1,500 Years Later, a New Chapter in the Life of King Arthur
Caliburn: Merlin’s Tale published by Bagwyn Books
PHOENIX (March 1, 2015) – The legend of King Arthur has endured for 1,500 years. During that span it has grown and morphed, even been deliberately distorted by early monks. Camelot, the Knights of the Roundtable and Lancelot were added to the original stories by12th century French writers, and Guinevere’s infidelity was first with Mordred rather than Lancelot.
In Caliburn: Merlin’s Tale, (Bagwyn Books, 2015) author Virgil Renzulli adds a new chapter to Arthur’s life. The story describes how the young Arthur is unwilling or an unable to accept the life destiny has ordained for him and with disastrous consequences. The book begins with two stranded hunters encountering a specter-like creature in an abandoned castle who offers to tell them what really happened that fateful day when Arthur pulled the sword from the stone. From there a completely different story unfolds with more than a few unexpected turns.
Engaging characters are introduced as well: a new love interest, the daring and indiscrete Brenna; a new threat, the insecure and moody Maeve, and a new adversary, the Saxon King Vollo, a charismatic megalomaniac. And these characters and the other others in Caliburn are real, not the characterizations knights and ladies that usually appear in epic novels.
Caliburn: Merlin’s Tale is face-paced, intelligent, witty and engaging. It’s a must read for lovers of historical and epic fantasy. Readers will be entranced by the human emotion and perspective that Renzulli applies to these ancient tales, and will be on the edge of their seats for his next book: the forthcoming Gods in the Mists.
A long-time writer and former newspaper reporter and editor, Virgil Renzulli is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and completed graduate work in script writing at Temple University and novel development at New York University. He is currently professor of practice, strategic communications, at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His earlier novels are Beyond the Edge of the Universe and Kaleidoscope.
For those who love medieval and Renaissance history, all Bagwyn Books authors are researchers in their field who have a true talent for storytelling and the enviable ability to combine historically accurate facts as the background for their compelling character-driven stories...the perfect blend of fact and fiction.
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