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Welcome All- A Few Things to Keep In Mind:

1. Hi all. I'm Storyteller Knight. You can find me on Fictionpress where I write novels about King Arthur, Superheroes and Vampires (but not at the same time) and at Pardon My Sarcasm where I rage about how the republicans are ruining all things.

2. Here is the Master List of books read, books owned and books needed to complete a series. Superscripts next to title links to reviews on this site. Or you can search using the lables.

3. I'm approaching this blog with the assumption that everyone reading already knows the ultimate spoiler of the King Arthur Legend: Everyone Dies. Those who read King Arthur books do so to see different interpretations of the characters and the stories. My goal here is to analyze the effectiveness of those interpretations. Thus, all my reviews will include spoilers.

4. This is not an Arthurian 101 blog. As I said above, I'm assuming that everyone reading already knows the legend and is looking for different interpretations of that legend. Therefore, I'm not going to take time to explain who the characters are and what roles they traditionally play. Links to Arthurian Encyclopedias at the bottom of the page.

5. These reviews are my opinions of the books. I may hate a book you love or I may love a book you hate. If you have a different opinion, write it up. I'd be more than happy to have some guest posts.

6. Please don't ask me (or any of the guest bloggers) to do your homework for you. As I said above, this is a blog dedicated at looking at these books from an Arthurian perspective. If you comment on posts asking us what the theme is or such, we're just going to screw with you.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Master Book List

At last count (3/2/11 3/13/11 3/18/11 4/1/11 5/1/11 6/4/11 9/4/11 10/11/11 11/13/11 12/30/11 1/26/12 3/5/12 12/30/12), I owned 115 124 127 131 138 142 152 166 169 177 184 205 221 Arthurian retellings and reference books (Not all 219 are listed here because I own multiple editions of some books because something is wrong with me).

Legend: Red- Read and Own the BookOrange- Read but don't Own the BookBlue- Haven't Read but Own the Book 
Fiction- Single Books (as far as I know)
Geoffrey of Monmouth
History of the Kings of Britain
Sir Thomas Malory
Le Morte D’Arthur
Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Chretien de Troyes
Arthurian Romances
Patricia Terry/
Samnuel N. Rosenberg
Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles
T.H. White
The Once and Future King
Henry Gilbert
King Arthur’s Knights
Samuel E. Lowe
In the Court of King Arthur
Sidney Lanier
The Boy’s King Arthur
Scott Bowers
Save Your Son
Meg Cabot
Avalon High
Mary Macledo
The Book of King Arthur and His Knights
Lancelyn Green
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Vivian Vande Velde
The Book of Mordred
Phyllis Ann Karr
The Idylls of the Queen1
Beric Norman
Mordred’ Version: King Arthur’s Dishonor
Susan Schwartz
The Grail of Hearts
Rosemary Sutcliff
Sword at Sunset
Cary James
King & Raven
Thomas Berger
Arthur Rex
Mercedes Lackey
Gwenhwyfar the White Spirit
Douglass Clegg
Mordred, Bastard Son
Gil Kane/ John Jakes
Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Mists of Avalon 1
Barbara Ferry Johnson
Lionors: King Arthur’s Uncrowned Queen1
Jane Yolen
Sword of the Rightful King
Joan Wolf
Road to Avalon
Dragon’s Son
Dragon’s Son
Wolfram von Eschenbach
Catherine Fisher
Catherine Christian
The Pendragon
Philips Reeve
Here Lies Arthur
Kim Headlee
Elizabeth Lodur Merchant
King Arthur and His Knights
Lisa Ann Sandell
Song of the Sparrow
Deepak Chopra
The Return of Merlin
William P. Burch
Merlin the Sorcerer
Caitlin & John Matthews
King Arthur’s Raid on the Underworld
Naomi Mitchison
To the Chapel Perilous
Stephanie Spinner
Victoria Alexander
Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The Merriest Knight
Cherith Baldry
Exiled from Camelot
Suzanne Weyn
The Night Dance
Dafydd Ab Hugh
Arthur War Lord
Dennis Lee Anderson
Arthur, King
Nicholas Seare
Rude Tales and Glorious 1
Translated by Gwyn Jones &
Thomas Jones
Sir James Knowles King Arthur and His Knights
Anne McCaffrey Black Horses for the King
Joy Chant The High Kings
Katherine Paterson Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight
Nikolai Tolstoy The Coming of the King

Legend: Red- Read and Own the BookOrange- Read but don’t Own the BookBlue- Haven’t Read but Own the BookGreen- Haven’t Read and don’t Own the Book (included to complete series)
Fiction- Series
Nancy Springer
I am Mordred
I am Morgan Le Fay
Peter David
Knight Life
One Knight Only
Fall of Knight
Peter Hanratty
The Last Knight of Albion
The Book of Mordred
Jack Whyte
Camulod Chronicles (A Dream of Eagles)
The Skystone
The Singing Sword
The Eagle’s Brood
Saxon Shore
The Fort at the River’s Bend
The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis
The Eagle
The Lancethrower
Stephen R. Lawhead
Pendragon Cycle
Gillian Bradshaw
Down the Long Wind
Hawk of May1
Kingdom of Summer1
In Winter’s Shadow
Hayden Middleton
The Mordred Cycle
The King’s Evil
The Queen’s Captive
The Knight’s Vengeance
Courtway Jones
Dragon Heirs
In the Shadow of the Oak King
Witch of the North
A Prince in Camelot
Molly Cochran/ Warren Murphy
Forever King Triology
The Forever King
The Broken Sword
Third Magic (Cochran Only)
Elizabeth E. Wein
Arthurian Sequence
The Winter Prince
A Coalition of Lions
The Sunbird
Nancy McKenzie
Queen of Camelot
Grail Prince 1
Prince of Dreams
Mary Stewart
Merlin Trilogy
The Crystal Cave 123
The Hollow Hills 123
The Last Enchantment 123
The Wicked Day 123
The Prince and the Pilgrim 123
Ian McDowell
Mordred’s Curse
Merlin’s Gift
Bernard Cornwell
Warlord Chronicles Trilogy
The Winter King
Enemy of God
Gerald Morris
The Squire’s Tales
The Squire’s Tale12
The Squire, His Knight and His Lady12
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf12
Parsifal’s Page1, 2
The Ballad of Sir Dinadan12
The Princess, the Crone and the Dung-Cart
The Lioness and Her Knight12
The Quest for the Fair Unknown12
The Squire’s Quest12
The Legend of the King12
Helen Hollick
Pendragon’s Banner Trilogy
The Kingmaking
Pendragon’s Banner
Shadow of the King
Rosalind Miles
Guenevere Trilogy
Guenevere: Queen of the Summer Country
The Knight of the Sacred Lake
The Child of the Holy Grail
Diana L. Paxson
The Hallowed Isles
The Hallowed Isle (All Four books in One)
---The Book of the Sword
---The Book of the Spear
---The Book of the Cauldron
---The Book of the Stone
J.M.C. Blair
Merlin Investigation
The Excalibur Murders
The Lancelot Murders
The Pendragon Murders
Anne Eliot Crompton
Merlin’s Harp 1
Gawain and Lady Green 1
Percival’s Angel
Richard Monaco
Parsival Series
Parsival (A Knight’s Tale)
The Grail War
The Final Quest
Blood and Dreams
A.A. Attanasio
Arthor Series
The Dragon and the Unicorn
The Eagle and the Sword
The Wolf and the Crown
The Serpent and the Grail
Sarah Zettel
Paths to Camelot
In Camelot’s Shadow1
For Camelot’s Honor1
Under Camelot’s Banner1
Camelot’s Blood1
Patricia Kennealy
Keltiad: Tales of Arthur
The Hawk’s Gray Feather
Oak Above the King
The Hedge of Mist
Persia Woolley
Guinevere Trilogy
Child of the Northern Spring1
Queen of the Summer Stars1
Guinevere: The Legend in Autumn1
Gwen Rowley
Knights of the Round Table
J. Robert King
Mad Merlin
Lancelot De Lethe
La Morte D’Avalon
Anna Elliott
A Novel of Trystan & Isolde
Twilight of Avalon
Dark Moon of Avalon
Sunrise of Avalon
Maurice Broaddus
Knights of the Breton Court
King Maker1
King’s Justice
King’s War
Howard Pyle
King Arthur Series
The Story of King Arthur and his Knights
The Story of the Champions of the Round Table
The Story of Sir Lancelot and his Champions
The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur
Peter Telep
The Squire Series
Squire’s Blood
Squire’s Honor
Joy Nash
Druids of Avalon
Celtic Fire
The Grail King
Deep Magic
Silver Silence
Sharan Newman
The Guinevere Trilogy
The Chessboard Queen
Guinevere Evermore
Rosemary Sutcliff
King Arthur Stories
King Arthur Stories (All Three Books in One)
--The Sword and the Circle
--The Light Beyond the Forest
--The Road to Camlann
Vera Chapman
The Green Knight
King Arthur’s Daughter
The King’s Damsel
Parke Godwin
Beloved Exile
Tony Hays
Arthurian Mysteries
The Killing Way
The Divine Sacrifice
The Beloved Dead
The Stolen Bride
Jane Yolen
The Young Merlin Trilogy
M.K. Hume
The Merlin Prophecy
Battle of Kings
Death of an Empire
Hunting with the Gods

Legend: Red- Read and Own the BookOrange- Read but don't Own the BookBlue- Haven't Read but Own the Book
Edited By
Parke Godwin
Invitation to Camelot
Jane Yolen
Jennifer Roberson
Return to Avalon
Out of Avalon
Mike Ashley
Arthurian Legends
The Chronicles of the Round Table
Pendragon Chronicles
The Camelot Chronicles

I don't read the reference/nonfiction books- I skim through them for information.  Ask if you want to know what sort of information they contain and how overarching of the legend they are.
Reference/ Nonfiction Books
Diana Durham
The Return of the King
Beryl Beare
Discovering King Arthur
Norma Lorre Goodrich
King Arthur
The Holy Grail
Daniel Mersey
Legendary Tales & Historical Truths of the Most Notorious Warriors
John Matthews
The Book of Arthur
Gawain: Knight of the Goddess
John Matthews &      Bob Stewart
Warriors of Arthur
Caitlin & John Matthews
The Arthurian Book of Days
Steve Blake/ Scott Lloyd
Alan Lupack
Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend
Tyler R. Tichelaar
King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition
Ronan Coghlan
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legend
The Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legend
David Day
The Quest for King Arthur
Norris J. Lacy
The New Arthurian Encyclopedia
L.A. Williams/ Donato Giancola/ Mark Poole/ Ruth Thompson
The Book of Knights
Phyllis Ann Karr
The Arthurian Companion
Ed. Richard L. Brengle
Arthur King of Britain
Joseph P. Clancy
Arthur and His Britain
John Morris
Age of Arthur
Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Heroes of the Round Table
Geoffrey Ashe
The Discovery of King Arthur
Marie Trevelyan
Arthurian Legends
Andrea Hopkins
Chronicles of King Arthur

I’m just going to make some vague references to comics down here because if I tried to list them all by book or issue, we’d be here forever.  Prince Valiant alone would need its own blog.
Boom Kids!
Muppet King Arthur123, 4
DC Comics
Camelot 3000
Devil’s Due
Dracula vs. King Arthur
Fantagraphics Books
Prince Valiant
Graphic Revolve
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Tony Lee & Sam Hart
Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur
John Matthews & Mike Collins
The Chronicles of Arthur: Sword of Fire and Ice

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