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Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles by Patricia Terry
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Mar 18, 11

bookshelves: mythopoeia
Read from March 16 to 17, 2011

Interesting for the material on Galehaut, who really does seem to have been written out of the legend. And a beautifully produced book, in hardcover at least. But you won't find Arthur being particularly noble or Guinevere being particularly queenly ... no one seems quite like themselves, even Lancelot.

So I'd have to say that I prefer the Arthurian legend in the shape it's taken through natural selection, as it were - people kept the bits they liked and were interested in. Just not that interested in the Galehaut/Lancelot dynamic when you've got Arthur/Morgan, Arthur/Guinevere/Lance, Arthur/Mordred, etc etc.

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