From The Welsh Books Council…Mansel Jones has well imagined the details of life in the period. He obviously knows the landscape well and the evocation of this adds greatly to the book (Tangwstyl). More
Please note: this novel runs to 50,000 words and 232 printed pages.
In a land ravaged by war the ageing Pendragon, Ambrosius Aurelianus, seeks a successor only to encounter the twin threats of the Saxon advance and treason. He places his trust in Arthur, a man torn between the defence of his country and the defence of the woman he loves.
Set in 497 A.D. Pendragon is based on ancient Welsh sources and includes many of the men and women who played a crucial role in Arthur’s life: Bedwyr and Cai, Caradog and Cadwallon, Gwenhwyfar and Eleri. The story culminates in the Battle of Badon, a battle that shaped the Britain we live in today, a battle that placed Arthur’s name in chronicles and histories, a battle that created a legend and a hero for all time.