The Sword and the Circle

Who stands against the darkness? King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. They are Britain’s last great hope in an age of struggle, magic and gallantry. This book retells the classic story of the birth of Arthur, the gift of the great sword Excalibur and the forming of the Round Table. Follow the noble quests of Arthur’s knights in legends kept alive in song and story since the Middle Ages.

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    Rosemary Sutcliff won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers in 1959.

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