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A fresh account of the life of King Arthur is offered in this rendition of the tale from the perspective of Celtic mythology. The story begins with the prophesy of Myrddin, the counselor to kings, who dreams of a child who will grow up in the fosterage of a noble family and become the rightful king of Britain. Following the feats of the legendary character in the clutches of the manipulative powers of Myrddin, the man behind Arthur's devious conception, this rendering takes readers through the miraculous extraction of the intractable sword Caladfwlch, Arthur's defense of the kingdom against the treason of the renegade Lot, and his subsequent rise to power.
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DNA Press announces a WRITING COMPETITION open to all high school-aged students for the best interpretive essay about Mr. Ray Cattie’s book ARD RIGH: THE SWORD ON THE STONE. The essays will be judged by the editors at DNA Press, with the finalists to be judged by Mr. Cattie. First prize will be $100 and the essay will be published as an appendix to the second and future editions of this book. A great acknowledgment for an aspiring writer. The second prize will be $75, and third prize will be $50 – these essays will be published at the DNA Press website and amazon.com.
Each of the finalists will receive an autographed copy of ARD RIGH: THE SWORD ON THE STONE, as well as a certificate of achievement signed by the editors and the author himself. In addition to the aforementioned awards, the top three winners will be announced in a Press Release by DNA PressFrom the Author:
This is a tale of the beginnings of the Arthurian legend, told from the perspective of "what if," or "how could that have happened."
For example: The classic sword in the stone... how could a sword be in a stone? More likely, the sword was on the stone. Where did the legends come from? When did reality become myth, and why?
This story, the first of several in a group called "A Celtic Tale," attempts to peer behind the mists of legend into the historical "reality" of the story. Of course, sometimes the reality itself offers a better story than the original myth...Others in the series (all on Kindle):
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Book Description Dna Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0974876526
Book Description Dna Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0974876526