Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Camelot Chronicles - Mike Ashley

This is a repackaged for Australia version of The Camelot Chronicles, apparently the second in a series of Arthurian anthologies. A variety of stuff here, from your ancient stories, to humour, and from the grittier Bard story by Keith Taylor to the very flowery or mundane. I am not so much for the latter two these days, so found the first part of the book quite a bit stronger.

Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : Belle Dame Sans Merci - Vera Chapman
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The Winning of a Sword - Howard Pyle
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The Storming Bone - Ian McDowell
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The Oath of the Saxon - Peter Tremayne
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : Blueflow - Don Wilcox
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The Brotherhood of Britain - Keith Taylor
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : John, The Knight of the Lion - Professor H. Schük; trans. by W. F. Harvey
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : Morte d'un Marcheant - Maxey Brooke
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : Sir Lanval - A. R. Hope Moncrieff
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The True Story of Guenever - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : Sir Borlays and the Dark Knight - Anthony Armstrong
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : Sir Agravaine - P. G. Wodehouse
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The Romance of Tristan and Iseult - Hilaire Belloc - na, 1913
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The Coming of the Light - Phyllis Ann Karr
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : Told by Moonlight - Darrell Schweitzer
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The Quiet Monk - Jane Yolen
Giant Book Of Arthurian Tales : The Sad Wizard - John T. Aquino


My sister is a real witch.

3 out of 5


Arthur vs Black Knight biffo.

3.5 out of 5


'Lot. I hate the shriveled old turd. When I was a boy, I often wanted him dead. I'm sorry he's your father."

4 out of 5


Wulfy, it doesn't look good.

3 out of 5


No, don't paint the lover. Doh.

3.5 out of 5


Bard prophecy surprise.

3.5 out of 5


Her indoors, very grumpy.

3 out of 5


Smelling out the crook.

3 out of 5


You take this useless one, love.

3 out of 5


Woman pain.

2.5 out of 5


These matches are hungry work.

3 out of 5


Matchmaking or not, it is plain you are the wife for me.

3.5 out of 5


Bizarre Love Triangle.

3 out of 5


Those Saxons really don't like us, eh?

3 out of 5


Mordred riddlemare.

2.5 out of 5


Convent duty.

2 out of 5


No new Camelot, Jimmy.

3 out of 5




3 out of 5

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