The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure: Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes, Dastardly Villains, and Daring Escapes
The word “#swashbuckler ” conjures up an indelible image: a hero who’s a bit of a rogue but has his own code of honor, an adventurer with laughter on his lips and a flashing sword in his hand. This larger-than-life figure is regularly declared passé, but the swashbuckler is too appealing to ever really die. Who wouldn’t want to face deadly danger with confidence and élan? Who can deny the thrill of clashing blades, hairbreadth escapes, and daring rescues, of facing vile treachery with dauntless courage and passionate devotion?
The swashbuckler tradition was born out of legends like those of the #KnightsoftheRoundTable and of #RobinHood , revived in the early 19th century by #Romanticmovement authors such as #SirWalterScott . The genre caught hold with the publication of #AlexandreDumas ’ #TheThreeMusketeers in 1844, and for the next century it was arguably the world’s leading form of #adventurefiction .
Featuring selections by twenty hugely popular writers from the last century including #RafaelSabatini ; #JohnstonMcculley (creator of the #Zorro character); Alexandre Dumas: #ArthurConanDoyle ; and #PierceEgan (author of Robin Hood), this #anthology is dedicated to the swashbuckler’s roots: #historicaladventures by the masters of the genre. Most of these #stories have been out of print for decades; some have never before been collected in book form. All are top-notch entertainment.
So, ready for some action?
#LawrenceEllsworth is the pen name of #LawrenceSchick . He began his career as a writer at TSR Hobbies, where he was instrumental in the early popularity of the role-playing game "Dungeons & Dragons." #acpl#librarylife#bibliophile
'Tainted Grail' looks like it's going to be an awesome game by @awaken.realms. The artwork is absolutely stunning! It's on Kickstarter now and is doing very well indeed.
They have now unlocked the 3rd act of this campaign. 3 games for the price of one: The Fall of Avalon, The Last Knight and The Age of Legends.
If you love fantasy, Arthurian Legend, Celtic mythology and gaming, then check it out.
"ɪ ꜰᴏᴜɴᴅ ʜɪᴍ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱʜɪɴɪɴɢ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴛᴀʀꜱ, ɪ ᴍᴀʀᴋᴇᴅ ʜɪᴍ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰʟᴏᴡᴇʀɪɴɢ ᴏꜰ ʜɪꜱ ꜰɪᴇʟᴅꜱ, ʙᴜᴛ ɪɴ ʜɪꜱ ᴡᴀʏꜱ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴍᴇɴ ɪ ꜰɪɴᴅ ʜɪᴍ ɴᴏᴛ. "~ ᴀʀᴛʜᴜʀ, ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘᴀꜱꜱɪɴɢ ᴏꜰ ᴀʀᴛʜᴜʀ ʙʏ ᴀʟꜰʀᴇᴅ, ʟᴏʀᴅ ᴛᴇɴɴʏꜱᴏɴ
Happy birthday to the wonderful , talented and kind, the girl who was born in the wrong century , arthuriana enthusiast, versailles and book obsessed and a queen herself not by name but by her soul. I wish you a happy birthday you weirdoo @vise_printre_gene 💖 this edit is for you cause I know how much you love King Arthur 😏
On the ninth day of Christmas, Hoodlum offered me
Black Knight a-bleeding,
Wizards both incanting,
Bad mutants slashing,
Four Niffler thieves,
And a Red-Dead sticker sold on Etsy.
All stickers available on Etsy, there’s still time to get them before Christmas. Find the link in my bio.
The magical saga of the women behind #KingArthur 's throne.
In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of #Camelot 's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the #KnightsoftheRoundTable take on their infamous quest, as #Merlin and #Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of #Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.
Even readers who don't normally enjoy #Arthurianlegends will love this version, a retelling from the point of view of the women behind the throne. #Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and #Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using Arthur as a way to score points and promote their respective worldviews. #TheMistsofAvalon 's Camelot politics and intrigue take place at a time when Christianity is taking over the island-nation of Britain; Christianity vs. Faery, and God vs. Goddess are dominant themes.
Young and old alike will enjoy this magical Arthurian reinvention by science fiction and fantasy veteran #MarionZimmerBradley .
The Mists of Avalon was the single most successful novel of Bradley's career.