Celebrating the Death of Arthur
October 13, 2012 7:45 PM Subscribe
Has anyone ever written an Arthurian novel with the Round Table as the bad guys? I am specifically *not* talking about books from the perspective of Mordred or Morgaine (or any of their cognates.) There are lots and lots of those.
posted by restless_nomad to media & arts (7 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I'm curious if someone has tried to tackle the story from the perspective of someone outside the traditional cast of characters, say, the invading Saxons, or perhaps the peasantry, in which the tragic collapse of Camelot is actually a glorious victory.
I assume it has been done, because everything about Arthur has been done - granting that, what are good, effective books from that angle? I particularly like more "historical" Celtic-influenced Arthuriana rather than French Romance-influenced Arthuriana, but either is good if well-executed.
(Er. No pun intended.)