May 22, 2017 the welsh masterpiece, the mabinogion, is dated to around this time c. A magical map, the key to finding the grail, a source of power used to fight the forces of evil known as the dark. I want to add some other authors who wrotewrite about king arthur and merlin in different ways. Loosely based on the epic poem by edmund spencer, this series is sure to appeal to arthurian fanatics and readers of ya fantasy alike. Preeminent among these was alfred lord tennyson, whose first arthurian poem, the lady of shalott, was published in 1832. The arthuriad offers brief studies and resource books relating to some of the more obscure but interesting aspects of the medieval and later legend. In her new role, she will bring to life nimue from tom wheeler and frank millers cursed. My love of arthurian legend comes out pretty solidly in my articles, but if youre on the same page as i am and love a medieval tale of knights and their ladies fair, the mists of avalon will fill.
Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. List of works based on arthurian legends wikipedia. Medieval writers, especially the french, variously treated stories of arthurs birth, the adventures of his knights, and the adulterous love between. I am mordred and i am morgan le fay are two young adult novels about the two often misunderstood characters. The first two books contain a reimaging of the arthurian legend. A relative visiting from britain brought me a puffin paperback edition of roger lancelyn greens king arthur and his knights of the round table originally published 1953. The book blast is for the middle grade books, based on arthurian legend, young knights of the round table and guinevere. The details of arthurs story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians. In a fun and adventurous twist on the classic arthurian legend, join the lady of the lake, nimue, as. June is part of the wealthier districts of the republic, while day is a wanted criminal who is.
A guide to the arthurian fantasy subgenre and arthurian fantasy book. Sir galahad arthurian legend the most virtuous knight of the round table. Nov 20, 2019 this list of king arthur books includes retellings of the arthurian legends as told by sir thomas malory in his le morte darthur, as well as original titles which draw upon some of its elements. However, some books, like those of the young adult genre, tend to focus on the. May 29, 2010 my favourite that ive read is here lies arthur by philip reeve. Tapestry showing arthur as one of the nine worthies, wearing a coat of arms often attributed to him c. Arthur, merlin, guenivere, lancelot, mordred riffs on them all. The following is a list of characters with descriptions. Arthurian legend definition, summary, characters, books. Arthurian legend kids britannica kids homework help. We have multiple series that will become part of the arthurian legends universe, but for now, we have one.
What are some good books based on the arthurian legends. Tracing the fascinating and complex development of that myth in outstanding literature, this course will introduce the medieval history, tradition, prose and poetry of the arthurian legend, as it appears in historical chronicle, narrative romance, erotic and religious versions. Two of the tales, especially, would lend themselves. King arthur is a legendary british leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries, who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of britain against saxon invaders in the early 6th century. Dec 10, 2015 my love of arthurian legend comes out pretty solidly in my articles, but if youre on the same page as i am and love a medieval tale of knights and their ladies fair, the mists of avalon will fill. Malory compiled and translated the stories from french texts. That specific rank of warrior didnt exist within her army. No one knows exactly where the legends originated from or whether arthur was based on a real king.
Later, in the middle ages, authors in britain and france began to write them down. Lugodocs summary of book 10 odd tales the joust at the castle of the hard rock, continued and although tristram told him who the shield was from, he would not reveal his own name, puncturing both king arthur himself and sir uwaine when they became too suspicious. Coe and simon young, the celtic sources for the arthurian legendllanerch 1995 order here which gives both texts and translation. Coe and simon young, the celtic sources for the arthurian legend llanerch 1995 order here which gives both texts and translation. The arthurian legend is a group of stories about arthur, a legendary king in ancient britain.
Only really just got into reading seriously, and have just finished the dark tower series. Katherine langfords post reasons why project follows her to another ya universe. June is part of the wealthier districts of the republic, while day is a wanted criminal who is thought to have ended the life of junes brother. The arthurian resources section of this website was founded in 1998 and is concerned with current research into the early arthurian legend, especially its welsh manifestations.
Its no surprise that authors are thrilled to reimagine these tales in a modern way. Arthur related teen and juvenile fiction king arthur libguides. Hi rfantasy, i was wondering if there are any modern, novel, or unique takes on the familiar story and legend of king arthur. Cursed promises to be a new take on arthurian legend, with the story taking place from the perspective of nimue, who is destined to become the lady of the lake.
This is quite simply one of the most influential books ever printed and serves as the basis for todays interpretation of the legend. This delineation is made out of necessity for the amount of modern. The rowan tree, a political novel that casts the arthurian legend in a modern historical setting. There i said it and i love to read allthings arthur. In a fun and adventurous twist on the classic arthurian legend, join the lady of the lake, nimue, as her life changes when she gets her hands on a.
Despite the toll decades of rereading have taken on that books covers and spine, it sits proudly on my shelf, one of the. The arthurian legend features many characters, including the knights of the round table and members of king arthurs family. A variety of other material and information relating. There are many different versions of the stories that make up the arthurian legend. This renewed interest first made itself felt in 1816, when malorys le morte darthur was reprinted for the first time since 1634. Its a little bit of a twist of the old legends but its amazing and haunts you for ages after youve read it. Ya book to movietv adaptations coming in 2020 ya books. Depending on your standards, mark twains book marks the first king arthur based science fiction tale. Based upon celtic, english and arthurian legend, the dark is rising sequence begins with over sea, under stone. Arthurian notes and queries contains fairly detailed and fullyreferenced articles and essays on the welsh arthurian legend, which are made freely available online. This list of king arthur books includes retellings of the arthurian legends as told by sir thomas malory in his le morte darthur, as well as original titles which draw upon some of its elements. Initially the medieval arthurian legends were of particular interest to poets. But the stories have remained a part of western literature for centuries.
Ya books central explore young adult book releases and. Ghost king 1988, last sword of power 1988, the entire series deals with the stones of power, also known as the sipstrassi. Arthurian legend tells the stories of arthur pendragon, a fictional british king who was the sovereign of the knights of the round table. See more ideas about my books, books and books to read. Ya books central explore young adult book releases and read. Apr 20, 2020 arthurian legend tells the stories of arthur pendragon, a fictional british king who was the sovereign of the knights of the round table. A bibliographic guide to welsh arthurian literature and a gazetteer of arthurian onomastic and topographic folklore represent detailed. Camlan arthurian legend the battlefield where king arthur was mortally wounded camelot arthurian legend the capital of king arthurs kingdom. The arthurian legend in medieval welsh literature, by rachel bromwich, u. Celia sand and her best friend, anya burtoni, are inklings for the esteemed. What are the best books on the legend of merlin and king. Higham, king arthur, mythmaking and history routledge, 2002, and in n. They guessed that if a king arthur had truly lived, it would have been around the 6th century ad.
Check out our giveaways and exclusive cover reveals for the latest in ya releases. The details of arthurs story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and modern historians generally agree that he is unhistorical. I just finished putting together a lengthy arthurian reading list including sections fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, scifi, romance, mystery, graphic, short story collections, ya with additional sections of series versus singles. Arthurian legends contain tales and knightly romances from geoffrey of monmouth to sir thomas malory. Lately, there have been a lot of arthurian legends popping up. The details of arthurs story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and modern. The literary development of the arthurian legend ancient. Arthurian legend, the body of stories and medieval romances centering on the legendary king arthur. Song of susannah 6 the dark tower, book 6 the wind through the keyhole. Anyone have any recommendations for modern books based around arthurian legend. For my recent academic publications that deal with various aspects of the arthurian legend, see the recent publications section in the menu to the left. But, theres a reason this time period is known as the dark ages. It is based on the king arthur legend as adapted from the t. But if youre the kind of reader who loves a fighter with a strong moral compass, willing to go to the ends of the earth to protect her family and her country, than you need to read the magnolia sword.
Legend is the first book in a trilogy by author marie lu the novel is based in a dystopian future and centers around two fifteenyearolds named june iparis and day. Ya books with arthurian legend 104 books goodreads. At the encyclopaedia mythica, we will endeavor to present current scholarship on arthurian matters that deals with the historical and archaeological aspects of the field in addition to the literature that formed the legend from the welsh triads to sir thomas malory. Arthurian legend books we have multiple series that will become part of the arthurian legends universe, but for now, we have one. King arthur was a legendary british leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of britain against saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. A ballad of mulan, by sherry thomas okay, mulan isnt exactly a knight. Their names often differ from version to version and from language to language. Medieval writers, especially the french, variously treated stories of arthurs birth, the adventures of his knights, and the adulterous love between his knight sir lancelot and his queen, guinevere. As poems and stories about king arthur continued to proliferate, the only thing historians noticed was that the chronicles the monarch was said to be based on were noticeably missing. Mar 17, 2020 based upon celtic, english and arthurian legend, the dark is rising sequence begins with over sea, under stone.681 786 65 1002 1476 573 1362 379 337 1419 1044 1189 461 652 814 1311 1423 437 398 1066 388 973 804 374 981 234 746 54 589 1431 200 1029 113 894 896 410 1442 152 1236