In the best Arthurian tradition, Robin Lister draws on a wide range of sources in this brilliant retelling of a great legend. He begins with the wizard Merlin's story, which sets the scene for the arrival of Arthur. After Arthur has pulled the sword from the stone, he is crowned king and the Fellowship of the Round Table is formed at Camelot. Then the famous events begin to unfold: the doomed love of Lancelot and Guinevere, the quest for the Holy Grail, the treachery of Morgan le Fay, and finally Arthur's defeat in battle and his departure for Avalon.
Inspired by the grandeur of the legend, Alan Baker's evocative illustrations conjure up all the magic and power of this ancient story.
A dramatically illustrated retelling that will delight enthusiast, and captivate young readers discovering this magical tale for the first time.
Did you find this review helpful?