individual with small twinkling eyes and a lipless gash for a mouth stayed me with a touch on my arm You ll not see a better horse than this in Narbo Martius this year my lord Hai Bedwyr the chieftain would see the Black One s paces that he may judge of his mettle said the dealer and I did not contradict him because of all foolish reasons I wanted to see how this young man with the surprising Celtic name handled such a horseThe horse was of course already bitted and bridled but not saddled The boy swept me a swift low bow and turning set his hands on the great brute s shoulders and next instant was astride the glossy back and catching the reins out of the dealer s hands as the great brute began to dance and snort and sidle swung him out onto the open trampled turf Watching him as he put the Black One through his paces I found myself judging the rider s mettle as well as the horse s noting how lightly he handled the savage wolf bit while never for one instant losing the control and the way the Black One himself who I was very sure would have been a plunging fury with almost any other man on his back not only answered to his authority but seemed to enter into the thing with him as they wheeled and circled and changed paces and came sweeping in a cloud of dust around the full circle of the open space so that when at last they came to a trampling halt before me I could have sworn that the horse as well as the man was laughing The Saxons advance into a battle fieldFar along our own line I heard the shout of command and our spearmen yelping their own short sharp battle cry were running forward down the hill The few Saxon archers on the flank unable to see where our bowmen loosed from under cover turned their own short deadly arrows against the spears and the moment had come to slip the hounds Sound me the charge The man beside me set the great horn to his lips and winded the one long blast that set the echoes flying like startled birds all up and down the valley From away to the left almost in the same instant Bedwyr s trumpeter took up the note a great shout rose from our men and both cavalry wings broke forward the spears that had been resting upright swinging down as one to the horizontal I crouched low into the saddle feet braced into my stirrups against the coming shock feeling through every fiber of my being the balance of the leveled spear against palm and fingers hearing the flying thunder of the suadron s hooves behind meWe took them on both flanks and at the full gallopThey had no chance to form the shield wall for the first moments of impact it was not battle as I counted battle but sheer red butchery But whatever evil may be cried against the Sea Wolves no man ever yet called their courage in uestion Somehow they closed and steadied their ranks they fought like heroes their archers stood like rocks though their numbers grew steadily fewer under dark hail of the long British war shafts and loosed their own arrows without pause into our ranks The house carls of the center held us with spear and seax long after the light throwing axes were spent their naked and stained berserkers flung themselves upon our very spearpoints to dirk our horses from underneath Afterward I was glad that the thing had after all been a battle and not a massacre At the time I saw all things through a crimson haze and felt very littleWe all know the sad end of ArthurArtos He gave Britain a short time of civilized life where people still lived in peace enough time for the poets and harpers to put all his deeds into song for us to rememberEnjoy

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Read & download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Rosemary Sutcliff Rosemary Sutcliff Û 2 Free read Free download Sword at Sunset Ender and tragically tormented in love Out of the braiding of ancient legend fresh research soaring imagination and hypnotic narrative skill comes a novel that has richly earned its reputation as a classic SWORD AT SUNSETI borrowed Sword at Sunset from my local library in my youth and thought it wonderful Many years later I found it in paperback and settled down with much anticipation to read it I put it down after half a chapter unable to read further because of the densely packed lines poor paper and blurry print It was a sore disappointmentRecently I saw it was available on Kindle and immediately bought it Once again I settled down to read it Again I put it down after one chapter This was for a different reason I was overwhelmed by the artistry and mastery of the writing I was caught and entranced swept into a lost time and a tale which I knew would take me beyond myself and my world In that first chapter I knew I was in the company of a man with many strengths and many failings His destiny would forge him into a hero a shining beacon for his people He would lead a doomed dream of defiance and hopeless hopeI gulped and started to read the rest of the book I could barely put it downRosemary Sutcliff has rewritten the epic of Arthur for the modern age She chose to place the novel in a time when a character such as Arthur may have lived the century after the Romans left Britain when the scent and semblance of their power still lingered in towns and palaces and in the hearts and minds of a few Artos the protagonist of Sword at Sunset was one of the men who held fast to the dream of Rome Taking the novel out of the fanciful medieval setting enabled Sutcliff to bridge the gap between the man and the hero She was able to blend the epic with an intimately personal novel about a man whose dedication to a noble cause could only come at a terrible personal priceThe plot of the novel is superb the characters fascinating and beautifully realised I don t know how she was able to pack so much punch into every line Her descriptions of the country are wonderful her insights into the hearts and minds of her characters humane and clear sighted She maintains a light but firm grip on a lengthy narrative which spans twenty years and a thousand miles Her descriptions of love friendship and the terrors of battle are breathtaking I know of no other novel which captivates me so much that I believe I am walking in the world it describes It is a masterpiece