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Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(8/30/07 11:45 am)


Dragon*Con 2007: King Arthur and the Round Table
I'm attending Dragon*Con in Atlanta this weekend and thought I would start discussions for each of the four panels I'm sitting on as a guest panelist.

If anyone wants to contribute to the discussion, whether or not you are attending, please feel free to do so here.

King Arthur and the Round Table

Panelists: Annette Davis Josepha Sherman, Heidi Heiner, Susan Fictelberg, Bonnie Kunzel

Description: Pull up a seat at the Round Table as we pay homage to King Arthur and the magic of Camelot in YA literature. Come follow the path of his enduring legends to Avalon, where the Once and Future King waits for us.

Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(9/1/07 8:58 pm)


Re: Dragon*Con 2007: King Arthur and the Round Table
I'm busy enjoying my adventures in Atlanta, but thought I would share the titles discussed during this panel on Friday night. My notes aren't comprehensive, but some great titles were mentioned and should be recorded for posterity. They are listed in alphabetical order by author.

Merlin series by T. A. Barron

The Dragon Queen (Tales of Guinevere, Book 1) by Alice Borchardt

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Avalon High by Meg Cabot

The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
At The Crossing Places by Kevin Crossley-Holland
King of the Middle March by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Knight Life by Peter David
One Knight Only by Peter David
Fall of Knight by Peter David

Firelord by Parke Godwin

The Hawk's Gray Feather by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
The Oak Above The Kings: Voume II of The Tales of Arthur
by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
The Hedge of Mist: Volume III of the Tales of Arthur by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

Queen of Camelot by Nancy McKenzie

The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris

Song Of The Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

I Am Mordred: A Tale of Camelot by Nancy Springer
I Am Morgan le Fay by Nancy Springer

Acts Of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck

Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart
The Wicked Day (The Arthurian Saga, Book 4) by Mary Stewart

Sword At Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Book of Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde

Winter Prince by Elizabeth E. Wein
Coalition of Lions by Elizabeth Wein
The Sunbird by Elizabeth Wein

The Once and Future King by Terence Hanbury White

The Skystone (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 1) by Jack Whyte
The Singing Sword (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 2) by Jack Whyte
The Eagles' Brood (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 3) by Jack Whyte
The Saxon Shore (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 4) by Jack Whyte
The Fort at River's Bend (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 5) by Jack Whyte
The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 6) by Jack Whyte
Uther (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 7) by Jack Whyte

Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Woolley

Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthur by Jane Yolen

The Young Merlin Trilogy: Passager, Hobby, and Merlin by Jane Yolen

In Camelot's Shadow by Sarah Zettel

Films:
Camelot
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
King Arthur

Not mentioned by made it into my notes:

Guinevere trilogy Sharan Newman

Stephen Lawhead's series

Bernard Cornwell's series

MaryCatelli
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(9/1/07 9:50 pm)


Re: Dragon*Con 2007: King Arthur and the Round Table
The question I ponder is: why did King Arthur win?

In the Middle Ages, there was also a great cycle of romances about Charlemagne. I've been reading up on those lately. To be sure, Arthur was more popular toward the end, but there were a lot of tales in the Matter of France.

And next to all the mounds of Arthurian fantasy, I can put Anderson's Three Hearts and Three Lions, and Norton's Huon of the Horn.

Perhaps I just missed them.

RoseRed81
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(9/3/07 7:05 pm)


Re: Dragon*Con 2007: King Arthur and the Round Table
This isn't about Y.A. fiction, but I've actually been wondering lately if anyone could give me the names of some of the best sources of the Arthurian legend, and maybe a handful of relevant fiction or history books that would supplement my reading. Anyone?

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MaryCatelli
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(9/3/07 8:42 pm)


Re: Dragon*Con 2007: King Arthur and the Round Table
Humm. Humm. Humm.

Well, Le Morte d'Arthur is kinda the standard source -- whatever is done in Arthurian mythos is judged against it. Then, the English can be hard to read. If you have trouble with Shakespeare, you would definitely have trouble with Morte.

RoseRed81
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(9/4/07 5:56 am)


Re: Dragon*Con 2007: King Arthur and the Round Table
I figured that Le Morte d'Arthur would be one of them, just was wondering if there was any other work of fiction or scholarship that might go along with it. And I have no problem with Shakespeare, so no worries! I've read excerpts of Le Morte d'Arthur and liked them.

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vlronn
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(9/4/07 10:53 am)


other Arthurian sources
There are several works that have been translated into English that you might want to try. Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain contains stories of Arthur. Wace translated Geoffrey’s work into Norman French and added the Round Table. Chretien de Troyes writes five romances that promoted chivalry and courtly love. He is one of the first to introduce Lancelot. The poet Layamon translated Wace into Middle English in the 1200's and emphasized Arthur's courage and love of adventure. The book Morte Athure, author unknown, has Sir Gawain as the principle knight with Arthur as a Warrior King.

MaryCatelli
Registered User
(9/4/07 5:43 pm)


Re: other Arthurian sources
There's also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, helpfully available in a translation by Tolkien. (Which is to say, definitely available.)

RoseRed81
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(9/5/07 7:49 am)


Re: other Arthurian sources
Vironn - awesome, thank you. Precisely what I was looking for.

Mary - of course! I read that so long ago...it's in one of my college anthologies, I'll have to revisit it. Thanks!

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Laughingwriter
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(9/12/07 10:42 pm)


Re: other Arthurian sources
Parzival is a good book... www.amazon.com/Parzival-P...0140443614



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