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Helen Hollick(1953- )
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Sea Witch by Helen Hollick

I really enjoyed Helen Hollick's trilogy about King Arthur, and I love pirates, so I had very high hopes for this historical fantasy. Therefore, I was extremely disappointed that I couldn't even get past chapter five of Sea Witch. The story and the characters seemed promising, and I know from past experience that Ms. Hollick tells a good tale, but the writing was so badly done that I couldn't continue. I had to keep re-reading paragraphs in order to understand what was going on. It's not that I don't understand nautical language — I have read and loved all 21 of Patrick O'Brien's Master and Commander series. Rather, horribly constructed sentences completely distracted me from the story.

The book was published by Discovered Authors and printed by BookForce UK, and this, I suppose, is the problem. ... Read More

More books by Helen Hollick

Pendragon’s banner — (1995-1997) Historical fantasy. Publisher: A novel of Arthur as he really was. In the first book of this exciting trilogy, author Helen Hollick brings to life Arthur Pendragon as he really might have been. Leaving behind the fairy-tale element of Merlin’s magic and the improbable existence of Lancelot, Hollick instead transports the reader to the early years of Britain circa 455 AD and tells the Arthurian legend in a solid and believable way. For one, Arthur does not pull a sword from a stone using superhuman strength; rather, he is named heir to Britain (if he can win it from the tyrant Vortigern) while standing near a “hallowed stone, the symbol of a warrior’s strength and the chieftain’s right of leadership.” Later, a sword won in battle signals his place as Britain’s King. This is a story of harsh battles, secret treasonous plots, and the life-threatening politics of the dark ages of early Britain. Intertwined through it all is the often-tested love of Arthur and Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere in Welsh — her name as it really would have been) as they struggle to survive and conquer to see Pendragon become King.

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