The Once and Future King (Paperback)

Staff Pick Logo
The Once and Future King Cover Image
$26.00
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Staff Reviews


Perennial Favorite –  This is the book I gift almost every year. It’s the book I read over and over. It’s the book I want the world to read. King Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, and a perfect, tragic exploration of humanity.

— Kelly

Description


T. H. White's masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.

Once upon a time, a young boy called "Wart" was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn't possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.

During Arthur's reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur's half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king's dreams for Britain--and to the king himself.

" The Once and Future King] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow--while telling one of the great tales of the Western world."--Guy Gavriel Kay

About the Author


T. H. White is the author of the classic Arthurian fantasy The Once and Future King, among other works.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780441020836
ISBN-10: 0441020836
Publisher: Ace Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 647
Language: English