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Publication Order of Camulod Chronicles Books

The Skystone / War of the Celts (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Singing Sword / The Round Table (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eagles' Brood / Merlyn (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saxon Shore / Excalibur (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fort at River's Bend / The Boy King (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Metamorphosis / The Sorcerer (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uther / Pendragon (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lance Thrower / Clothar The Frank / Lancelot (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eagle / The Last Stand (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning Stone (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chronologically, read The Burning Stone first.

Publication Order of Templar Trilogy Books

Knights of the Black and White (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standard of Honor (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Order in Chaos (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guardians Trilogy Books

The Forest Laird / Rebel (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robert the Bruce / The Renegade / Resistance (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uprising / The Guardian (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Forty Years in Canada: A Memoir (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jack Whyte was one of the popular novelist of the historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction genres. He was of Scottish-Canadian descent and was born on January 01, 1939 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, The United Kingdom. He passed in February 2021.

Author Whyte spent his growing years in Scotland, but moved to Canada in the year 1967. The major work for which author Whyte is mainly popular for till date is a series of historical books which retell the stories of King Arthur, set against the backdrop of the Roman Britain. His version of the depiction of the popular legend of King Arthur makes use of magic to explain how he ascended to his throne and became a powerful man in all over Europe. The main plots of the series written by author Whyte rely on the historical condition of the post-Roman Britain with the help of some artistic license, and supports the popular theory that King Arthur was destined to counter attack the attack the anarchy that was left by the departure of the Romans from Britain during 410 AD.

Various other novels in the historical series written by author Jack also depict how the subsequent invasion and colonization of Britain took place numerous people from the Northwestern Europe, such as the Jutes, Angles, Saxons, and Franks. Author Whyte has made use of the traditional Arthurian events, places, and names, in Latin or Gaelic form, along with the numerous historical figures’ names which have been suggested to be the possible basis of the original legend of King Arthur. Many critics believe that the version of history described by author Whyte is actually the true story which has been distorted and changed somewhat over the years to make it look like the stories and legend of the magic, as known to most of the people today related to King Arthur’s legend. The series is based on King Arthur has been released all over the world and is known 3 different names.

In the United States, it is called as the Camulod Chronicles, in Canada it is titled as A Dream of Eagles, whereas in Great Britain, it was republished under the name Legends of Camelot. Other than writing historical fiction books in his writing career, author Whyte also served as the bard in the official The Calgary Highlanders. He even performed a few tracks of song and poetry on the recording of the 1990 Regimental Drums and Pipes of The Calgary Highlanders known as the Eighty Years of Glory. Before going on to become a noteworthy author of the historical fiction genre, author Whyte completed his education from France and England. Then he shifted to Canada in search of employment. The first job that he got was of an English teacher in a high school in Canada. Whyte continued with this job for a period of one year and then shifted his focus towards numerous other professions like singing, acting, music, and as an entertainer. The latter was the only job that he followed in his life in one form or the other for around 20 years.

The Camulod Chronicles series written by author Jack Whyte consists of 9 books in total published between the years 1992 and 2004. One of the books in the series titled Uther serves as the companion to the initial 6 books in the series, whereas the last couple of books constitutes a mini series called The Golden Eagle. ‘The Skystone’ was the first book in The Camulod Chronicles series that was published in the year 1992. It was released by the Tor Book publishers. The plot of this book shows how to find a different approach to a story that is already popular in the English language. With this novel, author Whyte has taken a great step backward to the older days of the rule of the Roman Empire in Britain in order to retell the stories of the Arthurian saga in his own style. The story is set between the first invasion of the Hadrian’s Wall and the days of the legendary King Arthur. The main character of the book is depicted in the form of Publius Varrus, who was the last legionnaire of Britain. He is depicted as a common man having some aristocratic friends. Author Whyte has described Publius Varrus as a successful ironsmith and a soldier. Soon, the Romans begin to crumble around Britain slowly and Publius gets involved in some personal and political vendetta. With the help of his friends, he becomes successful in establishing a refuge in the form of a valley in order to keep the old virtues of the Romans alive and avoid the many faults of the empire. Overall, the novel proves to be a fine description of Roman history and shows the details of everyday life during the 4th century Britain. Author Whyte has made some allusions to the original details of the legends of the Arthurian era until Publius Varrus comes in contact with a stone, a sword, a lake, and a Celtic tribe known as Pendragon.

The novel that followed the debut novel of The Camulod Chronicles series was published under the title ‘The Singing Sword’. This book was released by the Forge Book publishers in the year 1994. At the beginning of the novel, author Whyte has shown that the usual legend of King Arthur is known to everyone. People know that Arthur fought for justice against the cruel forces. His father named Uther took a kingdom out chaos during the fall of the Roman Empire, and the fact the greatest king of England drew the sword Excalibur from the stone. But, author Whyte has said that the original legend of King Arthur does not tell the whole story. Therefore, he has very well described the despairing soldiers of Rome who were left abandoned by the empire. In such difficult situations, the soldiers were left with the choice of going back home or creating one last hold against the onslaughters of the east and north. In the later parts of the book, Publius Varrus is described as the great-grandfather of King Arthur, who was a great warrior. He shed his own blood to lay the foundation of reborn empire. Author Whyte has also described the story of Publius’s wife named Luceiia, who was a fierce beauty who fought for her passion for honor and the law.

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5 Responses to “Jack Whyte”

  1. Don Hinsche: 4 weeks ago

    Did Mr. Whyte only have time to write the Burning Stone because it looked as if it could have been a three novel set or more? Mr. Jack Whyte was a great write and he will be missed. His Scottish ancestry and knowledge always made feel like I was there. My condolences to Mrs. Bevery Whyte, I still will read his books at least once a year and I am looking for the Hard cover First Editions to pass on to my children. Prosper and Long.Life Mrs. Beverly Whyte.
    Donald A. Hinsche

  2. HELEN MCINTOSH: 4 months ago

    I am trying to find a copy of Jack Whyte’s inspiring poem, ABRAHAM’S EVE. I wish I could have been present at his wonderful tribute to ROBERT BURNS–RANTIN’,
    Thank you,
    Helen McIntosh {United Empire Loyalist}

  3. Daniel Feltham-Lauzon: 4 months ago

    I have just finished The Eagle and I was so looking forward to have more content on Arthur. Although Lancelot is a great character. When will Whyte publish a book which brings us in more intimacy with Arthur !!??

    • Sam: 1 month ago

      Are you not aware that Mr. Whyte died in Feb. 2021?

  4. Carrie Rose Douglas: 2 years ago

    I am enjoying Jack Whyte’s books…but the numerous overlap in titles confuse me. Also I don’t see The Burning Stone in your list.


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