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Who was THE MAN
Who became THE LEGEND
We know as KING ARTHUR?

"You are the Pendragon, rightful Lord of Dumnonia and the Summer Land; Lord of less Britain. By all that is right, you ought be seated where Vortigern sits…You ought to be King."

Here lies the truth of the Lord of the Summer Land.

This is the tale of Arthur flesh and bone. Of the shaping of the man, both courageous and flawed, into the celebrated ruler who inspired armies, who captured Gwenhyfar's heart, and who emerged as the hero of the Dark Ages and the most enduring hero of all time.

This is the unexpected story of the making of a king — the legend who united all of Britain.

  • Book One of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy
  • Includes bonus reading group guide


"If only all historical fiction could be this good."
Historical Novels Review

"Helen Hollick has it all. She tells a great story…"
Bernard Cornwell

"Hollick's interpretation is bold, affecting, and well worth fighting to defend."
Publishers Weekly

"Compelling, convincing, and —ultimately-unforgettable."
Sharon Kay Penman, Bestselling Author of Devil's Blood

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