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Merlin star Colin Morgan picked up the NTA 2013 award for Best Male Drama Performance, ahead of Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Doctor Who’s Matt Smith. The complete 5th series boxset was released on the 21st January, and hit the number 1 spot in the TV DVD charts and can be ordered from Amazon here with more info here. Season 5 is currently being shown on the Syfy channel on Fridays at 10/9c, find more news here. You can now view episodes of season five on iTunes here. For more info visit our Merlin page and the Merlin forum.

  • 'Valle Crucis and The Grail' is a new book by Ian Pegler exploring the links between the mediaeval monastery of Valle Crucis in North Wales and the legend of the Holy Grail. More here.

  • 'The Golden Sword' is a novel by Cornwall based author Rosie Morgan. The book is the first in a proposed series and you can find more information here.

  • 'Finding Camlann' is the debut novel of publisher Sean Pidgeon. The book is described as 'A literacy mystery, a romance, and an exploration of the origins of Arthur.' Published in January 2013, it has garnered positive reaction from Arthurian novelists such as Jack Whyte and Gillian Bradshaw. More Here.

  • "The Fall Of Arthur" A previously unpublished poem by J. R. R. Tolkien is set for release in May 2013, published by HarperCollins.

  • is a website that hosts a number of articles to teach beginners about Arthurian legend, and also hosts some translations of ancient texts about Arthur.

  • The International Arthurian Society have introduced their new website -

  • Young Knights of The Round Table is the new novel by Colorado based author Cheryl Carpinello. Cheryl's novel, "Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend" was a 2011 Global E-book Finalist. You can read an excerpt from the novel here with more information and links here.

  • Many thanks to who designed our new header banners and the most recent UK editions of Helen Hollick's Pendragon's Banner Trilogy.

  • The Grail is a dictionary on everything to do with the Grail by Irish writer Ronan Coghlan, probably best known for his book "Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends." It includes the Grail romances, origins, conspiracy theories and more. You can purchase from Amazon here.

  • The Cynningwydd: The King of the Wood is a novel by English teacher, Andrew Silverman. An extension of the Arthur myth, the novel takes the form of a return of Arthur tale and is inspired by Malory, Tennyson, TH White and Frazier's The Golden Bough. More info here.

  • King Arthur's Battle For Britain published in February 2013 is a book by Eric Walmsley, which is based on Arthur's battle list as transcribed by Nennius. The book is written in the style of a drama-documentary with a review of the historical evidence for Arthur taken from medieval texts and early Welsh poetry together with Eric's own imaginative interpretation of the battles.

  • is the main blog for the author of the Pendragon's Banner trilogy, Helen Hollick.

  • 'Behind The Sword In The Stone' is a documentary on the making of 'Excalibur' being made by Alec Moore and Mark Wright. It looks at how the film was a starting point for the careers of a number of now famous actors. You can also visit the IMDB page to see the cast members involved.

  • 'Stone Lord' is a new Arthurian novel written by J.P. Reedman and is set during the era of stonehenge. The book was published in the Autumn of 2012. More information here and you can visit the author's blog here.

  • - The Morgen of Avalon books are author Carol Weakland's series of romantic fantasy novels that focuses on the character of Morgen as King Arthur's healer, his love, the Faerie Queen destined to help him create a peaceful Britannia.

  • Is the official website for the author of the 'Perilous Order Of Camelot series.

  • Regular visitors will know how much we admire the work of both Helen Hollick and Bernard Cornwell. Helen has written about her experiences of meeting Bernard here.

  • 'The God Tree' is a new book by Janis Fry, throws new light on the Arthurian quest for the Grail through the discovery of the close connection between King Arthmael. More info here.

  • 'Realm of The Bear' is an epic retelling of the timeless tale of King Arthur and his knights. The book includes illustrations and is available to buy on Amazon here.

  • - A new blog for author Helen Hollick's Arthurian 'Pendragon's Banner trilogy.'

  • 'King Jesus' is a book by Ralph Ellis. The author claims that Jesus was exiled to Roman Britain after the crucifixion and could be the inspiration for the legendary King Arthur. More here.

  • badonicus - is a blog by Malcolm Wilson that looks at late Roman and Arthurian Britain. Included is his search for a historical Arthur.

  • One of earliest books on King Arthur is up for sale. The 14th century book is expected to fetch £2million. More here.

  • 'The Transformation Of Freemasonry' by Dr. David Harrison is the follow-on from the best selling 'The Genesis of Freemasonry.' The book looks at how Freemasonry in England and Wales adapted after the Unlawful Societies Act of 1799, and how the Craft became tinted with the stigma of Revolution, only to transform itself in the Victorian period to become the most enduring and enigmatic of secret societies. More here.

  • - A serious Academic List for the in-depth discussion of: Medieval Arthurian/Welsh Literature, Medieval History, Dark Age Arthurian History and related Archaeology.

  • - A group for writers and enthusiasts to discuss different ideas about the legends.

  • 'The Genesis of Freemasonry' is a book by Dr. David Harrison that looks at the more magical origins of Freemasonry, and discusses the Arthurian legend and the symbolism embedded in the 'cycle' - some of which filtered into Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism. More info here.

  • London based author Alan Fenton, (published by Dovecote Press) is releasing two books, 'The Call of Destiny' and 'The Hour Of Camelot' which will be available in bookshops from the 3rd of June. They transport Arthurian legend to a dystopian 21st century world. You can find out more at Alan Fenton's official site.

  • 'The Yonic Symbol, the grail and a Templar Secret' is a paper by Brian Collier which looks at finding the Yonic symbol for the Goddess by analysing the grail quests. More here.

  • Check out the most influential Arthurian writers.

  • The Pendragon Novel Project and info for writing Arthurian Literature.

  • Join the Arthurian Facebook Group


Rosie Morgan
The Golden Sword ~ The Camelot Inheritance Book 1 

Cheryl Carpinello
Young Knights Of The Round Table: The King's Ransom

Helen Hollick
The Pendragon's Banner Trilogy

Andrew Silverman
The Cynningwydd: The King of the Wood

Eric Walmsley
King Arthur's Battle For Britain

Merlin Season 4 DVDs

Ralph Ellis
Jesus, King Of Edessa

Dr. David Harrison
A book that looks at the more magical origins of Freemasonry

Alan Fenton - Return Of Arthur
Alan Fenton
Find out about the first two books of Fenton's Return of Arthur cycle

Malcolm Walker - The Stone Crown
Malcolm Walker
Find out about the
new  Arthurian novel


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