Sunday, October 19, 2008
Sunday Salon - King Arthur
I'm currently reading Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve, which is a retelling of King Arthur from the point of view of a servant-girl of Merlin's. I'm only about 100 pages into it, but as I was reading it, I was thinking that the legend of King Arthur is everywhere. In books and film and other media and everybody knows something about it because it's so fascinating, with all the different aspects of it from the romance, the magic, the honour and bravery of the knights.
I've also been watching the new BBC miniseries, Merlin and the two combined make me feel a little excited - like I'd like to read other books and maybe other people would like to join me? Maybe that's too ambitious, but I think I'll definately explore this list of books about King Arthur and see where that takes me. Who knows, it might even be an excuse to visit Tintagel Castle, the castle connected with the Arthurian legend which is Cornwall!