Shadow of Stone

Shadow of Stone For over ten years there has been peace in Britain after Arthur and his warriors soundly defeated the Saxons at the battle of Caer Baddon But sometimes peace is deceptive After a series of hard winte

  • Title: Shadow of Stone
  • Author: Ruth Nestvold
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • For over ten years, there has been peace in Britain after Arthur and his warriors soundly defeated the Saxons at the battle of Caer Baddon But sometimes peace is deceptive After a series of hard winters and famine, an alliance of dissatisfied northern kings attack the rich cities of Southern Britain But in the years of peace, Arthur s army has grown soft jealousies aFor over ten years, there has been peace in Britain after Arthur and his warriors soundly defeated the Saxons at the battle of Caer Baddon But sometimes peace is deceptive After a series of hard winters and famine, an alliance of dissatisfied northern kings attack the rich cities of Southern Britain But in the years of peace, Arthur s army has grown soft jealousies and trivialities rip once strong alliances apart Cador, who is mockingly referred to as farmer king, must go to war again The threat to their way of life throws him together with Yseult, the woman he has secretly loved since he was a youth.But can their politically expedient marriage help bring peace to Britain again Or will it only lead to further conflict As betrayals both real and imagined shake the foundations of former British unity, Cador and Yseult must try to negotiate their own personal peace Who will survive the upheavals to come Will Britain rally once behind a common leader to fight off the common threat

    536 Comment

    • K. Bird Lincoln says:

      Shadow of Stone takes up 10 years after the author's book, Yseult, leaves off. Drystan is dead. Cador now rules over his own lands and estates in a time of peace.The Dux Bellorum, Arthur, presides over an uneasy collection of alliances and kings.But the peace is about to be broken. There will be betrayals, and the warriors of Arthur's band, as well as the now-grown children will be put to the test.In the end, will Britain survive as a united country?If you liked the thoroughly researched battles [...]

    • Jill says:

      Read "Yseult" and was positively fascinated with the intricate story line, the in-depth descriptions of life during that time period, the feelings portrayed through the various characters, the passion between Yseult and Drystan that can only be found in stories. When I was given an opportunity to read "Shadow Of Stone" I was thrilled. The exemplary story line continues, the intricacies of relationships and feelings are still there, and I can only hope that the author will continue the story in a [...]

    • Nicholas says:

      While my opinion is very much biased (I have a serious weakness for the Arthur myth in all its forms), this was an excellent retelling of the story of the latter years of Arthur and his companions. The book picks and chooses from among the various traditions and stories of Britain's most legendary king, but the meld makes good sense and the story has the depth and richness that one might expect from material that has been covered and re-covered so many times through the ages. Other famous and fa [...]

    • Terry Calafato says:

      Secondo volume della saga di ambientazione arturiana iniziata con il bellissimo "La fiamma e l'arpa", questo romanzo (ancora non tradotto in italiano - e chissà, purtroppo, se mai lo sarà!) prende le fila dalla tragica conclusione dell'amore tra Drystan (Tristano) e Yseult (Isotta) e si addentra di più nelle vicende della Britannia di Re Artù, lasciando da parte l'Eire natia della protagonista.Personaggio chiave è Cador, cugino di Artù, da sempre innamorato di Yseult, la quale però è div [...]

    • Nesa Miller says:

      Shadow of Stone was my introduction to Ruth Nestvold. I picked the book up on a free day from and was immediately drawn into the story. Yseult is a strong, beautiful woman with powers of old, but, despite her ability to delve into the thoughts of others, struggles with key relationships in her life. Surprisingly, an unassuming Cador becomes a hero in his own right. Kustennin proves to be as much his mother's son as his father's. Every character has their individual charm and voice. Their intera [...]

    • Alexandra says:

      After Yseult's and Drystan's tragic love affair that ended so badly (as we surely all know and which is the topic of the first Pendragon book) we now follow her in her life after love, where she is drawn into the political turmoil around the legendary king Arthur and can't escape the next tragedy that enfolds around her. It was a very interesting read, sometimes so full of suspense I nearly forgot to breathe, sometimes sweetly romantic and sometimes a very detailed description of life during tha [...]

    • Tina Galli says:

      Not your Arthur, Gueneviere and Lancelot tale! This novel tells the true story of Arthur and his knights! A little slow to get into but once you get the characters straight(given in there original context not the context most are familiar with) a thoroughly enjoyable read! I would highly recommend it. It is not a book to skim through you MUST take your time in reading the entire story to get the true story. Well written and researched meticulously. It was a book that can make you see why Arthur [...]

    • Patricia says:

      The Pendragon Chronicle is kind of like a soap opera -- no one can be happy for very long without some sort of bad thing happening. This said, the first two books are good -- interesting characters, customs, and a glimpse of life in Ireland and Britain in the 5th century.A few very short sex scenesWar and ambition fuel some non-graphic violence

    • Nola says:

      This is book 2 but can stand alone. The author does a wonderful job of combining the familiar Arthurian tales while adding enough of her own touches to make them interestingly different. This series contains large volumes but definitely worth it. Read this one if you love books that you can live with for a while but don't expect it to be all good news. At least I didn't cry at the end.

    • Debra says:

      Very much like the first book in this series. Well written. I liked this a little more than the first, mostly because it was further removed from the legend that I know. At the end, the author writes about how she followed the less well known Welsh version of the Arthurian legend.If you enjoy Arthurian stories, I think this is a great change of pace.

    • Karen Frayne says:

      I really liked it. It is Arthurian with a twist. Great development of characters whose names we've known but with no story, no history. Enough magic to keep it interesting, not so much as to make it a fairy tale. If you like this period of time, it is worth reading.

    • Margaret says:

      Well written, but too "soapy" for my taste.

    • Carol says:

      Even though I knew how the story would eventually end, Nestvold put her own spin on the events and kept me riveted.

    • Julia says:

      Very nice retelling of the legend of Drystan and Yseult, after the death of Drystan.

    • Mary says:

      Interesting mixture of Arthurian myths as to the life of Yseult after Drystan's(Tristan's) death.

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