OF THE GRAIL
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Holy Grail: is it the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper? A more ancient vessel of healing and longevity? Or perhaps a Celtic cauldron offering wisdom to its seeker, only satisfying those with heroic qualities? For centuries it has been discussed, debated, dreamt of, and occasionally actively sought. What might it have been like for the eager knights of King Arthur’s court to quest after this legendary artifact, the object of their greatest adventures?
Arthurian expert Dale Geraldson offers a glimpse of the old heroes, one unlike the other renditions which have come before. Here are the younger knights of the realm: the daydreaming errant and the headstrong offspring of one of Arthur’s champions. Together these two will venture forth in the name of Camelot.
For the dream is fading from ancient Britain. Arthur has reigned for more than a score of years, but benefits no longer from Merlin’s wise counsel nor the idealism felt when he first took the crown. Camelot has earned the rank of greatness, but not without cost. As dark elements from the past threaten rebellion, Arthur must trust in his knights to preserve the legacy of his vision.
"Geraldson provides a unique perspective on familiar events... Readers enamored of Arthurian legend will appreciate Geraldson's meticulous update - particularly his smart twists on well-established characters."
“(Geraldson) is a mind well worth knowing, with a broad and beautiful vision of the world beyond the merely visible.” “(Dreamers of the Grail) gives evidence of a broad, warm, loving creative spirit.”
“The really interesting characterization is Geraldson’s treatment of the Grail knight Galahad. (His) original contribution is to transform him into Lancelot’s illegitimate daughter…Geraldson wants us to embrace inclusivity… The author’s afterword on the history and sources is excellent.”
You might check out these great sites about the Arthurian legends:
The Camelot Project:
(University of Rochester)
Britannia Arthurian History:
Bibliography for "Dreamers of the Grail"