The Book of the Sword, and The Book of the Spear PDF


The Book of the Sword, and The Book of the Spear [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Book of the Sword, and The Book of the Spear ✑ Diana L. Paxson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Arthurian saga is one of the most enduring legends of Western civilization In her sweeping and magnificent multi volume work The Hallowed Isle, acclaimed author Diana L Paxson brilliantly reinvent of the Epub Ù The Arthurian saga is one of the most enduring legends of Western civilization In her sweeping and magnificent multi volume work The Hallowed Isle, acclaimed author Diana L Paxson brilliantly reinvents the classic myth from the unique perspectives of four distinct tribal cultures that shaped The Book PDF or Britain in the violent days of the sixth centuryBook One The Book of the SwordMighty Rome subjugated the isle of Britain only to abandon it, leaving behind a bloody patchwork of warring tribes To put an end to this conflict, Artoria Argantel Lady of the Lake Book of the Kindle Ö and Druid priestess has called upon the Spirit of War and Justice to deliver a champion who will unite the broken land A champion who will come from her own ancient and royal blood For only one man can wield the sword forged from star steel by ancient spells Only one man can free the sword from its prison of stone Artor, a fosterling of unknown parentagethe promised High KingBook Two The Book of the SpearA Saxon of royal blood, Oesc has fled the drowned, doomed country to which he is heir in order to claim rich lands in Britannia Though sworn to the spirits of his new home, he truly serves the dark sorcery of an older god the power of the Spear But the Spear s magic is opposed by that of the Sword of Rome, the sword wielded by young King Artor and his father Uthir before him The sword that slew Oesc s own father Now vengeance burns fiercely in Oesc s heart, a lust for revenge that could destroy a greatness before it fully blooms Destiny lies in the clashing of magic steelthe hope of all Britannia rests in the hands of the warrior sons.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format the unique perspectives of four distinct tribal cultures that shaped The Book PDF or Britain in the violent days of the sixth centuryBook One The Book of the SwordMighty Rome subjugated the isle of Britain only to abandon it, leaving behind a bloody patchwork of warring tribes To put an end to this conflict, Artoria Argantel Lady of the Lake Book of the Kindle Ö and Druid priestess has called upon the Spirit of War and Justice to deliver a champion who will unite the broken land A champion who will come from her own ancient and royal blood For only one man can wield the sword forged from star steel by ancient spells Only one man can free the sword from its prison of stone Artor, a fosterling of unknown parentagethe promised High KingBook Two The Book of the SpearA Saxon of royal blood, Oesc has fled the drowned, doomed country to which he is heir in order to claim rich lands in Britannia Though sworn to the spirits of his new home, he truly serves the dark sorcery of an older god the power of the Spear But the Spear s magic is opposed by that of the Sword of Rome, the sword wielded by young King Artor and his father Uthir before him The sword that slew Oesc s own father Now vengeance burns fiercely in Oesc s heart, a lust for revenge that could destroy a greatness before it fully blooms Destiny lies in the clashing of magic steelthe hope of all Britannia rests in the hands of the warrior sons."/>
  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • The Book of the Sword, and The Book of the Spear
  • Diana L. Paxson
  • English
  • 02 March 2019
  • 038081367X

About the Author: Diana L. Paxson

of the Epub Ù Diana L Paxson born is a novelist and author of nonfiction, primarily in the fields of Paganism and Heathenism Her published works include fantasy and historical fiction novels, as well as numerous short stories More recently she has also published nonfiction books about Pagan The Book PDF or and Heathen religions and practicesIn addition to her multiple novels and collaborations, she has written over seventy short stories Her best known works are the Westria novels, and the later books in the Avalon series, which she first co wrote with Marion Zimmer Bradley, then took Book of the Kindle Ö over sole authorship of after Bradley s death Paxson was nominated for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards twice, in for the White Raven and in for Lady of LightPaxson s non fiction books include Taking Up the Runes, Essential Asatru, and Trance Portation She writes a regular column for the women s spirituality magazine, SagewomanPaxson has been active in the leadership of a number of organizations She hosted the first activities of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and was subsequently among that group s founding Directors and Corporate Officers when it incorporated She was the western regional director of the Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America, and is a frequent panelist at science fiction conventions, especially Baycon, where she was the Fantasy Guest of HonorA leader in the Neopagan and Heathen revivals, Paxson is the founder of the The Fellowship of the Spiral Path and has served as First Officer of the Covenant of the Goddess She has been Steerswoman of the Heathen group, The Troth, a member of its Board of Directors, and currently edits its journal, Idunna She is a pioneer in the revival of Oracular Seidh, which she has taught and performed at many Neopagan and heathen festivals and retreatsShe composes and plays music for the harp She currently lives at her home, Greyhaven, in Berkeley, CaliforniaMore can be found on her blog.



10 thoughts on “The Book of the Sword, and The Book of the Spear

  1. Pat MacEwen Pat MacEwen says:

    A cultural view of the classic Arthurian cycle, this volume combines Books I and II, and gives us a personal viewpoint embedded in the Romano Celtic, the older Celtic, and the Saxon cultures of the times as well as a look at the so called Wild Men who predated all of them A little confusing at first, since the author uses the names and terms of the times and their languages, and not those of later renditions like Mallory s La Morte d Arthur It brings a freshness to very old story while showing A cultural view of the classic Arthurian cycle, this volume combines Books I and II, and gives us a personal viewpoint embedded in the Romano Celtic, the older Celtic, and the Saxon cultures of the times as well as a look at the so called Wild Men who predated all of them A little confusing at first, since the author uses the names and terms of the times and their languages, and not those of later renditions like Mallory s La Morte d Arthur It brings a freshness to very old story while showing the reader in detail how the characters saw things and how magic and the gods were living forces to them, not myths Best of all, there are no villains involved These are real people, making their way through hard times and difficult choices

  2. Kim Headlee Kim Headlee says:

    With subject matter as popular as the Arthurian Legends a body of literature 25,000 works strong developing a fresh angle presents a monumental challenge Sometimes the attempt falls flat, as in the vulgar Merlin by Robert Nye Other works stray into the realm of whimsical fantasy, such as Sharan Newman s Guinevere trilogy Regardless of the chosen slant, the vast majority of authors describe the rise and fall of Camelot from the perspective of Arthur or members of his court.Diana Paxson s With subject matter as popular as the Arthurian Legends a body of literature 25,000 works strong developing a fresh angle presents a monumental challenge Sometimes the attempt falls flat, as in the vulgar Merlin by Robert Nye Other works stray into the realm of whimsical fantasy, such as Sharan Newman s Guinevere trilogy Regardless of the chosen slant, the vast majority of authors describe the rise and fall of Camelot from the perspective of Arthur or members of his court.Diana Paxson stands alone The Hallowed Isle cleverly reinvents the legend from the perspective of the distinct tribal cultures fighting for dominion of Britain during the turbulent 6th century.The first volume, The Book of the Sword, introduces the Romanized British through the Lady of the Lake, Artoria Argantel Wanting to end the conflict sparked by the withdrawal of the legions, the Druid priestess calls upon the Spirit of War and Justice to deliver a champion to unite the broken land This champion, from Artoria s own royal lineage, must prove he can free the magically forged sword from its stone prison and wield it with courage and wisdom This champion, naturally, is the hitherto unknown fosterling, Artor.Paxson s close association with the late Marion Zimmer Bradley exudes from volume one in the pagan priestess element Fortunately, this aspect doesn t detract from the story While post modern neo pagans and feminists might enjoy the fantasy of a female controlled ancient Celtic religion, the fact remains that it is a fantasy, and Paxson does well to tone down her depiction of it.In The Book of the Spear, Paxson mines the rich Germanic mythology and culture to deliver a fascinating look at the struggle from the Saxons perspective Oesc, a Saxon prince, fled the doomed country to which he is heir in order to claim rich lands in Britain He serves the dark sorcery of the power of the Spear But the Spear s magic clashes with that of the Sword of Rome the sword, wielded by Uthir, that killed Oesc s father With Uthir gone, lust for vengeance burns in Oesc s heart against Uthir s son, the young King Artor The fate of Britain lies in the hands of these warring sons.As you might guess from names like Artor and Uthir, don t expect to see the usual spellings in this series In fact, those with a familiarity of the Arthurian Legends based only upon medieval works such as Malory s Le Morte D Arthur may find themselves at a disadvantage, though the appendix helps dispel the confusion Although Paxson employs multiple viewpoints, curiously, she stays away from Artor s This doesn t present a problem until the end of the second book, when I wish I could have observed Artor process the aftermath of the final battle against Oesc I ll leave the reader to discover why I think this was a crucial omission.But whether you seek a unique but historically plausible take on the Arthurian Legends, or simply a few hours escape into a well written and engaging story, you ll find both in The Hallowed Isle Originally published in Crescent Blues Reprinted with permission

  3. Corey Paris Corey Paris says:

    Another person s take on the tale of King Arthur.

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