Based on Arthurian Legends

King Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, and Lancelot are all familiar characters, inspiring numerous retellings and reimaginings of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. These are a few to get you started.
Updated September 19, 2022
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The mists of Avalon
Bradley, Marion Zimmer.
In huge, enthralling novel, the legend of King Arthur is for the first time told through the lives, the visions, and the perceptions of the women central to it. There is Morgaine, sworn to keep the old goddess religion alive, even if it means fighting a deadly battle against her beloved brother...
The once and future king
White, T. H.
T. H. White's masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.   Once upon a time, a young boy called "Wart" was...
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court
Twain, Mark
Over sea, under stone
Cooper, Susan
The first volume of Susan Cooper's brilliant and absorbing fantasy series, The Dark Is Rising. On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more...
The crystal cave
Stewart, Mary
The buried giant
Ishiguro, Kazuo
From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day   The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl...
The winter king a novel of Arthur
Cornwell, Bernard.
Lawhead, Steve.
This is the adventure love story of Charis, princess from Atlantis, who escapes the terrible devastation of her land, and of Taliesin, the fabled seer and Druid prince.
King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table
Green, Roger Lancelyn.
Retold out of the old romances, this collection of Arthurian tales endeavors to make each adventure--"The Quest for the Round Table, " "The First Quest of Sir Lancelot, " "How the Holy Grail Came to Camelot, " and so forth--part of a fixed pattern that effectively presents the whole story, as it...
Avalon High
Meg Cabot
This New York Times bestselling hit from Meg Cabot mixes the wit of the Princess Diaries with a supernatural twist on the Arthurian legend. Ellie's thrilled to meet Will, the star football player whose popularity at her new school is almost legendary. Yet as she gets to know Will better,...
The lost years of Merlin
Barron, T. A.
In this marvelous saga, bestselling fantasy author T.A. Barron spins a tale of courage and daring, friendship and love, that will live, like Merlin, forever in readers' hearts. Writers as diverse as Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis, and Mary Stewart have recounted the adventures of the mythical wizard Merlin...
Deonn, Tracy
An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn's YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of...
The fall of Arthur
Tolkien, J. R. R.
New York Times bestseller "An incomplete but highly compelling retelling . . . An action-packed, doom-haunted saga, full of vivid natural description."--New York Times Book Review The Fall of Arthur recounts in verse the last campaign of King Arthur, who, even as he...
Once & future
Capetta, Amy Rose
King Arthur as you've never seen her! This bold, sizzling YA novel reimagines the Once and Future King as a teenage girl determined to save the universe from an evil curse.   My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution...
Gwenhwyfar : the white spirit
Lackey, Mercedes.
The bestselling author of the Valdemar novels pens a classic tale about King Arthur's legendary queen. Gwenhwyfar moves in a world where gods walk among their pagan worshipers, where nebulous visions warn of future perils, and where there are two paths for a woman: the...
The other Merlin
Schneider, Robyn
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR! - Publishers Weekly "Simultaneously heart-pounding and hilarious, Robyn Schneider gives us a veritable romp through Camelot fueled by adventure and romance." -Kerri Maniscalco, #1 NYT bestselling author of The...

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