Books set in Dark Ages
Taran, often through his own well-meaning thoughtless haste, but helped by chance, finds himself embroiled in the struggle to free the land of Prydain from the clutches of the evil Arawn.
Love, friendship and perseverance overcome the wiles and tricks of many enemies, each side striving to turn the ancient magic of their land to its own advantage.
Classic, Fantasy, Friendship, Growing-Up
Attitude: Some Care Needed → Unobjectionable
Gwyna, escaping from raiders, is rescued by Merlin from the river and in turn helps him to deceive the impressionable warriors into believing in a Lady of the Lake, guardian of a mystical sword she bequeathes to Arthur.
Revisionist take on the Arthurian canon, suggesting the truth behind the magical elements of the stories. Slightly disturbing questions of sexual identity. Marital coldness and subsequent infidelity. Some brutal deaths and a little earthiness & indelicacy.
Arthurian, Growing-Up, Historical
Brother Dominic and his fellow monks are scouring the battlefield looking for survivors to tend to when he comes across a head, detached from its body but still talking.
Lightweight framework of folk stories; mocking or unsure attitude of people of Dark Ages to Christianity
Attitude: Take Care
Dan & Ursula have just escaped from Roman Britain and find themselves in Arthurian Britain a few centuries later.
Adventure, Arthurian, Historical, Magic, Time-Travel