Book 1 of the award winning Shalott trilogy.
Through a virtual reality program (and magic?) five teenagers are transported back in time to the court of King Arthur.
Unable to return, they are caught up in the dangerous liaison between Lancelot and Guinevere, the deadly magic of Morgan le Fay, and Mordred’s ambition to rule Camelot.
The original trilogy was five years in the writing, during which time I learned a great deal about the ‘Lady of Shalott” and the legend (and history) of King Arthur. Please go to Workshops, Visits and Bookings for information about my talks to both students and adults on researching and writing the Shalott trilogy, with information about the legend, its historical background plus some famous sites associated with Arthur, all illustrated with a powerpoint presentation. Please also note the section Discussion Points for teachers and students.
‘This spellbinding story weaves together past and present to create a tale that is at once dark and dangerous, and tantalisingly dreamlike.’ Maggie Hamilton.
Shalott, the first novel in the trilogy, won the Society of Women Writers 2001 Book of the Year Award in the Young Adult Reader category.