The Silurian; Book 3: Longhand, White-tooth and The Fox

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Taken from the Clan Bear, the Fox is forced into the army of King Cadwallon Llawhir, known as 'Longhand', to fight for the Men of Gwynedd. Longhand needs Bedwyr’s knowledge to help destroy Arthur’s rise to Imperator, for only Bedwyr knows how Arthur fights and wins. And in the army of Longhand, Bedwyr is forced to fight; is abused and imprisoned until the coming of the Bear to free him. More

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About L.A. Wilson

L.A. Wilson
Unconventional author of 'The Silurian' series. 7 Books (book 8 and the final of the series is still a work in progress).
That Challenges the conventional Arthurian genre novel.
Imaginative creative writer, Iconoclastic, ever seeking to break the mold of mass produced and formulaic novel construction.

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Review by: Mary Josefina Cade on Nov. 24, 2014 :
Bedwyr the Fox, snared. Words that will make any reader of ‘The Silurian’ series shiver. In this, the third part of the epic saga, Bedwyr, the wild one, the freedom loving Fox is separated from Arthur and his brothers of the Clan Bear, trapped and caged.

The emotional intensity of ‘Longhand, White-tooth and the Fox’ is high, even for a book written by the chronicler of love and obsession, L.A. Wilson. I suffered through every moment of Bedwyr's captivity, longing, with him, to see Arthur again. Each new chapter gave me hope and also tormented me, but I couldn't stop reading and I loved it in spite of the suffering. Although I could have done with some of the ‘Fairy-shit’ remedy that Bedwyr is given by a sympathetic healer. An extra large amount.

L.A. Wilson reveals the essence of the Fox, his inner strength and stubborness, his loyalty and courage plus his capacity for love and compassion. Two words. Saint Aherin. You’ll have to read the book to find out about Bedwyr’s unexpected friendship with this vulnerable and defenceless saint. There are many twists and turns in the story and I’m not revealing them here. Well, just a hint. Amren.

The last few chapters have an extra boost of hallucinogenic power. I felt I was alive in a true myth, the creation of the legend of King Arthur that still enchants so many 21st century people, including myself. Cynwrig, a wilder madder seer than Arthur’s druid Lord Darfod, speaks words of power. 'The Red Dragon will live in this land for two thousand years. I have seen it. The Red Dragon is immortal.......I tell the truth. Arthur is immortal.'

‘The Silurian’ series makes this all true for me. Arthur ‘stood within the rays of the sun, inside it, his place in the sun..he sang with power..’ Perfection.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Arki on Aug. 08, 2012 :
Excellent read, I really enjoyed this part where you get to know Fox really well and Arthur so distant.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marcy Braasch on May 23, 2012 :
This is another engaging volume in the Silurian series. I think this is officially the first one where there is absolutely no appearance of Arthur, and it's a really effective way to make the reader pine for him as much as the Fox does.

One emotion I thought Wilson really tapped into well was Bedwyr's self doubt and vulnerability. He'd been away from Arthur long enough that he himself had begun to believe some of the stories circulating about Arthur's god-like powers, violence, wrath etc--, and had to constantly remind himself that he had to trust his memory and his deep love for him to know he was still the same person.

Kudos to L A Wilson for a well-crafted story that keeps giving without getting redundant or tired. I have yet to be bored by any book in this series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: runningrabbit on Aug. 11, 2011 :
This series continues to provide an intensity of emotions that you can feel, smell, taste and reach out and touch. Superb.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: tomwild on June 27, 2011 :
As with books 1-4 of this series, book 5 doesn't disappoint. Excellent story telling. For a better review than i could write, read the one from "kohaver" below.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: kohaver on May 17, 2011 :
This series of books is one of the better renditions of the Arthurian Legend I have read. If you are looking for a Camelot fairytale, look elsewhere. However, if you are looking for a narrative that places you in the middle of post-Roman Briton, with convincing characters and exciting battle scenes and situations, I can highly recommend this series. I found it hard to put down once I started reading. There are currently 9 books in the series with the 10th, and final volume, due for release later this year.

A good synopsis of "The Silurian" can be found at this link:
(reviewed long after purchase)

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