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Lancelot Du Lethe (Arthurian Triptych #2)

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The Arthurian epic that began in Mad Merlin continues in Lancelot du Lethe, the story of the greatest knight, paramour, and traitor the Round Table has ever known.

The story of Lancelot is one of striving for perfection only to fall short due to the sins of the flesh. But in Lancelot du Lethe the knight is only partially of the mortal realm. He and Guinevere share a mystica
ebook, 464 pages
Published February 17th 2003 by Tor Books (first published 2001)
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Christina Maria
The thing about the Arthurian cycle is that it seems like people never get tired of writing more and more of it. This book (which I didn't realize was second in a series of three) is from the point of view of Lancelot.

In it, everything is incredibly symbolic, but don't worry if you didn't get it because it's usually explained to you. Also, Lancelot and Guinevere are destined to be together in every way and lose any responsibility or blame for betraying Arthur. Arthur himself and their relations
Melissa Johnson
Aug 15, 2012 Melissa Johnson rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Don't know if I can get past the author's description of Queen Elaine having to disguise herself in peasant clothing as "she seemed a woman being raped." Highly questionable metaphor there. Also can't get past the staccato sentences like "her ears roared with wind. Her mouth burned with brine. Her skin stung with rain."

Annoyed enough at this point not to read much further. Honestly, it's why I've nearly given up on the genre to begin with.
Mar 23, 2016 Jaimie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lindsey Sablowski
This book I absolutely adored. I have read many stories about Lancelot and the knights of the Round Table. Many of us probably know what the original story goes as. Though in the original legend, Lancelot is the knight who betrays King Arthur and is ultimately the reason for the ending of Camelot, I believe this novel showed another side.
The story is told from Lancelot's eyes; it starts at the very beginning when Lancelot is born. We become so involved in his dreams to be a knight --to be someth
Athena Thomas
Aug 30, 2016 Athena Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
still enjoying this approach to the whole Arthurian legend that draws all the tales/fantasies together ... enjoyable -- heading for the third title now
May 19, 2008 Nikki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 28, 2010 Carleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Re-read this book recently, and it was my absolute favorite thing in high school, but now...not so much. Still a lovely story, a different twist than the usual Arthur/Gwen/Lancelot story, but it all just feels...rushed. As though it were a summary written about an entire series of books.
Jan 22, 2011 Joy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While looking at new books by authors I've read I had to mark this old read as worth remembering. A new take on an old story. Arthurian rewrites are a favorite of mine and I've read some very good new takes, this being one of them.
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