The King Arthur Trilogy

Publisher: Vintage Children's Classics

Review

One volume combines Rosemary Sutcliffe's three classic books2 about King Arthur and his knights. Beginning before Arthur's birth and ending with the disintegration of the brotherhood of the Round Table, this mystical retelling of the ancient legends takes readers on a magical journey through the England of the Dark Ages. The story of the Sword in the Stone and of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight may already be familiar to young readers but how many will know the tragic tale of Tristan and Iseult or recognise Beaumains the Kitchen Knight? Positively bursting with heroic quests, damsels in distress and chivalrous deeds, along with a fair smattering of magic, courtesy of Merlin and the Lady of the Lake, this is an ideal introduction to the Arthurian stories from a respected author whose work has stood the test of time.

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