The Book of Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde.
Houghton Mifflin Company: NY, 2005.

This version of the King Arthur stories fills in some of the gaps regarding Mordred and also how the knights moved from brotherhood to friend against friend in the final confrontation. The focus is on Mordred as a knight of Arthur's Roundtable instead of the evil guy who attacks Arthur. For much of the book the evil guy is a wizard grabbing power because Merlin has disappeared. The battles between Mordred and Arthur are about different opinions and loyalties rather than Mordred trying to take over. The final battle is a result of a mistake than neither of them can stop. The story is more reallistic and less romantic than the average Arthur story. The violence is also more real, particularly as Lancelot and Guinevere escape from Camelot. A special touch that I truly enjoyed is Merlin's seeing well into the future.
related-King Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere, Merlin and Nimue, Alayna and Kiera, Mordred, knights, fall of Camelot, wizards, British history to 1066

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