The Wicked Day: Book Four of the Arthurian Saga School & Library Binding – May 2003
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Anyone fascinated by that magical, mythical world of Arthurian legend will be hooked from the first paragraph.―Good Housekeeping
The old magic never fails.―Sunday Telegraph
Highly enjoyable . . . a provocative recast legend.―New York Times Book Review
Colourful and entertaining . . . Mary Stewart is as skilled as ever in weaving myth and history into a single thread of credible fiction―Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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If you haven't read Mary Stewart's Arthurian Saga, you don't know what you're missing. They are must reads for any romance reader, for any lover of Arthurian legend, for any history buff, for any voracious reader, and may be the books to get non-readers started. Basically, they should be read by everyone! Mary Stewart's research is phenomenal. Her understanding of myth and its relationship to fact is remarkable. The books are complex, yet incredibly inviting and you will absolutely love the characters. They also weave together so beautifully that you won't be able to read only one. Two things I find particularly interesting in this series is the portrayal of Arthur and the fall of Camelot. Arthur represents all of humanity in these books as opposed to the more mythical figure you usually see. And the fall of Camelot is more internal rather than external--more about the passions and lusts in the heart rather than a more obvious loss of power. The books go in this order: The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Last Enchantment, The Wicked Day. Shauna Summers, Senior Editor --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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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.
Most recent customer reviews
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