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Tales of the young Merlin, Arthur, Lancelot and more from Australia’s best fantasy writers

Tales of the young Merlin, Arthur, Lancelot and more from Australia’s best fantasy writers

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 life-changing moments that help to make each of these characters the legends they become.

Join Merlin, Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Morgana, Gawain, Gareth, Galahad, Iseult, Elaine, Perceval, Mordred, Nimue - and even Arthur's jesting dwarf - as they set out on the road to Camelot.

Stories from: Allan Baillie, Isobelle Carmody, Ursula Dubosarsky, Kate Forsyth, Maggie Hamilton, Richard Harland, Dave Luckett, Juliet Marillier, Sophie Masson, Garth Nix, Sally Odgers, Felicity Pulman, Lucy Sussex, Janeen Webb


This collection is a joy to read.


Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    May 29, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook


    February 1, 2012

    Random House Australia

    287 pages

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