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Arthurian legends

Bertilak (the Green Man), Lady Bertilak

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The Green Year by Selden

'Morgause was staring at the little rim of sun around Gawain, considering. "We need to clean you up a little before the night comes, my son," she said. / Gawain knew that other boys' mothers - mothers who were not queens - would follow this up by spitting on a corner of their apron and scrubbing at a smut on his face, or tugging the neck of his jerkin closed. / Morgause took out an axe.' A rich & complex reworking of 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', drawing on the Fisher King legend, densely packed with allusions & delicious details. There's a fascinating exchange between the author & the recipient in the comments. One of my very favourites from this year's Yuletide

[Added 31/10/2017; Drama; 6000-20,000; Arthurian legends; Characters: Gawain, Bertilak, Lady Bertilak, Morgan le Fay, Morgause, Gareth, Mordred, Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Agravain, Gaheris]

The Water-Horse by Thamiris

Thamiris creates a rich medieval atmosphere using modern colloquial language – a truly enchanting tale!

[Added 13/01/2005; Drama; 6000-20,000; Arthurian legends; Characters: Gawain, Bertilak, Lancelot, Guenevere, Arthur, Bors, Bedivere, Dagonet, OCs]