Mr. Cornwell, Just wanted to point something out, on wikipedia.org under 'The Warlord Chronicles' it says that Enemy of God was renamed Bloody Ground in the U.S.A...? I had a look around, as I thought to myself; surely this will be confusing, having two books called the same? However on amazon.com and on your own site here, there is no mention of this. Was this just a fault by the author who wrote this on wikipedia? Also, growing up I learnt from school and children books about the Legendary King Arthur. I also always thought that Morgan (or Morgause) seduced Arthur, then gave birth to Mordred. Mordred therefor I always thought as the illegitimate illegitimate son of Arthur. In The Warlord Cronicles it is different. Mordred, Arthurs half brother died, his pregant wife gave birth to a son, also called Mordred. Therefor Mordred in your story is Arthurs nephew. Also I have always thought of Tristan of being King Marks nephew, but in your books he is Marks Son. Just wondered why did you decide to change this? I know there are many differences of the mordern adaption of the story of Arthur and these are not the only differences in the trilogy, but just out of curiosity, why did you make little changes like these two? Totally not criticism, I love these books!
The Warlord Chronicles and The Saxon Stories are my favorite of your books, as I love both periods in British History. What period in time would you like to be born in? Congratulations on the OBE and I am eagerly awaiting the next in the Saxon Stories! Charlotte, Kent, England
Wikipedia is wrong.
Yes! There are all sorts of variants on these stories! Morgan is also depicted as Arthur's sister (and thus we have an interesting strand of incest in Camelot!), but I decided to adopt a slightly different route . . . . ditto Tristan. There really isn't one canonical or authoritative version, though I suppose most people would settle for Malory's account. I drew on some of the earliest sources, which are vague, contradictory and, in the end, confusing, and decided to confuse it further!.
I always say I want to be born after the invention of penicillin, but if I can take a few pills with me? Eliabethan London would be fun. The Regency? Probably the Regency. Arthur's Britain would be vile! And Saxon England not a lot better!