The Road to Camelot: Tales of the Young Merlin, Arthur, Lancelot and More
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The Road to Camelot: Tales of the Young Merlin, Arthur, Lancelot and More

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The heroes and heroines of Arthurian legend have never ceased to fascinate us. But what were they like before they knew their destiny? How did they cope with the idea that, one day, they'd be on the road to Camelot, and immortal fame? Fourteen of Australia's best writers of fantasy have imagined what it's like to be a child of destiny with stories of the adventures and lif...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Random House Australia (first published 2010)
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Ines Norton
Mesmo que numa primeira leitura tenha gostado mais das histórias que nesta "second time around" para mim este livro será sempre um tesouro muito muito estimado pois foi uma oferta da minha escritora preferida, se não me falha a memória, muito antes de sequer termos nos conhecido em pessoa, anos antes das suas três visitas ao nosso país, mas além de permitir conhecer outros autores que de outra forma não conheceria (o livro é uma colectânia de vários autores Neo Zelandeses e Australianos) eu sou...more
I originally picked up this book as it has a short story by one of my favourite authors, Juliet Marillier, in it. After reading her story I decided to give the rest of it a go.

It is a collection of short stories from the perspective of various characters from Arthurian legends as teenagers. Most feature a defining moment that could influence them to grow into the characters they are known to become.

The stories are simple but create an interesting picture of what these characters (could) have be...more
I normally love books about Camelot and Arthurian legend but I have to say this book was not at all what I thought it was going to be. I bought it because two of my favorite authors contributed stories to this anthology but even that did not make the book amazing. I was very disappointed that several of the stories took place in modern times and barely touched on the Arthurian legend. I also did not think the language or behaviors of a lot of the characters was realistic for the time period. If...more
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
I bought this book because it contains a story by Juliet Marillier and I would read anything she writes! Her story about Arthur deserves 5 stars. Some of the others I just didn't care for. This is a book of short stories by different authors so hard to rate. Probably would be a 2.5 if I could do that. Each author chose a different character related to the Arthurian legend. It is a good book to have sitting around for when you have just a few minutes to read since the stories are short and you ca...more
Eunice Biblioceraptor
I normally like Arthurian legend, medieval fiction, fantasy etc., however I only enjoyed one or two of the stories in this collection. I loved the one by Juliet Marillier, but there were some I just did not enjoy at all.
It's a pity because this book just reinforced my dislike of short stories.
If you like the tales of King Arthur & his world, you might enjoy this collection of stories, written by several well-known authors of fantasy & mythological fiction.
Tam Cooke
it was filled with really interesting stories of Merlin, Arther, Gwen and Morgana before they became legends
this book could have been done a lot better. but i like the ideas behind the stories.
i dont really like it and its a bit confusing.
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