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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

Reviews

This collection is a joy to read.

Magpies

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864719482

    May 29, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781742747866

    February 1, 2012

    RHA eBooks Child

    287 pages

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Also by Sophie Masson

Hunter's Moon
The Crystal Heart
Scarlet in the Snow
Moonlight And Ashes
Lancelot
The Maharajah's Ghost
The Tyrant's Nephew
The Curse Of Zohreh
Snow, Fire, Sword
The Laylines Trilogy Omnibus
Laylines Trilogy #2
Laylines Trilogy #1
The Hoax
The Sun is Rising

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