The Road to Camlann: The Death of King Arthur

The Road to Camlann The Death of King Arthur The evil Mordred plotting against his father King Arthur implicates the Queen and Sir Lancelot in treachery and brings about the downfall of Camelot and the Round Table

  • Title: The Road to Camlann: The Death of King Arthur
  • Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
  • ISBN: 9780140371475
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • The evil Mordred, plotting against his father King Arthur, implicates the Queen and Sir Lancelot in treachery and brings about the downfall of Camelot and the Round Table.

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    1. Rosemary Sutcliff

      Rosemary Sutcliff was a British novelist, best known as a writer of highly acclaimed historical fiction Although primarily a children s author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults, she herself once commenting that she wrote for children of all ages from nine to ninety Born in West Clandon, Surrey, Sutcliff spent her early youth in Malta and other naval bases where her father was stationed as a naval officer She contracted Still s Disease when she was very young and was confined to a wheelchair for most of her life Due to her chronic sickness, she spent the majority of her time with her mother, a tireless storyteller, from whom she learned many of the Celtic and Saxon legends that she would later expand into works of historical fiction Her early schooling being continually interrupted by moving house and her disabling condition, Sutcliff didn t learn to read until she was nine, and left school at fourteen to enter the Bideford Art School, which she attended for three years, graduating from the General Art Course She then worked as a painter of miniatures.Rosemary Sutcliff began her career as a writer in 1950 with The Chronicles of Robin Hood She found her voice when she wrote The Eagle of the Ninth in 1954 In 1959, she won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers and was runner up in 1972 with Tristan and Iseult In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award Her The Mark of the Horse Lord won the first Phoenix Award in 1985.Sutcliff lived for many years in Walberton near Arundel, Sussex In 1975 she was appointed OBE for services to Children s Literature and promoted to CBE in 1992 She wrote incessantly throughout her life, and was still writing on the morning of her death She never marriedcmillan author rosema

    569 thoughts on “The Road to Camlann: The Death of King Arthur”

    1. This book is lovely, too. I didn't quite cry, really, but there was a certain tight ache in my throat at certain points. The bittersweetness is much closer to the bitter than the sweet in this book, but thankfully I didn't feel like I had to hate any character for the way they treated the others -- they were all handled carefully, their feelings justified. I loved the characterisation of Arthur, the way he wanted so much to show mercy and to be kind to Lancelot and Guinevere, but the way he also [...]

    2. This tragic tale is a classic, and Sutcliff does fairly well in the retelling. 3 stars for the retelling. 5 stars for the story itself.Lancelot's illicit love for Guinivere brings the downfall of Camelot, dividing the knights of the round table against each other. The story asserts that Lancelot is the greatest knight in the kingdom, because of his superior fighting skills against all other knights, and also because he heals a wounded foreign knight by laying his hands on him, who had a dream th [...]

    3. A retelling of the last years of King Arthur's reign where suspicions of the love between Lancelot and Guinevere along with the evil influence of Mordred divide the knights of the round table. Just as Merlin foretold, a chain of events leads Arthur to the inevitable final battle on the field of Camlann.

    4. I picked this novel up from the children's section of the library, thinking I would look it over for my nephew. I turned to the first page, intending only to skim a few lines, and ended up reading it all night. I fell asleep over the book, and woke up early the next morning to finish before going to work.This story, meant for young readers but easily the most mature work I've read this year, is the last in a trilogy on the legend of King Arthur. Sutcliff manages to tell the tale with all the act [...]

    5. The third book in Sutcliff's triology retelling the Arthurian saga.Although these books are for purpotedly younger readers, and filed in the children's section at most libraries, I would not read this aloud to any child I know. I mean that as praise, not as a criticism. This series is heavy in symbolism and developed characters with real, human emotions that speak to adult readers in simple but profound ways, and this book certainly carries that forward as the demise of Arthur's kingdom brings t [...]

    6. The second of Rosemary Sutcliff's that I have read and the first of her young adult novels. I previously read The Sword at Sunset, one of the most beautiful and moving books I have ever read - Arthurian or otherwise. I wasn't disappointed in Road to Camlann. The same moving language and impressive treatment of Arthur and all that inhabit his world. Highly recommend.

    7. I hated seeing the book come to an end, yet all of the loose ends were wrapped up leaving me wanting to read other books about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

    8. Really a fantastic book.I was a little doubtful when I picked it up in the kids section of the library, but it exceeded my expectations.Sutcliff's Mordred is a chilling villian.

    9. I never got to hear about what happened to the rest of the Knights of the Round Table after King Arthur died until I read this book.

    10. The last one in the Arthur trilogy. Sutcliff is already working with fairly tragic material, and her dark, pre-Christian style makes it even sadder.

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