Author Peter Ackroyd revives Sir Thomas Malory’s classic tales, Le Morte d’Arthur, in this contemporary retelling, The Death of King Arthur. The familiar characters come back to life in an easy to read format. Gone are Malory’s pages and pages of description which tend to bog down modern readers. Yet the essence of the stories remains true. Vignettes of Arthur’s wisdom and leadership, Sir Galahad’s chivalry, the magic of Merlin, the love of Guinevere, Lancelot’s betrayal, the loyalty of the Knights of the Round Table, and the mystery of Excalibur enchant readers as they have since Malory’s original publication in1485. Recommended for fans of Camelot and medieval fantasy.