Dream Of Eagles #2 The Singing Sword by Jack WhyteDream Of Eagles #2 The Singing Sword by Jack Whyte

Dream Of Eagles #2 The Singing Sword

byJack Whyte

Mass Market Paperback | May 3, 2005

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Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend—Camelot

It is 395 A.D., and as the Roman armies withdraw from Britain, anarchy threatens the colony that will one day be known as Camelot. Creating their own army and joining with the Celtic people of King Ullic Pendragon, the colonists emerge as a new breed of Britons, ready to forge the government that will be the Round Table and its Knights and to prepare the groundwork for the future coronation of Arthur, first High King of Britain.

With all the drama, passion and violence of England’s most vibrant history, The Singing Sword continues Jack Whyte’s bestselling chronicle of the dream that gave birth to an enduring legend.

Jack Whyte was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in Canada since 1967. He has been an actor, orator, singer, poet, and businessman at various stages of his life, and he holds an honorary doctorate of letters for his contribution to Canadian popular fiction. A resident of Kelowna, British Columbia, he is the author of the intern...
Title:Dream Of Eagles #2 The Singing SwordFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 6.98 × 4.28 × 1.4 inPublished:May 3, 2005Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140170499

ISBN - 13:9780140170498

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic I love Jack Whyte's book, they never disappoint in the least. They are long and are packed full of detail so they may take awhile to get through but they are worth it in the end. This is the second book of his Dream of Eagle series which is set in Britain just prior to the Romans leaving. The history of life at that time, and the Roman military is amazing. Whyte does a lot of research and really knows what he's talking about. You feel like you're there, experiencing it.
Date published: 2011-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent to say the most this book was ok nothing spectacular but an ok read. i found it hard to get into the plot just like the first book. but again just like the first book it was wroth the read once you got into the writing style, setting and thinking. It had a good plot just not the book for me
Date published: 2009-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The saga continues! Whyte is by far one of the greatest historical fiction writers today. He takes accurate history and weaves a tale so vivid you would believe it to be history itself. This is the second book in the Dream of Eagles saga. He has continued building up to the Aurthur legend and it is truely enthralling. This book won't let you put it down.
Date published: 2006-04-23

From Our Editors

Enter the exciting and dangerous world of the Dark Ages in The Swinging Sword, the second volume of Jack Whyte's best-selling fantasy series A Dream of Eagles. Follow the adventures of the Colony - the future Camelot - as they try to deal with the anarchic aftermath of the departing roman soldiers. These new Britons join forces with Celtic King Ullic Pendragon's people as they prepare to forge a new government of the Knights of the Round Table.

Editorial Reviews

“Whyte’s found the key to refreshing the legend and making it live again.… The wealth and richness of the historical detail are fascinating. If James Michener is the past master of the sweeping epic, then Jack Whyte may well be the future one.” - Calgary Herald“To read Jack Whyte is to surrender to a storyteller of the old school.” - Quill & Quire“A superb piece of historical fiction, rich in detail and incident.” - The Globe and Mail“Dazzling … perhaps not since the early 1970s, with Mary Stewart’s The Crystal Cave and The Hollow Hills, have the Roman Empire and the Arthurian legends been intertwined with as much skill and authenticity.” - Publishers Weekly“Rich in historical detail, especially where warfare and the use of cavalry are concerned.… We are not just dipped, we are plunged into the minutiae of life in post-Roman Britain.” - The Hamilton Spectator“Whyte makes the reader think, Yes, this is the way it could have been.… [He] has taken the time to build the Arthurian legend piece by piece and make it come alive.” - The Leader-Post (Regina)“If you have even a passing interest in Arthurian legend or the history of ancient Britain, you must read these books. You will not be disappointed.” - The Telegram (St. John’s)“A remarkable saga, full of drama, suspense, battles, humour and set into a most accurate and detailed picture of the times.” - The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo)