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Once upon a time, there was a mighty king who inspired a country and its people with his chivalrous deeds. From the kingdom of Camelot, he forged a civilized nation dedicated to peace and justice, enforced by the honorable knights of the Round Table. But her could not quell the darkness within man's heart--nor his own--and deceit and treachery among those he trusted most led to his undoing.

Now, a despondent shadow of his former self, ruling a land on the precipice of ruin, King Arthur awaits his fate on the battlefield against his illegitimate son Mordred. And in the king's most...
Recommended by Atul Butte, and 1 others.

Atul Butte@ZachWeiner The Once and Future King. Awesome book, can't forget the lessons 35 years later. (Source)

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The Sword in the Stone

"Learn. That is the only thing that never fails."--Merlyn the Wizard

Before there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy, Wart learns the value of history from a snake, of education from a badger, and of courage from a hawk--the lessons that help turn a boy into a man. Together, Wart and Merlyn take the reader through this timeless story of childhood and adventure--The Sword in the Stone.

T.H. White's classic tale of the young Arthur's questioning and...
Recommended by Cressida Cowell, Atul Butte, and 2 others.

Cressida CowellThe Sword in the Stone was a favourite of mine. It all comes down to character. (Source)

Atul Butte@ZachWeiner The Once and Future King. Awesome book, can't forget the lessons 35 years later. (Source)

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The Once and Future King

T.H White′s masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend is an abiding classic. Here all five volumes that make up the story are published in one volume, as White himself always wished. Exquisite comedy offsets the tragedy of Arthur′s personal doom as White brings to life the major British epic of all time with brilliance, grandeur, warmth and charm. less

Lev GrossmanTH White’s The Once and Future King. White is less famous than Lewis and Tolkien, but he was a better writer, at least as far as style goes, and his book is a true masterpiece in its own right – a thoroughly modern re-imagining of the great English epic, the story of King Arthur. Like Tolkien, White takes an ancient, mythic landscape and scales it down to human size (or perhaps he scales us up).... (Source)

Ben ShapiroThe best fantasy book of all time. (Source)

Rupert IsaacsonIt’s about compassion. He doesn’t want to be king, he becomes king, his best friend and his wife fall in love and he is compassionate and understanding. (Source)

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