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This page lists post-medieval fiction works, available from Amazon.com, including poetry and anthologies, based upon the Arthurian Legends. Audio books (cassette or CD) are included whenever available.

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain (Penguin Classics ed.) -- a classic, indeed! Audio cassette version read by Carl Reiner.

A Glastonbury Romance, John Cowper Powys -- currently out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

A Prince in Camelot, Courtway Jones, sequel to Witch of the North

A Touch of Camelot, Donna Grove -- out of print, but at last check, several people had listed used copies for sale.

Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, The, John Steinbeck -- an unfinished rendition, but still a worthwhile addition to any Arthurian collection

Arthur, Stephen R. Lawhead, sequel to Merlin. Audio cassette read by Frederick Davidson.

Arthurian Drama: An Anthology, ed. Alan Lupack -- currently out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Arthurian Poets series:

Arthurian Romance and Modern Poetry and Music, William A. Nitze

Avalon, Mary J. Jones

Avalon: The Return of King Arthur, Stephen Lawhead. Arthur returns in the 21st century. Also available in hardcover.

Beloved Exile, Parke Godwin, sequel to Firelord, concentrating on the events of Guinevere's life after Arthur's death. Currently out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Blessed Bastard: A Novel of Sir Galahad, Ruth Lehmann

Book of Merlyn, The, T.H. White (posthumous publication), sequel to The Once and Future King

Book of the Cauldron, The, Diana Paxson, sequel to The Book of the Spear.

Book of the Spear, The, Diana Paxson, sequel to The Hallowed Isle. Read my review of both these novels (the 2-in-1 edition) posted in Crescent Blues.

Book of the Stone, The, Diana Paxson, sequel to The Book of the Cauldron. These two books also are available in a 2-in-1 edition.

Broken Sword, The, Molly Cochran & Warren Murphy, sequel to The Forever King

Camelot 3000, Mike Barr, Richard Bruning, B. Boland -- illustrated tale of Arthur's return in the year 3000

Camelot Fantastic, Eds. Martin Greenberg & Lawrence Schimel. Warning: the Ian McDowell story contains language that may be offensive to some readers.

Camelot Regained: The Arthurian Revival and Tennyson, 1800-1849 (Arthurian Studies, Vol 21), Roger Simpson

Camelot The True Story, Michael Miller -- another novel created by recording what people (102, no less) say under the influence of "regression therapy," if you're into that sort of thing.

Chessboard Queen, The, Sharan Newman (reprint edition), sequel to Guinevere

Child of the Holy Grail, Rosalind Miles, sequel to Knight of the Sacred Lake.

Child of the Northern Spring, Persia Woolley -- currently out of print but perhaps someone has a used copy listed for sale.

Chronicles of the Holy Grail, The, Ed. Mike Ashley -- excellent anthology

Chronicles of the Round Table, The, Ed. Mike Ashley -- another excellent anthology

Crystal Cave, The, Mary Stewart, -- classic pre-medieval rendition of the Legends, this reprint features for cover art detail from the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry series. Also available in Library Binding, Large Print Hardcover, and Unabridged Audio editions

Dawnflight: The Legend of Guinevere, written by me, Kim Headlee!
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Demise of a Dragon, The, Harry Ewing

Dominion, Fred Saberhagen

Doom of Camelot, anthology edited by James Lowder. For more info, read my review in Crescent Blues e-zine.

Dragon and the Unicorn, The, A.A. Attanasio -- another one I haven't gotten to yet; guess I'd better get busy, huh?

Dragon in Lyonesse, The, Gordon Dickson -- this installment in Dickson's "Dragon Knight" series, about 20th-century mathematician Jim Ekert, who can transform himself into a dragon at will, has a distinctly Arthurian flair as Jim travels back to the 14th century and encounters Arthur and his knights. Roland Green of Booklist pronounces this book as "one of the series' best . . . distinguished by the humor arising out of the contrast between popular notions about the Middle Ages and its frequently grisly realities . . ." I am a long-time fan of this series, and plan to order my copy soon!

Dragon Lord, The, David Drake

Dragon Queen, The, Alice Borchardt

Eagle and the Sword, The, A.A. Attanasio, sequel to The Dragon and the Unicorn.

Eagles' Brood, The, Jack Whyte -- sequel to The Singing Sword. Also available in hardcover.

Enemy of God, Bernard Cornwell, sequel to The Winter King.

Excalibur, Bernard Cornwell, sequel to Enemy of God.

Exiled from Camelot, Cherith Baldry

Faerie Queen, The, Edmund Spencer, a classic Arthurian poem.

Firelord, Parke Godwin -- ranks up there with Mary Stewart's early Arthurian works as my all-time favorite 20th Century Arthuriana! Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

First Knight, Elizabeth Chadwick -- movie tie-in. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Forest House, The, Marion Zimmer Bradley

Forever King, The, Molly Cochran & Warren Murphy -- another candidate in my to-read pile

Fort at River's Bend, The, Jack Whyte -- sequel to The Saxon Shore. Also available in hardcover and Library Binding editions.

From Isles of Dream: Visionary Stories and Poems of the Celtic Renaissance, ed. John Matthews

Gawain and Lady Green, Anne Eliot Crompton -- out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Grail, Stephen Lawhead, sequel (sort of) to Pendragon -- another tome in my ever-growing to-read pile

Grail Tree, The, Jonathan Gash -- out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale. Other editions: large print and paperback reprint.

Guardian of the Balance, Irene Radford, first in the "Merlin's Descendants" series. Also available in hardcover.

Guardian of the Trust, Irene Radford, sequel to Guardian of the Balance. Also available in hardcover.

Guardian of the Vision, Irene Radford, sequel to Guardian of the Trust. Also available in hardcover.

Guenevere: Queen of the Summer Country, Rosalind Miles. First installment of a planned trilogy, although the other volumes only seem to be available via Amazon.co.uk.

Guinevere, Sharan Newman (reprint edition, with a detail from Herbert Draper's gorgeous painting Lancelot and Guinevere on the cover)

Guinevere, Laurel Phelan

Guinevere: The Legend in Autumn, Persia Woolley, sequel to Queen of the Summer Stars -- currently out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Guinevere and Lancelot and Others, Arthur MacHen

Guinvere Evermore, Sharan Newman (reprint edition, with a detail from William Morris' Guinevere on the cover), sequel to The Chessboard Queen.

Hollow Hills, The, Mary Stewart, sequel to The Crystal Cave -- classic pre-medieval rendition of the Legends, this reprint features for cover art detail from the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry series. This book was what caused me to fall in love with the "historical" King Arthur, way back when it was first released!

Idylls of the King, Sir Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- a classic Victorian work

Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems, Sir Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Idylls of the Queen, Phyllis Ann Karr -- delightful murder-mystery take on the poisoned-apple incident; out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

In the Shadow of the Oak King, Courtway Jones -- out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Isaac Asimov's Camelot, Ed. Gardner Dozois, anthology of Arthurian stories reprinted from Azimov's Science Fiction magazine

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice, James Branch Cabell

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Roger Lancelyn Green, a classic retelling.

King Arthur and the Legends of Camelot, Molly Perham -- out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

King Arthur Pendragon: Epic Roleplaying in Legendary Britain, Greg Stafford -- out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

King Arthur's Return: Legends of the Round Table and Holy Grail Retraced, Helena Patterson -- illustrated

Kingdom of the Grail, Judith Tarr

Kingmaking, The, Helen Hollick -- portrays a relatively strong Gwenhwyfar, and an Arthur I certainly wouldn't want to meet alone in a dark alley! <g> -- out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Kinsmen of the Grail, Dorothy James

Knight of the Sacred Lake, The, Rosalind Miles, sequel to Guenevere.

Knights, Deirdre Headon, illustrated anthology

Lady of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley, sequel to The Forest House. Also available in hardcover, and on audio cassette read by Davina Porter. Both this book and The Forest House predate the chronology depicted in Bradley's earlier book, The Mists of Avalon.

Lancelot du Lethe, J. Robert King (sorry, but "lethe" reminds me of the Spanish word "leche", or "milk", which is a rather unfortunate association for the World's Greatest Knight)

Lancelot's Crystal, a 3-novella anthology by Marti Phillips. An Amazon reader gives it 5 stars and writes, "Three novels in one book that has cross genre appeal for readers of Time travel, Fantasy and Medieval romance set cleverly around the Arthurian legend."

Last Enchantment, The, Mary Stewart, sequel to The Hollow Hills -- classic pre-medieval rendition of the Legends, this reprint features for cover art detail from the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry series ("Sight," I think, but it's tough to make out from the GIF -- buy the book and <ahem!> see for yourself!) Also available on audio cassette.

Last Pendragon, The, Robert Rice; out of print but perhaps someone has a used copy for sale.

Le Morte d'Avalon, J. Robert King

Legend of Arthur in British and American Literature, The, Jennifer Goodman -- a commentary on Arthurian literature written from before Malory to the late 1980s.

Looking for Arthur: A Once and Future Travelogue, Richard Leviton

Mad Merlin, J. Robert King

Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends, The, Ed. Mike Ashley -- anthology

Mark Twain in the Margins: The Quarry Farm Marginalia and a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Joe B. Fulton

Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy -- 3-in-one hardback edition of The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, and The Last Enchantment, with exquisite Tim Hildebrandt cover art; an excellent value!

Merlin, Stephen Lawhead, sequel to Taliesin. Audio cassette narrated by Frederick Davidson.

Merlin anthology, Ed. Martin H. Greenberg

Merlin and Company, Alvaro Cunqueiro

Merlin: The Shooting Script -- of the April, 1998 NBC miniseries, "Merlin," winner of four Emmy awards (makeup, costume design, special visual effects, and art direction).

Merlin: Wizard of the Dark Ages: Unrecorded Exploits, Norman Koch -- out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale

Merlin's Daughters: Contemporary Women Writers of Fantasy (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy, 23), Charlotte Spivack

Merlin's Harp, Anne Eliot Crompton -- out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale

Merlin's Kin: World Tales of the Heroic Magician, Josepha Sherman, a wonderful storyteller and a dear friend! Also available in hardcover.

Merlin's Legacy series, by Quinn Taylor Evans

Mists of Avalon, The, Marion Zimmer Bradley. Also available on audio cassette from Time Warner (abridged).
    "...I made my Guinivere [sic] a conventional woman and...influenced by the medieval view, I made her the perfect Christian woman...I saw Guinivere as Lancelot's romantic queen, and of course any woman who bought into the romance trips, as Guinivere did, couldn't be anything but a ninny. [Parke Godwin's] Guenevere is my Morgaine; the educated and intelligent woman who could have, and should have been Arthur's co-queen, and far more intelligent than he ever was. As I saw it...they married Arthur off to this little ninny because she had a dowry of a hundred knights; that was how Arthur saw her, though he tried to make her take more responsibility, but that was how Guinivere saw herself. She was intended as a foil for Morgaine; the educated pagan woman against the perfect Christian queen." Marion Zimmer Bradley in "The Road to Camelot," a dialogue with Parke Godwin printed in Mike Ashley's Chronicles of the Round Table.

Modern Arthurian Literature: An Anthology of English and American Arthuriana from the Renaissance to the Present, ed. Alan Lupack

Once and Future King, The, T.H. White -- classic pre-WWII story of the rise and fall of Arthur's realm, sequel to The Sword in the Stone. Also available: Cliff Notes.

One Knight Only, Peter David

Out of Avalon: Tales of Old Magic and New Myths, Jennifer Roberson -- an anthology of stories by authors such as Diana Gabaldon, Judith Tarr, Mike Resnick, Laura Resnick, and Rosemary Edghill.

Pendragon, Stephen Lawhead, sequel (sort of) to Arthur -- I have it, but haven't had a chance to read it yet, alas.

Pendragon's Banner, Helen Hollick, sequel to The Kingmaking -- next on my to-read list. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Percival and the Presence of God, Jim Hunter

Percival's Angel, Anne Eliot Crompton

Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages, John Cowper Powys; out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Prince and the Pilgrim, Mary Stewart -- a tangential Arthurian tale that takes the reader back and forth from Britain to Jerusalem and France.

Prince Valiant series, by Hal Foster
Many volumes are, alas, out of print -- but someone may be listing a used copy for sale.

Prince Arn's Exploit by Hal Foster

Prince Valiant and the Three Challenges by Hal Foster -- out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

A Prince Valiant Companion, compiled by Hal Foster, et al. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Prince Valiant: An American Epic, compilation of the comics -- Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3.

Queen of the Summer Stars, Persia Woolley, sequel to Child of the Northern Spring; out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Queen's Champion: The Legend of Lancelot Retold, Chris Newport -- illustrated

Reclamation of a Queen: Guinevere in Modern Fantasy, Barbara Ann Gordon-Wise

Return to Avalon: A Celebration of Marion Zimmer Bradley -- anthology edited by Jennifer Roberson. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Road to Avalon, Joan Wolf -- one of the better written Arthurian novels in recent years, although I personally didn't agree with its premise. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy of sale. I was extremely fortunate to meet Ms. Wolf at a writers' conference (July 2000), and no way will I part with the first-edition copy she signed for me!

Road to Camelot, The, an anthology by Marti Phillips

Roar: A Novel, Sean Kiernan -- media tie-in to the short-lived and historically inaccurate but lavishly produced 1998 FOX TV series; Amazon.com customers seem to love this book. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Roar: The Cauldron, Sean Kiernan -- sequel to Roar: A Novel, also beloved of Amazon.com customers, and also out of print.

Romance of Arthur III: An Anthology, James Wilhelm

Romance of Tristan and Iseult, The, Joseph Bedier, translated by Hilaire Belloc

Saxon Shore, The, Jack Whyte -- sequel to The Eagles' Brood

Serpent and the Grail, The, A.A. Attanasio, sequel to The Wolf and the Crown.

Shadow of the King, Helen Hollick, sequel to Pendragon's Banner. Out of print but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Singing Sword, The, Jack Whyte -- sequel to The Skystone.

Skystone, The, Jack Whyte

Small World: An Academic Romance, David Lodge. An Amazon.com reader writes, "Links with the works of T.S Eliot, classical mythology and Arthurian legend are evident enough to be credibly acknowleged, yet subtle enough to be overlooked by the more casual reader. And it is incredibly funny!"

Story of King Arthur and His Knights, The, Howard Pyle -- reissue of this lavishly illustrated classic

Sword At Sunset, Rosemary Sutcliff -- another of my all-time favorites! Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Sword in the Stone, The, T.H. White -- classic pre-WWII story of young Arthur

Tales of the Celtic Otherworld, John Matthews & Ian Daniels. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Taliesin, Stephen Lawhead, a fanciful tale linking ancient Atlantis with Celtic Britain. Audio cassette.

The Camelot Chronicles: Heroic Adventures from the Time of King Arthur, Ed. Mike Ashley -- anthology

The Child Queen: The Tale of Guinevere and King Arthur, Nancy McKenzie -- I have it, but it's still in my to-read pile. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History, John M. Ford; out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

The Hallowed Isle: The Book of the Sword, Diana Paxson. First installment of a planned tetrology.

The High Queen: The Tale of Guinevere and King Arthur Continues, Nancy McKenzie, sequel to The Child Queen -- this one's buried underneath its prequel in my to-read pile. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis, Clemence Housman -- reprint edition of a 1905 classic work

The Lovers: The Legend of Trystan & Yseult, Parke Godwin & Kate Hawks

The Return From Avalon: A Study of the Arthurian Legend in Modern Fiction, Raymond Thompson

The Return of King Arthur: British and American Arthurian Literature Since 1900 (commentary), Beverley Taylor & Elisabeth Brewer

The Return of King Arthur and the Nibelungen: National Myth in Nineteenth-Century English and German Literature, Maike Oergel

The Road to Camelot:Lancelot's Crystal, Marti Phillips

The Road to Camelot:Lancelot's Legacy, Marti Phillips

The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis, Jack Whyte, sequel to The Fort At River's Bend.

Uther, Jack Whyte, sequel to The Sorcerer. Also available in hardcover.

War in Heaven, Charles Williams. Amazon.com writes, "Here Williams gives a contemporary setting to the traditional story of the Search for the Holy Grail. Examining the distinction betwen magic and religion, War in Heaven is an eerily disturbing book, one that graphically portays a metaphysical journey through the shadowy crevices of the human mind."

Wicked Day, The, Mary Stewart, sequel (sort of) to The Last Enchantment, this reprint features cover art detail from the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry series.

Winter King, The, Bernard Cornwell

Witch of the North, Courtway Jones, sequel to In the Shadow of the Oak King -- currently out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Within the Hollow Hills: An Anthology of New Celtic Writing, ed. John Matthews

The Wolf and the Crown, A.A. Attanasio, sequel to The Eagle and the Sword.



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