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Enemy of God af Bernard Cornwell
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Enemy of God (original 1996; udgave 2017)

af Bernard Cornwell (Forfatter)

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Sakseren Derfel fortæller videre om kong Arthur og tiden efter borgerkrigen. Arthur stifter Det runde Bord for at samle sit nye kongerige inden det endelige opgør mod sakserne, men både troskab og svigt viser sig som følgesvende.
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Titel:Enemy of God
Forfattere:Bernard Cornwell (Forfatter)
Info:Penguin (2017), Edition: 2, 496 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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I liked this book better than book 1 in the trilogy. I understood the pacing a little better and how the author is trying to set the stage for Arthur becoming the reluctant king. This isn't a happy retelling of the legend. Its definitely going for a more realistic take on who these people would be, what their lives would actually be like, and what their true motivations would be. I love how Cornwell turns a lot of the legend on its head. The Knights of the Round Table didn't exist under that name. Camelot wasn't a real thing until the bards made it so. Etc, etc. Dervel is a very likeable protagonist. I appreciate that the author didn't make Arthur the lead. It's more interesting to see him through the eyes of a person near him. Also fascinating is the portrayal of religion during this time. Paganism is on the decline, and the Christians are becoming more and more fanatic. As a pragmatic man who doesn't have much use for religion, Arthur is almost destroyed for not taking Christianity seriously enough. Nimue, Merlin's apprentice, continues to be a fascinating character. I don't really care for Morgan in this series however. Ceinwyn and Guinyvere and both interesting and complicated characters who are allowed to have depth as much as the men, but they suffer more for it. Overall, I'm looking forward to the final book in the series. ( )
  quickmind | Dec 11, 2023 |
Durfel's story continues with more fighting, a bit of romance and a tragic turn. Very enjoyable. ( )
  infjsarah | Jun 18, 2022 |
Enemy Of God is the follow-up to The Winter King. The story about Arthur, Merlin, Derfel, Guinevere and so on continues. And it's exciting, to say the least. The book is divided into four parts:

1) The Dark Road: that's the path towards Ynys Mon. Merlin is determined in his quest for the 13 Treasures Of Britain, the main prize being the Cauldron. For that they have to cross dangerous territory towards Ynys Mon, where the Irish warlord Diwrnach rules. After many dangers, the lot manage to capture the Cauldron and escape. But for this quest, Derfel had to choose between Merlin and Arthur's war against the Saxons. Also, in this part, thanks to Merlin's magic, Ceinwyn (sister of Cuneglas, king of Powys and pagan) chooses Derfel, with whom she'll have a few kids, though one daughter gets killed by one of Lancelot's accomplices (much later in the story).

2) The Broken War: Arthur fighting the Saxon brothers Aelle and Cerdic. Or at least trying to keep them at peace, so the Saxons do not conquer Britain. Lancelot wants power, so he makes a deal with Aelle. He gets baptized later by Sansum, who is plotting a lot behind the scenes, all for his own ego. He even marries Morgan (who was Merlin's assistant before Nimue took over). Morgan, as Nimue tells Derfel much later in the story, stole the Treasures, gave them to Sansum who gave them to Guinevere. She apparently wants Arthur to be king (he only wants a simple life). She also worships Isis and has rites in her own little temple. Meanwhile, Derfel and Ceinwyn are happy together, have a few kids even.

3) Camelot = while that name, historically, first was mentioned a few centuries after the setting Bernard Cornwell uses, he does use the elements of a round table and everyone, by orders of Arthur who wants national peace, swearing allegiance to each other, that they will not fight one another. Of course, it won't hold. Certainly not when Lancelot and Sansum are both power-hungry and Christianity is on the rise, almost extinguishing paganism.

4) The Mysteries Of Isis = about Guinevere's activities with regards to her worshipping of Isis. Rites and all, including copulation with Lancelot and others. Arthur knew nothing of this. At all. He's of course enraged when he finds out, esp. since he and Derfel were almost killed by an ambush (set up by King Mordred under the influence of bishop Sansum) to capture an old enemy and later get told that Mordred was killed and Guinevere taken hostage by Lancelot (though still at the Sea Palace). When Arthur, Derfel and co. try to rescue her, all comes out, incl. the Isis rites. And the thirteen treasures there.

In this book Mordred is crowned king, for real now, as he's much older and supposedly wiser. For Derfel and Arthur, it's seems he's not and Arthur takes matters into own hands. Life was also brutal back then. Not as much hygiene as today and when you did something wrong, your throat got sliced or your hand cut off (as Arthur did to one of his sons for not choosing his father's side). Lancelot dares not to fight Arthur, clears the way for Arthur's kingship (though without the title).

And like before there's an afterword by Bernard about the story, the setting, the historical elements and what he invented.

So, definitely recommended as you can feel for the characters, the story is very lively, well described. My sole criticism would be that it's sometimes hard to read on, but that could also have been a personal impression, influenced by exterior elements. Now on to the last part, Excalibur. ( )
  TechThing | Jan 22, 2021 |
Segundo tomo de la saga arturiana por Cornwell es mejor la serie de Sharpe. Pero es interesante la vuelta de tuerca de pretender contar una realidad (mítica) en contra el mito que todos conocemos, ese juego lo hace bastante bien. Lancelot el gran traidor le complica toda la vida a Arturo y a los demás, entre ellos al que relata la historia que es el gran paladín y amigo de arturo ( )
  gneoflavio | Oct 1, 2019 |
This was great. Much better than the first book. ( )
  PhilOnTheHill | Sep 8, 2019 |
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