Saturday, November 14, 2009

MCP: John Matthews Begins The Chronicles of Arthur

Prolific Arthurian author John Matthews has recently published Sword of Fire and Ice, the first of a series of Arthurian-themed graphic novels. Following an introduction by Matthews, the book traces the rise of Arthur from his birth to his coronation and incorporates a variety of stories from medieval Arthurian literature and Celtic mythology in creating the magical world that Arthur, through Merlin and the nine sisters of Avalon, interacts with. Overall, the story was interesting, but the art tends to vary in quality.

Details from the publisher's web site follow below:

The Chronicles of Arthur
Sword of Fire and Ice
By John Matthews
Illustrated by: Mike Collins
Availability: Usually ships within 2-3 days



Many stories have been told of King Arthur. Young Arthur's days were full of adventures that prepared him for the life that lay ahead. As a boy, Arthur lived in a time and place where all things were possible and the old magic prevailed. Get ready to step inside the ancient world of Albion and see Arthur like you've never seen him before....

Our Price: $21.99 (HC)
Product Details
Aladdin, September 2009
Hardcover, 128 pages
ISBN-10: 1416986839
ISBN-13: 9781416986836
Ages: 8 - 12
Grades: 3 - 7

Our Price: $14.99 (PB)
Product Details
Aladdin, September 2009
Trade Paperback, 128 pages
ISBN-10: 1416959084
ISBN-13: 9781416959083
Ages: 8 - 12
Grades: 3 - 7

Thanks to Alan Stewart's Camelot in Four Colors for the heads up.

(Updated 11/25/09)

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