Set in modern and medieval times, The Forever King is the story of King Arthur, reborn as ten-year-old Arthur Blessing, guardian of the Holy Grail. Arthur's greatest enemy, Saladin, a powerful, almost immortal sorcerer, is determined to possess the Holy Grail. When Saladin kidnaps Arthur, it is up to former FBI agent Hal Woczniak to rescue the young king and save Camelot.
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Reprint edition (March 1993)
|In a darkened house not far from the place where
Camelot may once have stood, a madman schemes, plotting toward the day
when he will wrest the cup that men call the Holy Grail from the boy who
is its guardian.
Arthur Blessing is no ordinary
ten-year-old. The Grail is his by chance, this time, but the power
to keep it - a power as ancient as time itself - is his by right.
THE FINAL STAND
"I don't know if this is such
a good idea," Hal said. "They are going to spot us here."
"I read two or three pages and got hooked. The Forever King [is] one of the most original things I've read in years. I can't recommend it highly enough. Books like this don't come along very ofen."
A reader from Pennsylvania, USA , June 26, 1999
Exciting, combines past and present in a grand manner
This book is one of my favorites from my book collection at home. I enjoyed reading this book because of the unique idea and the thoughtful ending. The descriptions made the scenes realistic and unsurpassed in detail. This is a one time wonder book. READ.
A reader from Michigan, USA , May 24, 1999
Excellent blend of mystical, myth, legend, and history
While rushing through an airport, I bought this book. It was FANTASTIC! Literally, I could not put it down. I was especially fascinated by the tale of the cup and its history. Loved how it wove its way throughout history; the scoundrels and the messiah who celebrated its power. Arthur Blessing was kept in the spirit of King Arthur from the Once and Future King and other stories. I was intrigued and disgusted by Saladin; he was a superb villian. A book that shows the battle between true purity and true evil is rare. This book is a pleasure and a lesson.
Merlin1981@aol.com from A librarian in Wake Forest, NC, USA , May
One of the most original storylines I've read.
The Forever King is extremely well written, and very original. I've not come across anything like it. The characters (particularly Arthur and Merlin/Taliesin) really come alive. However, I must steer readers clear of the sequel (The Broken Sword). This book ends appropriately without needing a follow-up. If you're looking for something different from your normal "murder mystery" or "suspense thriller", then this is for you.
A reader from The Netherlands , May 1, 1999
Well, as I said, amazing! I didn't care much for the chapters on Saladin, but the end was so wonderfully great it made up for everything! I've only read a few endings like that, simply superb! Yes, goosebumbs and tears indeed. :)
Matt Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Dallas, Texas , April 1, 1999
This book is worth it!
I bought this book, not knowing anything more than what the back of the book had to say, and that wasn't much. But in my mind, buying this was worth it. Cochran and Murphy's blend of mythology and modern day life was incedible and I couldn't put it down. Buy the three most recent books, they are worth it.
email@example.com from washington , March 21, 1999
very interesting, I couldn't put it down
I thought this had to be the best book that I have read. I couldn't put the book down. It makes you wonder if things like that have ever exsisted or if they will ever exsist. Overall I loved it.
firstname.lastname@example.org from Indianapolis, IN , December 28, 1998
Couldn't put the book down!!
Goose bumps rose all over me when I read the following..." To arms! Your KING calls you to arms!" GO KING ARTHUR!!! I actually cried!!!! I bought this book by chance and when I started reading I couldn't put it down! I love the tales of king Arthur and all his knights so when the authors placed King Arthur in present day I didn't think they could pull it off...but they did! Kudos to the authors! I loved the twist they gave the characters from the olden times of King Arthur to now! I loved this book so much that before I even finished it I had already gone out and bought the sequel. When I was done with the sequel I went out and bought the other books these arthors wrote as well! I am a very finicky reader so it takes a lot to grab my interest in a book! I would recommend this to everyone with an imagination!!!
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