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y Dragon's Child single work   novel   fantasy  
Is part of King Arthur M. K. Hume 2009 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Uther Pendragon, High King of Britain, is dying. As he weakens, Britain is being torn apart by the squabbling of kings. Only one man can bring them together. This is the legend of Artorex, the man destined to be King Arthur. Artorex, tall for his years, is growing up in the household of Lord Ector. Artorex was sent here by the Bishop of Glastonbury when he was but a babe in arms and, although his parentage is unknown, life has been unremarkable.

That is, until the arrival of three men who arrange for him to be trained in the skills of the warrior; blade and shield, horse and fire; pain and bravery. By the time the men return, Artorex is both a father and a warrior - and married to Lady Gallia. The country is in a desperate state - Londinium is about to fall to the Saxons and Artorex is needed to help fight their advance. But to do so, he must leave his wife and family in the care of others. In an act of appalling treachery, they are slaughtered.

But despite his terrible grief, Artorex's destiny is set. He launches into a campaign of battle against the Saxon hordes, earning himself the trust of all men, and proving himself to be the only worthy successor to Uther... - Publisher's website

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Notes

  • Dedication: This work is dedicated to my friend, Julienne Marie Gleeson, who left this life on 5th February, 2004. She was my beloved friend, my second self, and my unsung hero. Julie gave me backbone when life seemed darkest, and she taught me that there is great beauty in the struggle to fulfil a dream. She had resolutely survived death, fierce adversity, animosity and violence, until cancer finished her life struggle before her fiftieth birthday. The fairest flowers are ‘born to blush unseen and waste their sweetness on the desert air’, but I recognized Julie’s rareness and cherished every memory of our time together. This book belongs to her because she fought to persuade me to write it. Without her, it may never have been born. Ave, Julie, where you rest after life’s suffering. I hope you approve of my offering.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Headline Review , 2009 .
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      Extent: 434p.p.
      Description: illus., map
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      • Includes Author's Note pp. 429-434
      ISBN: 9780755348664 (pbk.), 0755348656 (hbk.), 9780755348657 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

An Addiction to Arthur: Marilyn Hume in conversation with Ian Banks Ian Banks (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: The Specusphere , May no. 8 2009;
An Addiction to Arthur: Marilyn Hume in conversation with Ian Banks Ian Banks (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: The Specusphere , May no. 8 2009;
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