Jane Lindskold is a master at taking old concepts and writing in a whole new way. I've read this book over and over again with much enjoyment.
From the back of the book:
Wild, strange, and unpredictable, he is known as the Changer: the ultimate vagabond who slips in and out of myths and cultures, refusing to be pinned down to any one origin just as he refuses to be locked into any one shape--or name. Yet when a quest for vengeance forces him to shed animal form and seek out King Arthur, the Changer discovers that the darkest of dangers threaten the timeless realm. For Arthur's sworn enemies have risen once more to topple the king and spread chaos among humankind. The Changer himself will be the enemy's unwitting accomplice, unless he somehow stops the dreaded forces and diabolical powers threatening to destroy Arthur's kingdom--and all humanity.
This is probably my favorite book in the world, and has completley shifted my views on what "good" fiction should be. The book takes place in modern day America - King Arthur is living in a hacienda in New Mexico, USA, and the Changer happens to be enjoying life as a coyote in the nearby desert. Sasquatches communicate via internet chat rooms, and the Greek goddess Diana is King Arthur's personal assistant. It's a wild and wonderful premise, and Jane Lindskold pulls it off with amazing prose and a truly unique style. If you've never read anything by her, or if you normally shun Fantasy, please give this book a shot. It's *that* good!
American Indian myths meet King Arthur in a contemporary fantasy set in New Mexico.