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
Marion Zimmer Bradley
The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. "A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement."--The New York Times Book Review In Marion...
The Once and Future King
T. H. White
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
Mark Twain
Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American who is accidentally returned to sixth-century England, is a powerful analysis of such issues as monarchy versus democracy and free will versus determinism, but it is also one of Twain's finest comic novels, still fresh and funny after more than 100 years.
Over Sea, Under Stone
Susan Cooper
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
Mary Stewart
Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther...
The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro
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
Bernard Cornwell
It takes a truly great storyteller to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time it was told. In The Winter King, Bernard Cornwell, who has been called one of the most accomplished and stylish storytellers now writing (Kirkus Reviews), tells the tale he was meant to tell: the mythic...
Taliesin
Stephen R. Lawhead
The legends of King Arthur come alive with a Christian world-view in these masterfully told adventures. These new editions contain new maps and other new material.
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
Roger Lancelyn Green
King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. ...
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
John Steinbeck
A modern retelling of the legendary Arthurian tales from one of the twentieth century's greatest writers Morte d?Arthur was one of the first books that John Steinbeck enjoyed reading as a child, and it became a favorite story to read to his own children. Here now is...
Avalon High
Meg Cabot
This latest stand-alone novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author has all the wit and charm of The Princess Diaries, but with a supernatural twist on the Arthurian legend. HarperCollins Children's Books
The Lost Years of Merlin
T. A. Barron
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...
The Skystone
Jack Whyte
This first novel in Jack Whyte's riveting Arthurian series tells how the story of Camelot may have actually come to be. We all know the story--how Arthur pulled the sword from the stone and how Camelot came to be. But how did it really happen? The...
Legendborn
Tracy Deonn
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
J. R. R. Tolkien
The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur, king of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skillful achievement in the use of Old English alliterative meter, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old...
Sword at Sunset
Rosemary Sutcliff
This brilliant reconception of the Arthurian epic cuts through the familiar myths and tells the story of the real King Arthur: Artos the Bear, the mighty warrior-king who saved the last lights of Western civilization when the...
The Guinevere Deception
Kiersten White
"Fascinating. . . . Kiersten White has taken the best parts of the Arthurian legend and made them all her own."--Renée Ahdieh, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn series. A new fantasy series set in the world of Camelot that bestselling author...
Once & Future
Cori McCarthy
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
Mercedes Lackey
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...
Cursed
Thomas Wheeler
Now an original series starring Katherine Langford on Netflix! The Lady of the Lake is the true hero in this cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur created by Thomas Wheeler and legendary artist, producer, and director Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Knight...
The Death Catchers
Jennifer Anne Kogler
On her fourteenth Halloween, Lizzy Mortimer sees her first death-specter. Confused at first, Lizzy soon learns from her grandmother Bizzy that as Death Catchers, they must prevent fate from taking its course when an unjust death is planned-a mission that has been passed down from their...
The Other Merlin
Robyn Schneider
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...
Once & Future: The Parliament of Magpies
Kieron Gillen
The next chapter in the critically acclaimed and Eisner Award nominated series as Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose must find a way to stay one step ahead of Merlin and keep things secret, but it's a modern era and secrets never stay hidden very long... THE WORST OF BOTH WORLDS. ...

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