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Character development was wonderful. Your Wales descriptions were amazing. The story was riveting. The plot excellent. I really liked how you switched back and forth between the two timelines and brought them to a conclusion at the same location…
Barry Doyle’s Excalibur Parchment is a delight to read. Anyone with a fascination with and a fondness for the Welsh language can hear their lilting tongue in Doyle’s sentences. My personal interest goes back to my own ancestors who in the 1300s encountered the Druids in Scotland. Doyle brings King Arthur to life as he so rarely is: fully alive and a significant part of history, not exactly the romantic figure of myth and legend. Doyle’s tale of the sword is convincing and realistic exemplifying the fact that there are still many evil forces in the world who seek to manipulate history for their own purposes. A satisfying and illuminating read. I look forward to his next book.
If you want a fast-paced adventure that starts in medieval Wales and then flies you from modern Washington to London with a side trip to Venice, put Barrie Doyle’s thriller Excalibur Parchment on your list. While Arthurian lore and early Christian confrontations with Druids fuel our interest, in no time we find ourselves flipping pages back and forth from ancient Wales to modern Europe, breathlessly tracking a conspiracy that threatens to restore ancient Druids to power.
[Barrie Doyle] has woven a distant past with avery dangerous present. Mystery, adventure and sacrifice planted in ancient times causes a frightening modern conflict. You’re going to enjoy this book. It is a fresh telling of one of the great myths of western culture.
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Here’s a story that shows archaeology identifying the probability of some of the Athurian stories. In this case the location of his birthplace. More and more, historians and archaeologists are making discoveries that are pointing towards Arthur having existed and led the Celtic post-Romano Britons against Saxon invaders. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/03/royal-palace-discovered-in-area-believed-to-be-birthplace-of-kin/
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*** Post courtesy of Arts Connection *** At the end of The Excalibur Parchment, modern Druids had been thwarted in their attempt to gain control of the world by finding Excalibur, King Arthur’s legendary sword. Tonight’s guest carries on the zeal of the Druids for world domination as they search for another ancient relic in his
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Brenda McClelland wins The Excalibur Parchment’s photo contest for “most unusual photo” reading this great book. She wins a free copy of Book 2 in the trilogy (coming later this year) plus gets a character in the story named after her. She has chosen (wisely, I think) to be a goodie! She was reading the book
(Below Left) Book Release Review – Springwater News, November 6, 2014 (Above) Georgian Shores Seniors Speaker Series – Book signing and meet the author! (Above) Book Release Review – Springwater News, November 6, 2014