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Friday, July 22, 2011

King Arthur Themed Books

I have recently found myself interested more in the King Arthur legends and was interested in what other novels there are out there - not only about him but the other characters of his time as well.  So I put together this list and thought that I would share it with you all.  Feel free to add others that you may have read in the comments or let me know which of these are good reads!

The Once and Future King – T. H. White
The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights – John Steinbeck
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain
Child of the Northern Spring – Persia Woolley (my review)
Queen of the Summer Stars – Persia Woolley
Guinevere: The Legend in Autumn – Persia Woolley
Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country – Rosalind Miles
The Knight of the Sacred Lake – Rosalind Miles
Child of the Holy Grail – Rosalind Miles
The Winter King – Bernard Cornwell
Enemy of God – Bernard Cornwell
Excalibur – Bernard Cornwell
Taliesin – Stephen Lawhead
Merlin – Stephen Lawhead
Arthur – Stephen Lawhead
Pendragon – Stephen Lawhead
Grail – Stephen Lawhead
Avalon – Stephen Lawhead
I Am Morgan le Fey – Nancy Springer
The Kingmaking – Helen Hollick
Pendragon’s Banner – Helen Hollick
Shadow of the King – Helen Hollick
Sons of Avalon, Merlin’s Prophesy – Dee Marie
Isolde, Queen of the Western Isle – Rosalind Miles
The Maid of the White Hands – Rosalind Miles
The Lady of the Sea – Rosalind Miles

Courtesy of Rebecca:

The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart
The Hollow Hills - Mary Stewart
The Last Enchantment - Mary Stewart
The Wicked Day - Mary Stewart
The Prince and the Pilgrim - Mary Stewart
Queen of Camelot - Nancy MacKenzie

Courtesy of Holly:

Gwenhwyfar - Mercedes Lackey
King Arthur: The Bloody Cup - M. K. Hume
King Arthur: Warrior of the West - M. K. Hume
King Arthur: Dragon's Child - M. K. Hume
Prophecy: A Clash of Kings - M. K. Hume
The Skystone - Jack Whyte
The Singing Sword - Jack Whyte
The Eagle's Brood - Jack Whyte
The Saxon Shore - Jack Whyte
The Fort at River's Bend - Jack Whyte
Metamorphosis: The Sorcerer - Jack Whyte
Uther - Jack Whyte
The Lance Thrower - Jack Whyte
The Eagle - Jack Whyte

Courtesy of English Rose:

The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper (YA)
Over Sea, Under Stone - Susan Cooper (YA)
Greenwitch - Susan Cooper (YA)
The Grey King - Susan Cooper (YA)
Silver on the Tree - Susan Cooper (YA)

Courtesy of Lieder Madchen:

Hawk of May - Gillian Bradshaw
Kingdom of Summer - Gillian Bradshaw
In Winter's Shadow - Gillian Bradshaw
The Squire's Tale - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf - Gerald Morris (YA)
Parsifal's Page - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Ballad of Sir Dinadin - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Princess, the Crone, and the Dung-Cart Knight - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Lioness and her Knight - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Quest of the Fair Unknown - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Squire's Quest - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Legend of the King - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Adventures of Givret the Short - Gerald Morris (YA)
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True - Gerald Morris (YA)
In Camelot's Shadow - Sarah Zettel
For Camelot's Honor - Sarah Zettel
Under Camelot's Banner - Sarah Zettel
Camelot's Blood - Sarah Zettel
The Killing Way - Tony Hays
The Divine Sacrifice - Tony Hays
The Beloved Dead - Tony Hays

Courtesy of xo.sorcha.ox:

Twilight of Avalon - Anna Elliott
Dark Moon of Avalon - Anna Elliott
Sunrise of Avalon - Anna Elliott
Dawn of Avalon - Anna Elliott
The Witch Queen's Secret - Anna Elliott

Thank you everyone for your suggestions!

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  1. Mary Stewart's Merlin trilogy (The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Last Enchantment)
    The Wicked Day - Mary Stewart
    Queen of Camelot - Nancy MacKenzie

    The Steinbeck was what got me interested in King Arthur as a kid. I definitely recommend it.

    I enjoyed, and would recommend, the Stephen Lawhead books.

    I never was able to get into the Rosaline Miles books.

    There's quite a few on this list that I haven't read and will need to check out. Thanks for posting!

  2. Read The Once and Future King in high school and remember liking it.
    Loved the Bernard Cornwell books! These were the 1st BC books I read which led me to his awesome Saxon Chronicles :)

    For additions to the list-I recently ran across a trilogy of Arthur books by M K Hume that look pretty good and added those to my WL.

    Also there is Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey and the Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte.

  3. Great list! I'll have to look thru my books for any recommendations -- and start adding yours to my TBR!!

  4. The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper is really goo - childrens/young adult, but still relly good.

  5. Excellent list, Heather. I have a few of these on my shelves - some read, some still waiting :-)

  6. Yup, you can call me a King Arthur fanatic! I have almost every book on that list. =O) I was thinking I didn't have the Nancy Springer book, but I checked my catalog and low and behold, there it was!

  7. Great list! I love King Arthur but I haven't read all of those. :) Some of my favorites are Hawk of May (and sequels, they are absolutely beautiful) by Gillian Bradshaw, the Squire's Tales series by Gerald Morris (technically for kids, but they are a lot of fun), Sarah Zettel's Camelot books and a series of Arthurian mysteries that I just discovered by Tony Hays.

  8. In agreement, excellent list! The Mary Stewart Merlin books are good too and ones you may want to add yto your list. I loved several series on the list; the Cornwell, Miles, and Hollick books are all great and favorites of mine. The Stephen Lawhead books are on my list but I haven't read them yet. I'm working my way through the Persia Woolley books now and enjoying them.

  9. Anna Elliott has a triology on the Trystan & Isolde myth (Twilight of Avalon, Dark Moon of Avalon, and Sunrise of Avalon). She's also written a short story on Arthur and Morgan, Dawn of Avalon, which is available from Amazon as a free download. She is passionate about Arthurian legend and history, and this is evident in her novels.

  10. Rebecca, English Rose, Lieder Madchen, Justbookreading.com - thanks for all of your recommendations!

    Holly - I have the Gwenhwyfar book on my shelf - I must have missed that one!

    xo.sorcha.ox - I can't believe I missed that series too! I recently added it to my wish list too!


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