Lancelot

Lancelot

The legions of Rome are a fading memory. Enemies stalk the fringes of Britain. And Uther Pendragon is dying. Into this fractured and uncertain world the boy is cast, a refugee from fire, murder and betrayal. An outsider whose only companions are a hateful hawk and memories of the lost. Yet he is gifted, and under the watchful eyes of Merlin and the Lady Nimue he will hone The legions of Rome are a fading memory. Enemies stalk the fringes of Britain. And Uther Pendragon is dying. Into th...

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Title:Lancelot
Author:Giles Kristian
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Lancelot
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:450 pages pages

Lancelot Reviews

  • Jo
    Jul 04, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

    As a young boy Lancelot witnesses the betrayal and murder of his family. He's rescued from the massacre by the soldiers of Lady Nimue who take him across the sea to an island (what is now St Michael's Mount). There he's left to roam until it's time for his training in the art of war. A...

  • Amy Bruno
    Jun 05, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

  • Angus Donald
    Apr 20, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

  • Kate
    Jun 18, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

  • John Gwynne
    Nov 20, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

  • Connie
    Dec 27, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

    As a young boy Lancelot witnesses the betrayal and murder of his family. He's rescued from the massacre by the soldiers of Lady Nimue who take him across the sea to an island (what is now St Michael's Mount). There he's left to roam until it's time for his training in the art of war. A...

    My review Let me start this review with a resounding 'Wow'. It has been a while since I have read any of the author's previous books but am certainly glad I read Lancelot. It is a brilliant telling of that beautiful, and poignant tale. The man who betrayed Arthur is given a fresh st...

    A re-telling of the Arthurian legend but from the viewpoint of Lancelot. Full of myth, magic, betrayal and heartache. Another fantastic historical novel from Giles Kristian. ...

  • Reggie Kray
    Jun 25, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

  • Robin Carter
    Apr 10, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

  • ijeoma Agbaje
    Feb 18, 2019

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Apr 26, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

  • M.J.
    Apr 05, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

  • M.J.
    Apr 11, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

    As a young boy Lancelot witnesses the betrayal and murder of his family. He's rescued from the massacre by the soldiers of Lady Nimue who take him across the sea to an island (what is now St Michael's Mount). There he's left to roam until it's time for his training in the art of war. A...

    My review Let me start this review with a resounding 'Wow'. It has been a while since I have read any of the author's previous books but am certainly glad I read Lancelot. It is a brilliant telling of that beautiful, and poignant tale. The man who betrayed Arthur is given a fresh st...

    A re-telling of the Arthurian legend but from the viewpoint of Lancelot. Full of myth, magic, betrayal and heartache. Another fantastic historical novel from Giles Kristian. ...

    I was kindly given an e-ARC of the book by NetGalley in return for an honest review. I have always been fascinated with the Arthurian legend, I guess it had something to do with the fact that I had read a bit of Arthurian legend when I was young and I watched the film, ?The Sword ...

    Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I first began reading Lancelot I simply thoug...

  • Amanda
    Feb 11, 2019

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

  • Paul Bennett
    Jun 03, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

    As a young boy Lancelot witnesses the betrayal and murder of his family. He's rescued from the massacre by the soldiers of Lady Nimue who take him across the sea to an island (what is now St Michael's Mount). There he's left to roam until it's time for his training in the art of war. A...

    My review Let me start this review with a resounding 'Wow'. It has been a while since I have read any of the author's previous books but am certainly glad I read Lancelot. It is a brilliant telling of that beautiful, and poignant tale. The man who betrayed Arthur is given a fresh st...

  • Terry
    Jan 30, 2019

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

  • Ângelo
    Aug 18, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

  • Joanna Park
    Jun 05, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Aug 27, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

  • Emma
    Jul 15, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

  • Roy
    Sep 10, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

    As a young boy Lancelot witnesses the betrayal and murder of his family. He's rescued from the massacre by the soldiers of Lady Nimue who take him across the sea to an island (what is now St Michael's Mount). There he's left to roam until it's time for his training in the art of war. A...

    My review Let me start this review with a resounding 'Wow'. It has been a while since I have read any of the author's previous books but am certainly glad I read Lancelot. It is a brilliant telling of that beautiful, and poignant tale. The man who betrayed Arthur is given a fresh st...

    A re-telling of the Arthurian legend but from the viewpoint of Lancelot. Full of myth, magic, betrayal and heartache. Another fantastic historical novel from Giles Kristian. ...

    I was kindly given an e-ARC of the book by NetGalley in return for an honest review. I have always been fascinated with the Arthurian legend, I guess it had something to do with the fact that I had read a bit of Arthurian legend when I was young and I watched the film, ?The Sword ...

    Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I first began reading Lancelot I simply thoug...

    Wow yess crush storyline beat it. 5 ????? ...

    Ive always been a fan of King Arthur and the people around him. Lancelot however eas never one person who I ever liked. This was a really good tale of his life. From boyhood to adulthood we have a tale of love, revenge, friendship and much more. Its told with a poetic writing style, le...

  • Laura
    Apr 04, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

  • M.L.
    Jan 22, 2019

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

    As a young boy Lancelot witnesses the betrayal and murder of his family. He's rescued from the massacre by the soldiers of Lady Nimue who take him across the sea to an island (what is now St Michael's Mount). There he's left to roam until it's time for his training in the art of war. A...

    My review Let me start this review with a resounding 'Wow'. It has been a while since I have read any of the author's previous books but am certainly glad I read Lancelot. It is a brilliant telling of that beautiful, and poignant tale. The man who betrayed Arthur is given a fresh st...

    A re-telling of the Arthurian legend but from the viewpoint of Lancelot. Full of myth, magic, betrayal and heartache. Another fantastic historical novel from Giles Kristian. ...

    I was kindly given an e-ARC of the book by NetGalley in return for an honest review. I have always been fascinated with the Arthurian legend, I guess it had something to do with the fact that I had read a bit of Arthurian legend when I was young and I watched the film, ?The Sword ...

    Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I first began reading Lancelot I simply thoug...

    Wow yess crush storyline beat it. 5 ????? ...

    Ive always been a fan of King Arthur and the people around him. Lancelot however eas never one person who I ever liked. This was a really good tale of his life. From boyhood to adulthood we have a tale of love, revenge, friendship and much more. Its told with a poetic writing style, le...

    Lancelot read like a love letter to Bernard Cornwell, whose Warlord series was one of my favourite Arthurian retellings growing up. Lancelot by Giles Kristian was very battle-heavy and reminded me of a few other franchises throughout(view spoiler)[: GoT?s the Red Wedding, and at the ...

  • Anna Stephens
    May 13, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

  • Petrik
    Jun 07, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

  • Renata
    Jul 16, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

  • Vicky
    Jun 04, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

  • ❄️Nani❄️
    Aug 08, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

  • Adam Lofthouse
    Apr 30, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

  • Ashwini Abhyankar
    May 27, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

    As a young boy Lancelot witnesses the betrayal and murder of his family. He's rescued from the massacre by the soldiers of Lady Nimue who take him across the sea to an island (what is now St Michael's Mount). There he's left to roam until it's time for his training in the art of war. A...

    My review Let me start this review with a resounding 'Wow'. It has been a while since I have read any of the author's previous books but am certainly glad I read Lancelot. It is a brilliant telling of that beautiful, and poignant tale. The man who betrayed Arthur is given a fresh st...

    A re-telling of the Arthurian legend but from the viewpoint of Lancelot. Full of myth, magic, betrayal and heartache. Another fantastic historical novel from Giles Kristian. ...

    I was kindly given an e-ARC of the book by NetGalley in return for an honest review. I have always been fascinated with the Arthurian legend, I guess it had something to do with the fact that I had read a bit of Arthurian legend when I was young and I watched the film, ?The Sword ...

  • Lantip Pandaya
    Jul 02, 2018

    I firmly believed that I would never experience another Arthurian novel as magnificent as Bernard Cornwell?s Warlord Chronicles trilogy. I was wrong. I?ll start my review by saying thank you to Robin Carter from Parmenion Books for recommending this book to me. Without him, I wo...

    Bernard Cornwell is the king of historical fiction. That?s not my opinion: it?s an actual fact. His Arthur trilogy (The Warlord Chronicles) is a great piece of writing; yet, for all that, I much prefer Lancelot. There?s just something captivating about the way Giles Kristian has ...

    4.75? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! 4.75?? I?m distraught. Never never never did I imagine it to be this heart rending. WHAT. A. RIDE! ...more ...

    What a great re-telling of the Arthurian mythos. Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles is one of my favourite series of all time, and I don't think I'm alone there, so for me Giles Kristian's decision to step into the same mist-shrouded land is a brave and bold step. Especially when he's writi...

    Incredible piece of historical fiction, an easy 5 stars. Review to follow. ...

    Well, that was a wonderfully entertaining, exciting and highly emotional read! Easily 5/5 stars for me. This one will not soon be forgotten. It?s amazing, I can remember as a kid all those many years ago hearing the Aurthurian legend for the first time, and being overwhelmed by t...

    I loved LOVED this book. From the very first words I knew I was going to adore it and I did. It?s a beautifully written, highly immersive, wonderfully evocative novel that retells the legend of Arthur from the point of view of Lancelot and it is addictive as heck ? even though I ke...

    You guys, I just finished reading the most amazing book and I have a massive book hang over! I stayed up super late last night to finish up Lancelot and if there is ever a good reason to be completely knackered all day, it's this one. I'd been hearing wonderful things about Lancelot...

    A truly magical book from the first person perspective of Lancelot, Arthur's greatest friend and biggest rival. The story follows Lancelot from a boy in Brittany through to his training and then his time as Arthur's right hand. While belief in the gods and magic is prevalent, there ...

    Review In 1995 Bernard Cornwell wrote the Warlord Chronicles, with that he set the bar for Arthurian tales. He took the world of knights in plate armour on horseback, with couched lances and their flowery medieval poetry of vanquishing barbarian foes with honour and knocked them rig...

    An intense and beautifully powerful retelling of the Arthur story, focusing on the most famous and noble yet troubled of knights, Lancelot. All the emotions can be found here and tears do ensue - this is storytelling wrought from the heart. And I'd expect nothing less from Giles Kristi...

    ? Every once in a while, i like to challenge myself to read a genre i'm not especially passionate about. Historical Fiction falls squarely into this category. Sometimes it's a win other times it's not. This book was a win in some ways, in other ways not so much. What tipped t...

    No. No, dammit, that can't be the end. How can this be over? How can that be the end. Dammit, I'm not finished yet! What the hell happened? This book was lukewarm all the way through and then the last hour... that last hour. I sobbed through that last hour. I'm still sobbing. What the ...

    I was seventeen, at Gatwick airport browsing the shelves in Waterstones, waiting to board a flight to Cyprus when I picked up a book called Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell. I'd never been much of a reader, and at that point had never heard of the great man! I bought it, thinking it might...

    I received a free EArc from Netgalley. Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I f...

    Wonderful. Different in many ways then his prior books. More poetic, evocative prose. Still captures the heat of battles and heart pounding action that Kristian does so well but achingly poignant also. What is, at essence, a tragedy, builds slowly piece by careful piece until we ache a...

    Lancelot is a stunning work of historical fiction about a legend I didn?t know much about. The writing is exquisite with the reader drawn into the book almost immediately and transported to 5th Century Britain. It was fascinating to read about what life was like at that time wit...

    Giles Kristian?s brilliant take on the well-worn Arthurian love-triangle is impressively fresh and original. We all know the name Lancelot but, at the same time, we know almost nothing about him ? except that he was buff enough to beguile Guinevere, and that he was Arthur?s top ?...

    I can?t rate this book fairly. I am biased. I have always detested Lancelot. Still do. Although the writing was superb I found I could not invest myself to a character I believe to be a twat. Still have great admiration for G.K. skills though. Just not the book for me, is all. ...

    Myths, magic, and a story about perhaps the greatest knight of all time? all wrapped up in an epic retelling. Yep, Lancelot pretty much has it all: I?m in love. Everybody knows the story of Lancelot, Arthur?s favourite knight, whose disastrous love affair with Guinevere brough...

    A lovely book, perfect to read with a nice cup of tea and a blanket. I am not usually one for historical novels but this book was very interesting and managed to capture my interest. The characters are well written and have depth, and the story flows naturally! ...

    Did I ever read something so bleak? I didn't know myself so had to go and compare with my previous reads and I think that yes. We Need to Talk About Kevin was grim enough. Okok granted. But did I ever read a Fantasy book this sad? For an answer, had to go and take a look again at my bo...

    As a young boy Lancelot witnesses the betrayal and murder of his family. He's rescued from the massacre by the soldiers of Lady Nimue who take him across the sea to an island (what is now St Michael's Mount). There he's left to roam until it's time for his training in the art of war. A...

    My review Let me start this review with a resounding 'Wow'. It has been a while since I have read any of the author's previous books but am certainly glad I read Lancelot. It is a brilliant telling of that beautiful, and poignant tale. The man who betrayed Arthur is given a fresh st...

    A re-telling of the Arthurian legend but from the viewpoint of Lancelot. Full of myth, magic, betrayal and heartache. Another fantastic historical novel from Giles Kristian. ...

    I was kindly given an e-ARC of the book by NetGalley in return for an honest review. I have always been fascinated with the Arthurian legend, I guess it had something to do with the fact that I had read a bit of Arthurian legend when I was young and I watched the film, ?The Sword ...

    Lancelot is a brilliant book. I really can't recommend it enough - but at its heart, it is also flawed. The more I think about this, the more I imagine this might have been done on purpose - a mirror image of the character, perhaps. When I first began reading Lancelot I simply thoug...

    Wow yess crush storyline beat it. 5 ????? ...