The Pendragon Chronicles Author:Mike Ashley (Editor) Anthology of 16 heroic fantasies from the time of King Arthur, with introductory Arthurian material by the editor, Mike Ashley. Each story or short novel is from the magical world of Arthurian legend -- each one a masterpiece. — The story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring and powerful myths that the wes... more »tern world has created. For centuries it has inspired tales of heroism, romance and tragedy. In this volume, Mike Ashley presents a varied selection of the best contemporary short novels and stories that rework the timeless legend, from John Steinbeck's modern rendition of "The Knight with Two Swords" (from Malory's "Morte d' Arthur") to Andre Norton's historical fanstasy, "Artos, Son of Marius".
In addition to the stories, editor Mike Ashley has appended a helpful guide to Arthurian names and characters as well as a survey of the growth of Arthurian fiction and a bibliography, "100 Years of Arthurian Fiction".
Introduction: Mike Ashley
Dramatis Personae: Mike Ashley
Chief Dragon of the Island: Joy Chant
The Dragon's Boy: Jane Yolen
The Knight with Two Swords: John Steinbeck
Morte d'Alain: An Unrecorded Idyll of the King: Maxey Brooke
King's Man: Sasha Miller
Sir Percivale of Wales: Roger Lancelyn Green
For to Achieve Your Adventure: Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The King's Damosel: Vera Chapman
The Lady of the Fountain [from The Mabinogion]: Anon.
Buried Silver [from Bard]: Keith Taylor
Jaufry the Knight and the Fair Brunissende: Anon.
Son of the Morning [Mordred mac Lot]: Ian McDowell
The Lady of Elec: Phyllis Ann Karr
Artos, Son of Marius [from Dragon Magic]: Andre Norton
An Entry that Did Not Appear in Domesday Book: John Brunner
Midnight, Moonlight, and the Secret of the Sea: Darrell Schweitzer
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