Cover Reveal: Arthur (The Arthurian Tales, #3) by Giles Kristian

Cover Reveal: Arthur (The Arthurian Tales, #3) by Giles Kristian

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

It’s been a while. But today, it’s time for another cover reveal! Today’s cover reveal is for one of my most anticipated historical fiction novels. If you have been following my blog and channel, you will know I LOVE Lancelot and Camelot by Giles Kristian. Lancelot is one of my favorite standalone books, and Camelot is a great spin-off sequel to it. Well, today I will be revealing the cover art of the third and final book in The Arthurian Tales trilogy by Giles Kristian: Arthur.  Taking place several years after the end of Camelot, I undoubtedly look forward to reading this standalone sequel to it. Without further ado, here’s the beautiful cover reveal of Arthur!

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Cover art illustrated by Stephen Mulcahey

Title: Arthur

Series title: The Arthurian Tales (Book #3 of 3)

Author: Giles Kristian

Publishing date: 6th June 2024

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publisher: Bantam (Penguin Random House)

Years have passed since the clash of shieldwalls echoed across the land. The Saxons are now the lords of Britain. And yet the bards still sing of Arthur – ‘In our darkest time, when we need him most, shall he come again.’

Yet old Beran has no love of bards’ songs. Nor of people, unless they are paying him to steal or kill. He is a mercenary, in the employ of the cutthroat Nabor ap Nabor, and he has been ordered to murder a boy fleeing a burning city. No ordinary boy either. No, this boy is the son of King Constantine and the grandson of High King Ambrosius. And he could be the hope of Britain . . . if he lives.

Betraying his companions and returning to a world he thought he had left forever, Beran gives his word that he will take the boy to the one place that still holds out against the Saxons: Camelot.

Crossing a hostile land, they will meet the runaway lovers, Tristan and Isolde. They will seek the help of Guivret, called the Little King, and the Saracen, Palamedes, who once rode beneath Arthur’s banner.

Hunted by Saxons, Nabor ap Nabor, and Queen Morgana, this unlikely band must fight for their lives and for each other. For if there’s to be any hope for Britain, Beran must deliver the boy to Camelot. But to do that, he must also face his own past . . .

A hawk, a wolf, and now a bear. How about that?

I want to give my special thanks to Giles Kristian for allowing Novel Notions the honor and pleasure of hosting the cover reveal for Arthur. As fantasy and sci-fi enthusiasts, and self-proclaimed connoisseurs of book cover art, it means a lot for me and all of us here at Novel Notions to be given this opportunity.

Lastly, thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this post!

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One thought on “Cover Reveal: Arthur (The Arthurian Tales, #3) by Giles Kristian

  1. I have read both Lancelot and Camelot with enthusiasm. I am eager to read the finality of Kristian’s Arthurian Tales as I am certain it will offer us a compelling narrative. Although, my heart and soul remain eternally bound to the first book of the series, Lancelot.

    I have only just finished reading Camelot and found it incredibly wanting, not negatively, of course. It is an interesting choice for Camelot to conclude in such an open-ended manner with the remnants of Lord Arthur’s horse warriors in tandem with Merlin, Galahad, Iselle, and Talisan. They return to the fortified city just after Prince Cynic has attempted to raze it to the ground. Merlin asks Galahad to build them a fire to settle in, and just like that… the story ends.

    Now, it is not often that I ever read the Author’s Note, but I believe Giles Kristian possesses a spellbinding allure for storytelling. Thus, I sought to delve deeper into his methodology and his unique perspective on the Arthurian tales. He is correct in surmising that the Arthurian stories have evolved and changed over time, so I welcome his changes with glee.

    However, I am also keen to learn the fates of Gawain, Merlin, Iselle, and Galahad. Will their fates be explored or given the proper closure in Kristian’s Arthur? I never thought Galahad to be a compelling character as he remained perpetually in the shadow of Lancelot, his illustrious father. Kristian has convinced me that this is a character who is worth caring about, so I want to see justice for him. He doesn’t die at the end of the book like his father did, so I hope he got to experience a life of love with Iselle in the way that Lancelot never could with Guinevere.

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