Arthurian

B+
Dawnflight

Dawnflight tells the story of how Guinevere and Arthur met. Only this isn't the Guinevere of legend. She is Gyanhumara (Gyan), the chieftainess of a fierce Pictish clan. Unlike the Brytoni women, Gyan wears clan tattoos and knows how to use a sword. To fulfill a treaty, Gyan must marry Urien, the ...

C-
The Lovers: The Legend of Trystan and Yseult

I have to admit, before I read The Lovers: The Legend of Trystan and Yseult I knew nothing about the legend of Trystan and Yseult (perhaps better known as Tristan and Isolde). After I read the book, I still knew nothing about the legend of Trystan and Yseult, because this meandering book isn't actua ...

C+
One Perfect Knight

One Perfect Knight is a sugary confection of charm and quirky humor. It is a time travel, but we travel more to Fantasyland, than to a time past. We move back and forth between the present and King Arthur's Camelot - a Camelot that is more of a kissing cousin to Technicolor musical movies than to th ...

C
One Perfect Knight

The story of Camelot has many variants. Judith O’Brien gives us her version in One Perfect Knight. A magical and imaginative version to be sure. I was impressed with much of the creativity that went in to this book, but the romance doesn’t hold up as well. Julie is a senior executive at an ad ...

B
The Book of the Sword

For a good many years, I have been unable to read or think about the story of King Arthur without some prose or action calling to mind Disney's The Sword in the Stone, Excalibur, or Monty Python. I cannot help but respect an author who can bring fresh life to this timeless legend. Diana L. Paxson ha ...

A
Child of the Northern Spring

I discovered Persia Woolley by accident about six years ago, before I even dreamed of writing a novel of my own. A small notice appeared in the local Valley Press announcing publication of a trilogy of historical novels published by Poseidon Press. I went out and bought the first book, Guinevere tri ...

A
Merlin's Legacy: Daughter of Fire

Wow, what a great read! If you're looking for a spellbinding, entertaining, top-notch medieval that not only focuses of the love between a knight and his lady, but rushes headlong into battle against the forces of evil as well, look no further! Vivian of Amesbury (yes, she's a Saxon) is Merlin's ...