The story of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table has been retold constantly in many mediums. The stories listed below extend and revise the legend of King Arthur, portraying powerful characters and new perspectives on their actions.
The categories are organized by the Story of King Arthur, which includes many aspects of the tale, and by specific characters, such as Merlin, Guinevere, Mordred, and Morgan Le Fay. There is also a category for the Knights of the Round Table which covers multiple aspects and characters of the legend.
Most books are located in the School (S-) Collection (Room 112, Main Library) of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library. However, books may also be located at the Center for Children's Books and older books may be located in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Room 346, Main Library) or in the Oak Street Facility. To verify the location of an item, please search for the book in the Online Library Catalog. If you require assistance locating an item, please ask for assistance at the SSHEL Information Services Desk.
Cabot, Meg. Avalon High. 2006.
Clement-Davies, David. The Telling Pool. 2005.
Crossley-Holland, Kevin. The Seeing Stone. 2001.
Sequels (Arthur Trilogy)
At the Crossing Places. 2002.
King of the Middle March. 2004.
Curry, Ann. The Book of Brendan. 1989.
Curry, Jane Louise. The Sleepers. 1968.
Finkel, George. Watch Fires to the North. 1968.
Hill, Pamela Smith. The Last Grail Keeper. 2001.
Mayne, William. Earthfasts. 1966.
McCaffrey, Anne. Black Horses for the King. 1996.
Newman, Robert. The Testing of Tertius. 1973.
Reeve, Philip. Here Lies Arthur. 2008.
Sandell, Lisa Ann. Song of the Sparrow. 2007.
Service, Pamela F. Tomorrow's Magic. 2007.
Sequels (New Magic Trilogy):
Yesterday's Magic. 2008.
Not available at UIUC
Earth's Magic. 2009.
Spinner, Stephanie. Damosel: In Which the Lady of the Lake Renders a Frank and Often Startling Account of Her Wondrous Life and Times. 2008.
Thomson, Sarah L. The Dragon's Son. 2001.
Yolen, Jane. Sword of the Rightful King : A Novel of King Arthur. 2003.
Barron, T. A. The Lost Years of Merlin. 1996.
Sequels: S. B2782s
The Seven Songs of Merlin. 1997.
The Fires of Merlin. 1998.
The Mirror of Merlin. 1999.
The Wings of Merlin. 2000.
Newman, Robert. Merlin's Mistake. 1970.
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Service, Pamela F. Wizard of Wind and Rock. 1990.
Yolen, Jane. Passager. 1996.
Sequels (The Young Merlin Trilogy):
Aiken, Joan. The Stolen Lake. 1981.
McKenzie, Nancy. Guinevere's Gift. 2008.
Sequel (Chrysalis Queen Quartet):
Guinevere's Gamble. 2009.
Springer, Nancy. I Am Mordred : A Tale from Camelot. 1998.
Velde, Vivian Vande. The Book of Mordred. 2005.
Wein, Elizabeth. The Winter Prince. 1993.
Kogler, Jennifer Anne. The Death Catchers. 2011.
Springer, Nancy. I Am Morgan le Fay : A Tale from Camelot. 2001.
Morris, Gerald. The Squire's Tale. 1998.
Sequels (The Squire's Tales):
The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady. 1999.
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf. 2000.
Parsifal's Page. 2001.
The Ballad of Sir Dinadan. 2003.
The Princess, the Crone, and the Dung-cart Knight. 2004.
The Lioness and Her Knight. 2005.
The Quest of the Fair Unknown. 2006.
The Squire’s Quest. 2009.
The Legend of the King. 2010S.
Morris, Gerald. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great. 2008.
Sequels (Knights’ Tales):
The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short. 2008.
The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True. 2011.
The Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated. 2012.
Scieszka, Jon. Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio, Book 1). 1993.
Yancey, Rick. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. 2005.