The Wicked Day (Arthurian Saga, Book 4) Paperback – 1996
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An engrossing story, substantial characters, the sense of being plunged into a historic time capsule and an unforgettable anti-hero. I really liked Mordred, he is tough and self-reliant but also highly intelligent, wise beyond his years, gifted with icy self-control and yet fully capable of loyalty and love. The tragic showdown which ends the narrative is truly monumental. As with all of Lady Stewart's books, I enjoy it more with each re-reading.
How wrong I was!!!! This book threw all my expectations of doom and gloom out the window, and impossible as it may seem ... I actually ended up feeling good even if the end was rather tragic.
It is extremely refreshing to see Mordred put in an entirely different light - a courageous, strong-willed and honest man, instead of the evil, greedy and conniving son in other more common versions. Unfortunately, in this book, it was circumstances and misunderstandings that went against him. The best part was - it was totally believable!!!
If you only want to know 1 version of Mordred's story, then this should be it.
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I totally enjoy Mary Smith writing and she told a totally different slant on Mored . I have now read all her books on this subject I think but sugesstions are welcome.Published 20 months ago by ron Lalonde
Though not as good as the Merlin Trilogy this is still a very good book and a fitting conclusion to Stewart's retelling of Authorian lore. Read morePublished on March 9 2000 by Michael D Ward
Five stars for this book, but then there schould be six ones for previous parts of this legend.Published on May 15 1999
This book wasn't as good as the others in Mary Stewart's Arthur stories. Still, it's a good read and a good story.Published on May 2 1998