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Howard Pyle's retelling of the English classic captures all the mystery, language, and legend of the early days of King Arthur. The distinguished American artist Howard Pyle undertook to retell and illustrate the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. His work has long been considered one of the outstanding interpretations of the Arthur cycle.The Story oHoward Pyle's retelling of the English classic captures all the mystery, language, and legend of the early days of King Arthur. The distinguished American artist Howard Pyle undertook to retell and illustrate the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. His work has long been considered one of the outstanding interpretations of the Arthur cycle.The Story of the Champions of the Round Table, was originally published in 1905. Reissued now, identical in format to the original volume, with Pyle's superb illustrations and decorations, it is destined to reach new generations of readers. The Story of the Champions of the Round Table recounts the full and moving saga of three of Arthur's famous knights: Percival, Tristram, and Launcelot of the Lake.The period in which Howard Pyle did his work frequently has been spoken of as that Golden Age in children's literature that was to last for the decade to follow. It is difficult to do justice to his contribution to the shining quality of that era. The magnitude and diversity of his work eludes definition. Creative artist and born storyteller, each aspect of his twofold genius enriched and interpreted the other....

Title : The Story Of King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table The Original Classic Edition
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The Story Of King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table The Original Classic Edition Reviews

  • Samantha
    2019-03-05 18:25

    Note: this book inspires brave deeds and noble speech.I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It was written in the 1800's, yet the feel and pace of this book was so modernly refreshing. I finished it in less than a week. It's not as complicated as Shakespeare to read, and I found myself gasping aloud when something happened that I had not expected- there are countless plot twists. Each chapter had me engrossed more and more. And, I feel compelled to say that the Catholicism found throughout this medieval world was so delightful to read. Unlike Ivanhoe, this book has the Church present but it doesn't bash her. Howard Pyle's art at the introduction of each chapter was, alone, something to die for. His artwork flowed perfectly with his writing.Five stars. Definitely would reread.

  • Lesle
    2019-03-16 11:05

    Extremely detailed, readable, filled with an enchanting, and chivalry version of the story of King Arthur and His Knights. Howard Pyle tells the story starting from the beginning through almost all the notable Knights. You can feel his love for the legends as they come through the pages. The morals are detailed at the end of most of the major books, like making a symbolism of Excalibur and the sheath of truth and faith. The Knights of the Round Table had to prove they were high-minded, honorable, a gentleman, and full of valor. The Knights were the best of the best in King Arthur's Kingdom. All of the Knights swore the Pentecostal Oath that embodied the Code of Chivalry. Which I had lost the words in memory but, realized how much I love the Oath. We all should take the oath to remind us how to become a better human and how to treat others in our lives: “ I will develop my life for the greater good. I will place character above riches, and concern for others above personal wealth, I will never boast, but cherish humility instead, I will speak the truth at all times, and forever keep my word, I will defend those who cannot defend themselves, I will honor and respect women, and refute sexism in all its guises, I will uphold justice by being fair to all, I will be faithful in love and loyal in friendship, I will abhor scandals and gossip-neither partake nor delight in them, I will be generous to the poor and to those who need help, I will forgive when asked, that my own mistakes will be forgiven, I will live my life with courtesy and honor from this day forward.”This was the covenant of their Knighthood. They would be gentle to the weak, courageous to the strong, defend the helpless and all women should be held sacred. They would be merciful to all men, true in friendship, and faithful in love. This was their Oath and each Knight would take the Oath on the Cross of his Sword.The tales of the dashing King Arthur, Wizard Merlin, Queen Guinevere, and the noble Knights of the Round Table as they battle and romance their way through enchanted Camelot is a thrilling adventure of the glorious age of Chivalry and Honor!

  • Sarita
    2019-03-11 12:17

    ما أكثر شئ ترغب فيه المرأة فى العالم الثروة أم الجمال أم القدرة على الإرضاء؟أكثر شئ ترغب فيه المرأة هو أن تحصل على ما تريد ***************وبعد مشاهدة هذا السحر تمنى ميرلين أمنية أن يدرك كل من يسمع هذه القصة أنه من الممكن أن ينجح فى مساعيه وأن كل ما عليه فعله أن ينتزع بشعف سيف أحلامه من الحديد الصلب الموجود فى الموقف الذى يعيشه **************** وأخيراً وبعد تجربتين فى أدب المغامرات أقل ما يقال عنهما أنهما فاشلتين جاءت التجربة الثالثة مميزة ورائعة ومخالفة للتوقعات

  • Judah
    2019-03-18 17:18

    I Finished!!!!!It only took almost a year but a finished.I've attempted to read Pyle before , but his 'Robin Hood' was rather dry and I moved on to other things (AKA I'll have to catch up on Robin Hood later).Pyle really seems to get into his element with Arthur and it shows. Nearly everything is fun. Pyle pops in with notes here and there explaining moral and his prayers for the reader, with makes me want so badly to learn about him. Interestingly I noticed Pyle has a thing for raven haired, black eyed women with coral lips---- nearly all the beautiful women of note ad described this way.While not a straight narritive of the Arthurian saga, Pyle presents different stories in arches. I want to say he almost does them like fairy tales, but there is too much intertwining and continuity between them for that to be a apt description. Some things are out of the ususal order (Merlin's death for example) , which I'm not sure is intentional or not seeing Pyle continued his saga in 4 sequels (how 'Robin Hood' is his best known book I haven't a clue, since he spent much more time on Arthur).For parents, there is some heavy violence carried over from the legend, but mostly its kept to tasteful level (the worst is short descriptions of swords cleaving through helms into the skull). Magic is present but minimal, Merlin is a wizard/sorcerer but makes ample mention of God (so he's not a pagan here), Morgan is also one but presented here as one boiling with vengeance. The lady of the Lake and other Faye are presented as magical creatures who use 'white magic' but all in a sort of heavenly/fairy tale way. God is extolded in the best ways, and Pyle even illustrates the book himself. Though he has this weird habit of drawing Arthur (even in stories from his peach-fuzz youth) as a sort of grizzled 45 year old man. In fact almost all the knights are portrayed in this fashion even though they mostly fall in the 20-39 year old age range.The only thing I dislike, is the Gawiane chapters at the end of the book seems overly rushed and lack Pyle's ususal attention to detail. One part has Gawain's, loose his temper (AGAIN) and strike a knight so hard it his sword cuts past the skull, leaving the man gargling for merchy on the ground. After his temper leads him to shamefully smack the mans wife into a bleading blackout, he carries the man to rest (cause he feels guilty) and... Later they have dinner together and chat.what?Sir did you forget the gapping wound in your head with the probably swelling brain?Anyone?Unusually sloppy.Of course when Gwen hears what a pompus jerk Gawain is being again, she says he's putting his calling to shame.Course he hears her and presumably before they start fighting again, Pyle tells us Gawain will prove his noble nature and gentleness in the last chapter.OK.So King Arthur has this plot, and the end of it he gets saved by a particularly ugly but nice old lady. He promised her shed get to pick a knight from his court to marry.Of course she picks Gawain because (no really these are her reasons): he's got an air of nobility, a gold circlet and an attitude.XDEveryone seems depressed because Gawain's has to marry her, and when he does he spends the day after the service in his chambers having a pity party. Eventually that night he realizes that he should probably do his husbandly duty and guiltily visits her in the dark. She of course is in no mood for that since he's been a jerk, and he appoligizes and goes to fetch the light she requests.When he comes back, surprise! She's a smoking hot woman. She tells him she has to spend half the day as a hag and half the day as a hottie, and asks him how he'd like it?Of course being an arrogent male, he says he wants her hottie side at night to himself. Wrong answer,try again.So he tries again.Surprise I'm hot all the time and was just testing you!What?????¿???????????It would be the worst story ever had Pyle not included a lengthy note about how a man should take his duty as he would marriage. I see what he was aiming for, but he promised Gawaine would learn not to be a jerk. Something tells me his editior gave him a page limit, and that's why Gwaine shorts out here. My brother tells me that Gwaine resurfaces in the sequels so hopefully the breaking of Gawaine happens then.Otherwise, best book of the year!!!!I need to find book 2 now....

  • Amalie
    2019-03-09 19:27

    Due to Howard Pyle being reproduced by multiple people, there might be some confusion. This is called "The Story of King Arthur and His Knights". It's divided into 6 sections.Arthur and GuinevereLancelotTristam and Iseult Elaine the FairSir GalahadThe Passing of ArthurEach of these sections carries sub-sections/chapters. This version is certainly the most comprehensive for kids without or less with Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot triangle and more on the great adventures of the Knights of the Round Table. This contains almost all the Arthurian characters, other than Fisher King. The story of the "Sword in the Stone" repeats here. After Arthur, it was once again done (but not the same sword) by Sir Galahad, the son of Sir Lancelot and Elaine. I'm so glad this had the story of Tristam and Iseult which has many elements used in the forbidden love story of Lancelot and Guinevere by Sir Thomas Malory. Really, I think this was never there in Geoffrey of Monmouth's version, the beginning of the tales of Arthur. In other words, perhaps there had never been an affair between Sir Lancelot and Guinevere. This version more favours that legend, though they had been very close, they never committed adultery. It is simply a villainous plot of the Knights, Mordred and Agravain. Then Mordred is not fathered by King Arthur. This books has no incest or adultery mentioned. Also, there are some beautiful illustrations!

  • Devin
    2019-03-14 14:05

    The book "King Arthur and his Knights" by Howard Pyle is a very fast read book. The Diction used in the book is not complex at all and the story is fairly easy to follow; If one looses track of the plot at one part in the book they can pick it back up again very quickly because of the format. This book is written to were there is a set of short stories, however there is still an overall plot. I would rate this book four out of five stars because of the format. Each of these short stories are mostly about two knights that are jousting for their honor.With each of these stories mostly being about honor there are however parts about other things such as love. When King Arthur finds the woman he loves most out of everyone in his kingdom he does everything to receive her affection from spying to see what she likes, to defending her fathers castle. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mid-evil literature because it takes a short time to read and appears to follow the correct historical aspects.

  • Alexandria Steele
    2019-03-09 11:25

    Whew! I finally finished this book. I've been trudging through for over 4 months. I HATED reading this book. I thought that it was boring and the language was hard to understand. I gave it 3 stars because, although I didn't like reading it, I like having read it. The legend of King Arthur is such a big part of our literary heritage, and I'm glad to learn a little more about the character of Arthur. Each chapter is more or less a story on its own. The beginning of each chapter started out so boring! Some night would ride off on some ridiculous quest and get into duels because someone insulted his knighthood or said their lady was more beautiful than his. For me, the story started picking up about halfway through each chapter and I got interested. But then as soon as that chapter was over, the next chapter would start and it would be boring again. One thing I loved about this book was the illustrations. I think they were ink drawings and they were incredibly detailed and beautiful. All, in all, good book. I'm glad that I read it, and I'm glad that I'm done reading it.

  • Molino
    2019-03-15 16:58


  • Kyle Henderson
    2019-03-22 17:18

    This is a classic epic that generation upon generation has been introduced to in one way or another. This book by Howard Pyle is the most complete glimpse into the world of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It is a bit dated in Pyle's writing style, despite the fact that it was written in the 20th century, however, I suspect, it is a well executed attempt at writing in the style of Middle English. The stories are compelling. The characters are fresh yet familiar. Something I recommend for anyone who loves adventure.

  • Salem
    2019-03-04 12:20

    قصة الملك آرثر وفرسانه ~ هاورد بيلفي غابر الزمان...وفي القارة الأوروبية العجوزكانت هناك ممالك متجاورة تتقاتل فيما بينهاوفرسان يتبارزون لإظهار شجاعتهموسحرة يتنافسون لإدهاش عامة الناسوحسناوات يتغنجن ويتباهين بمفاتنهنوجياد تصهل..ورماح تتكسر..ودروع تملأها الدماءوالكثير الكثير...مما لن تجده إلا في أرض الأساطير والفرسان النبلاء

  • Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
    2019-03-22 19:27

    What I liked most about Pyle's Arthur stories was that despite being a young persons' or children's book, it doesn't ever read like he's writing down to children-the stories have 'morals' too, like children's books but they are only the tiniest bit preachy not too much (like some others). I enjoyed reading these but couldn't help thinking about how even entertainment or a search for adventure involved things like jousting in which someone invariably got hurt and quite badly, at times.

  • Gustavo Carvalho
    2019-03-04 17:14

    What can I say about this book? First of all, I'm a non-native speaker so, in the beginning, I found the book difficult to read because of the old English words: thee, art, thou, hath etc. But I got some help with some of those words and the other ones you can simply figure it out in the context. After some time I was reading a "modern English" book.Second, I really enjoy reading it and was involved with the stories of King Arthur, Merlin, Sir Pellias and Sir Gwaine. The story, at the beginning, was all about describing scenarios and that can get you bored but if you give the book a chance it will hook you.If you like medieval stories and Arthurian characters I recommend this book for you.

  • Myla
    2019-03-03 17:19

    I was curious and it was was fine. They didn't have much regard for women and as for the knights, they were kind of a twisted type of chivalry...all mixed up with pride and a quick temper.

  • Hilary Forrest
    2019-02-24 17:10

    Phew! That was a long read aloud with the kids. I think next time I will stick to something more digestible and more focused on King Arthur himself. But, that said, I am glad to have read it.

  • Nicky
    2019-03-13 17:24

    I absolutely loved this book. Being in 7th grade when I read it, the old language they used were at times a bit confusing and made me have to reread some parts, but overall I understood it. I'd heard very few things of King Arthur before I read it, but regardless it was easy to jump into. The author switching to second person occasionally made me feel like I was back in kindergarten listening to my teacher tell me a story, which was very relaxing and made me want to continue. It wasn't a chore to read; it was a fun adventure. The morals of each chapter were wonderful too. The way the author addressed them sometimes at the beginning or end of the chapter had me either eager to read more or satisfied putting it down. Again, I can't stress enough how relaxing this book was. The stories being fairly short made it easy to find small amounts of time during the day to read and get immersed, while also letting you go without the dread that you'll have to find your exact place on a page when you read again, or forgetting what happened and having to read a few pages back. They had short bursts of moral to keep me going through the day but also longer stories to get cozy during the night. The only reason why I wouldn't recommend this to anyone is that again the old-timey speech they use can be hard to follow; however if you read a few pages in and think you can handle the plethora of metaphors, personification and forgotten words, this will surely be a classic that you can come back to again and again. This is the definition of the cozy-by-the-fire feeling that so many other books fail to give you. Borrow it from the library, friend or family member, or just buy the book, you will not be disappointed. King Arthur and His Knights is truly one of the best books I've read, five stars.

  • Jack
    2019-03-25 13:00

    Every once in a great while, we are reminded of a part of ourselves that has grown faint or blurred by time. Reading Howard Pyle's stories of the Arthurian legend brought into clear focus what must have been at least a partial contribution to my childhood desires to right wrongs, and to protect those who could not protect themselves. But beyond physical action, there is a kind of true devotion and honor to these knights sorely lacking in many modern heroes. In fact, if they were to be pitted against the cunning, devious, underhanded villainy of today, one wonders how they would respond. What is strength, courage, honor? If we make a few mistakes, or stray from the path, are we lost? Why do some fail in perfection, but succeed in goodness? How does a good man lose his way, and regain it? How do friends come to feud, and can they be reconciled? What is true villainy? This book addresses a lot of these sorts of questions surprisingly well. I leave you, reader, with this quote from King Arthur himself:"Boisenard, how is this? Wouldst thou tempt me to violate mine honor? It is not very hard to die, but it would be very bitter to live my life in dishonor; wherefore tempt me no more, but do my bidding and hold thy peace."

  • Jeri
    2019-03-06 17:59

    Howard Pyle captured me with the tales of Robin Hood, so I bought up all of the tales of Arthur and his knights (several books). This is my first foray into these tales, and it was a treat for me to finally acquaint myself with the famous knights and their deeds.I loved reading of heroic adventures and men with a strong sense of honor. Also, for someone who usually roots for a happy ending, it's fun (although not very suspenseful) to read along and know that the heroes will always eventually succeed. After reading something like Ayn Rand's thousand-page opus, Atlas Shrugged, it was a breath of fresh air and some good old-fashioned entertainment.I love this set of Pyles' books, because these specific editions are sturdy paperbacks whose spines do NOT crease! They are also filled with Pyle's wonderful illustrations of the characters and events. Also, if you're thumbing through the book looking for a particular story, the headings of each page tell the contents of the page, and there are small notes along the sides of the text as well. These were great for me since I rarely remember to use a bookmark!

  • Migelle Dominic
    2019-03-14 14:26

    The book, The story of King Arthur and his Knights by Howard Pyle is written filled with violence, romance, conspiracy, and death. It uses a lot of vivid details, like a movie projected into your head while reading. Any reader will feel awed and sorrowed for the characters who were mainly impacted by the conflict. The story is third-person narrated, and each chapter, the narrator changes from character to share their opinions of what's going on. As long as a reader have a sense for time appreciated in history, real or a myth, this story will not be a bore and is worth reading. However, one flaw is that it did not have a satisfying ending. It didn't explain a lot in the ending, as if the resolving of the conflict can only be determined by the prediction of the reader. In my opinion, it's still worth reading because I got to learn a lot about the poor boy who pulled out a sword in a stone and became king.

  • Gabriela Melo
    2019-03-13 19:05

    Com certeza você já ouviu sobre esta famosa história, ou ao menos sobre alguns de seus personagens famosos, como a espada Excalibur, Mago Merlin e a bruxa Morgana. Um clássico que se passa durante a Idade Média, a obra de Pyle é alvo de dezenas de adaptações para o cinema e televisão e serve de inspiração para diversos livros.O rei Uther Pedragon gostaria muito de celebrar o nascimento de seu herdeiro, mas por orientação de Merlin, ele esconde este fato, pois sua morte é próxima e seus inimigos viriam atrás do menino. O rei entrga, então, o bebê para que o mago o esconda.Dezoito anos se passam, e o reino está um caos. Merlin, agora, propõe um novo desafio para que se escolha um novo soberano: aquele que conseguisse tirar a espada da pedra será o portador do direito legítimo ao trono. O jovem Arthur consegue realizar o difícil feito e descobre os segredos de seu nascimento, o que não tornará a sua nova vida mais fácil.

  • Heidi
    2019-03-07 13:04

    It was a fun read-aloud with the old fashioned words and syntax, and fun to share classic legends with my kids. We all had fun trying to speak like the knights. I was a bit surprised that Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad did not enter the story, but apparently they are covered in other volumes. My sons (11 and 4 years old) really enjoyed this book, but my daughter (8 years old) hated it. I don't think the one dimensional female characters turned her off, but simply that she had no interest in jousting. The knights were eager to fight to the death with the slightest provocation, which greatly amused us.

  • Ajax Minor
    2019-03-10 11:27

    The Story of King Arthur and his Knights is the first in the series including, The Story of the Champions of the Round Table, The Story of Lancelot and his Companions and, finally, The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur. it comprises the entire Arthurian legend. i read all of these books when i was around 10, and i recommend them, as they say, to children of all ages. his language certainly SOUNDS authentic. the narrative is detailed and gripping and the illustrations, Pyle's own, beautiful.

  • Janie Tyler
    2019-03-15 11:27

    I couldn't get past the language! If you enjoy over-the-top Old English writing styles to remind you that you are reading a medieval story of King Arthur & his knights, then this is your book! I personally feel the Old English was too much & could have been played down in such a way to make the reading more fluid without giving way entirely to the medieval writing style, but that's just me. I love Arthurian lore, & wish I had the patience to sift through all the junk to get to the actual stories trying to be conveyed, but alas, I give up & am moving on for now.

  • Anthony Herrera27812
    2019-03-25 13:59

    This was a well written book, besides all the language used that people now days don't use. The legend is really interesting. It talks about the life of Arthur Pendragon and how he became king at such a young age, and how he created his court of knights. It also talks about the adventures that King Arthur had, and the adventures that some of his knights had. The book is very detailed and the writing is very powerful. The Author even said he was going to make another book about it at the end. I really enjoyed this book and I think that other will too.

  • Krisette Spangler
    2019-03-24 16:11

    The kids and I just finished reading these tales together. It was much more enjoyable than the Sir Thomas Mallory version. Hank was disappointed that Sir Lancelot doesn't make it into these stories, so we'll have to continue on with the next book in the series.

  • aljouharah altheeyb
    2019-03-25 14:07

    علشان رؤيه مسلسل ميرلين كانت تجربه هزليه مضحكة، قررت أن أبحث عن أي كتاب أو كتيب أو مقال عن الملك آرثر وفرسانه لأعرف الأساس أو بعضاً منه قبل أن أشرع في الضحك بالفم المليان على هذا المسلسل السيء. وإيجاد هذا الكتاب كان الخطوة الأخيرة لأغلق علاقتي مع فرسان الطاولة المستديرة والملك آرثر مرة وللأبد.

  • Chris Whisonant
    2019-03-07 16:02

    Enjoy reading Howard Pyle's Arthurian stories. Need to get books 2 & 3 now that I've read 1 & 4... lol

  • Maria Rowena Getutua
    2019-03-08 13:20

    "So may God grant us to come together at another time with such happiness and prosperity that you may have a free and untroubled heart to enjoy the narrated history of those excellent men which I shall then set before you. Amen."After I've read these sentences, I felt like a child whose grandpa had just finished the story-telling session beside the fireplace. This was a light and wonderful collection of stories bedight with sorcery and swordplay. The pacing of the stories are quick enough not to bore the readers. I have only heard the name King Arthur but I am not really familiar with his story. In Howard Pyle's version, I learned that Excalibur was not the sword that made him King. It was another enchanted sword created by Merlin and the Excalibur was actually located in a lake. Here, I knew who Lady Guinevere, Sir Pellias, and Sir Gawaine were. It's just a bit sad that Sir Lancelot's story was not included in this volume. I hope I can find Sir Howard Pyle's other books. He wrote such concise and wonderfully descriptive words that made me feel I was also exploring the beautiful lands of King Arthur. Aside from that, I've never read any other book yet where the author ends each story with a prayer/well-wishes for the reader. It really kinda uplifted my spirit. Sir Pyle was also good in illustrating his works as seen in the picture. During this journey with King Arthur, I observed that the titles "Sir" and "Lady" were only used for people with high nobility or honor. I wonder how it got so misused nowadays. Anyway, this was really a beautiful book. I am now on my way to read Robinhood's adventures next.

  • Cindy
    2019-03-04 18:05

    I liked the reading experience; the diction was my favorite part about reading this book, it made me want to speak old English and eat at Medieval Times, or maybe I'll settle for a King Arthur's Supreme Pizza from Round Table. It's fun although this book needed my undivided attention, otherwise it's a bit of a challenge to keep up with the language. It's a great beginning to the Arthurian legend. I liked the way the sections and stories are broken down and related to each other. The format of this Barnes and Noble's Leather Bound edition is very FRIENDLY for all ages. There's a table of contents that has summaries of every chapter in the book and as you read along, there's notes on the side as you progress through the story which is a great reference if you're not completely invested in the writing style. As for the stories in this collection, I really wish there was more of King Arthur, the stories about his noble Knights, Sir Pellias and Sir Gawaine, weren't as enjoyable to read as the stories centered around King Arthur himself. Overall, I'm happy I read this, I haven't read many books written in old English, other than Shakespearean plays, which I'm not a huge fan of, but if you like the language and you're curious about the tales of King Arthur and his knights, or over the top ridiculous quest for romance and honor then this is a good book to check out.

  • Jonathan
    2019-03-05 11:01

    Of all the noble knights of old, only one knight has wielded the exalted blade Excalibur and created the legend of the round table. In these tales of fantasy and chivalry, Howard Pyle revives one of the greatest legends in The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. These tales include much attention to detail and description to put the reader in the story. Pyle does this greatly when describing the Round Table: "In the midst of the pavilion was a Round Table... at each of the 50 places was a chalice of gold with fragrant wine, and at each place was a paten of gold bearing a manchet of fair white bread." The dialect used throughout the story is used accurately for the setting of the book. The author has read and written books of a similar tongue, so it makes sense how he used it so effectively. The book also shows how the characters feel about the events that take place in the story. Pyle shows this when Arthur's kingdom is attacked, as Arthur says "Will the time never come when these wars and disturbances shall cease and we shall have entire peace in this land!" showing that the king dislikes war. This book is for those who like fantasy and is definitely a worthy recalling of a great and classic legend.

  • Jeffrey
    2019-03-22 11:09

    As of this writing, I have not read some of the other more "traditional" KING Arthur stories (Le Morte d'Arthur by Malory, the one by Roger Lancelyn Green, etc) however I quite enjoyed it. It is a traditional Arthurian story (no Saxons, etc here) that is all "flowery" style (thou, hast, etc) that goes into the adventures of King Arthur (and how he became King), Merlin, and some of his Knights. You can definitely tell that both Tolkien and Martin must have read (and enjoyed) this book, as there different types of echoes from it that 'ripple' into their writings; which you can pick up if you knew what Tolkien enjoyed, and read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings; for instance. The different lords, kings, knights etc definitely appealed to Marin, which you can detect if you've read some of his Ice and Fire books. Going onto this edition - the book paired well with the ACTUAL book itself: I enjoyed that it was a hardcover of slightly different dimensions, great font, good paper quality, it even had a ribbon-marker, and the artwork both on the dustjacket and the illustrations that appear from time to time was quite nice as well. I hope to get a few more of the classics in this format; availability permitting. Recommend if you are looking for another fantasy read.