Rosie’s #Bookreview of #NonFiction ARTHUR: Shadow of a God by Richard Denham

Rosie Amber

Arthur: Shadow of a God (the untold mythical roots of King Arthur)Arthur: Shadow of a God by Richard Denham

3.5 stars

Arthur is a non-fiction study that attempts to discover just who the legendary King Arthur really was.

Was he an English warlord who fought the Saxons? Or was he nothing but a fiction created around camp fires on long nights when tales of heroes were popular themes? Or could he have been a fearsome warrior from eastern Europe?

This was an interesting insight into the mystery and myth which surrounds the man. The quantity of material that mentions Arthur surely carries weight and proof of his existence – or does it? However, as the author goes on to make clear, it is hard to determine what is fact and what is fiction. The book reflects the quantity of research undertaken, and much of the writing felt like a personal journey with the author’s own scepticism shining through. For a man…

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