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The Trials and Tribulations of Reworking a Much-Loved Story

I knew that I was taking on something dangerous and potentially emotionally fraught when I decided to write my own version of Arthurian Legend. It’s something that is very dear to a lot of people – myself included – and reworking something like that always elicits a strong response. 588 more words

The Sword in the Stone

The Tradition

The Name “Excalibur” was first used for King Arthur’s sword by the French Romancers. It was not the famous “Sword in the Stone” (which broke in battle), but a second sword acquired by the King through the intercession of his druidic advisor, Merddyn (Merlin). 577 more words


Love for my favorite poem, 'The Lady of Shalott'

When I was about 12/13 years old, I read the book by Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible BeautyIt’s fairly famous now, but it was a new release in 2003, about a young Victorian girl with strange, magical powers. 379 more words


[Guest Post] Elaine of Corbenic by Tima Z. Newman

Today, my special guest is Tima Z. Newman, whose new book, Elaine of Corbenic, is new take on an often overlooked character in Arthurian legend. 1,207 more words

Arthurian Legend

'What It Is' and the power of stories

“What is an experience? Is it something you have? Or something which has you?”

I don’t think I have ever read anything quite like Lynda Barry’s… 501 more words


Reading the Backlist, part 2 - Elizabeth Wein

This week, I’ve been digging deeper into Elizabeth Wein’s backlist.

I first fell in love with this author’s work when I read Code Name Verity… 430 more words


Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

Song of the Sparrow is responsible for my adoration of Arthurian Legend. Although set during the fabled war between King Arthur and the Saxons, King Arthur is not the star of this story; Elaine is. 128 more words