Tag Archives: Arthurian legend in modern times

Lancelot and Guinevere

Lancelot’s role in the love triangle makes him a difficult character for some writers to handle. How can he be honoured when, for romantic love, he betrays the king who saved Britain, to whom he has pledged allegiance? It is … Continue reading

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Guinevere

Too many of the characterizations of Guinevere are shaped by the medieval versions of the King Arthur story. Stories shaped by the male dominated church of that era portrayed all women as Eve, the temptress who ruins paradise. Malory among … Continue reading

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Drawing on Arthurian Legends

In the afterward to the twentieth anniversary edition of his Fionavar trilogy, Guy Gavriel┬áKay wrote, “I also set myself the task, quixotic or otherwise, of trying to shape a narrative large enough that the figures of the Arthurian triangle could … Continue reading

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The cost of revenge

My novel, Riven: When Storms Collide, begins with the elf Tinachore returning to Ceridwen the cup that had been stolen from her. In the years it was lost, her anger festered. Now it will erupt. This is how the prologue … Continue reading

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