Mordred, Bastard Son by Douglas Clegg

Mordred, Bastard Son

byDouglas Clegg

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2016

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I was born during the fires of Beltane. My mother was called the Witch-Queen and my father, King of the Britons. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a spellbinding novel of riveting Arthurian fantasy. Conceived in violence, born of royalty, and raised in exile, Mordred grows to manhood torn between his powerful mother’s desire for revenge, his own conflicted feelings toward the father who betrayed him, and his passionate coming of age into first love with one of the greatest knights of Camelot.

This novel was 360 pages in its first hardcover print run. This is the first book of The Chronicles of Mordred series,. Book Two will be released in November 2017.

Reviews of Mordred, Bastard Son

*Starred Review* “Riveting…Clegg puts an inspired wrinkle in the hoary tale of Arthur and the grail by casting Arthur’s kindred enemy, Mordred, as a gay man. An injured stranger in a cloak and odd, paganish mask, is captured and held in a monastery, igniting wild speculation among the locals, who believe him a notorious traitor. And so he is. He is Mordred, the bastard son of Arthur Pendragon and his half sister, the witch-queen Morgan Le Fay, and he now awaits trial for murder and treason…How excellent.” – Booklist

Mordred, Bastard Son by Douglas Clegg – Arthurian fantasy, historical fantasy, legend“Douglas Clegg’s stunning Mordred, Bastard Son will inspire and refresh…” – Michael Rowe, The Advocate Magazine

“Clegg (The Priest of Blood) maintains a nice balance between the human and mythic dimensions of his characters, portraying the familiar elements of their story from refreshingly original angles.” – Publishers Weekly.

“Well-crafted. Written in lyrical prose with colorful characters and historical depth. Lovers of both history and fantasy will discover…an enchanting read.” – Edge Boston

“Clegg beautifully skewers the Arthurian legends, weaving a compelling story, single-handedly reinventing Mordred’s sexuality. He is no longer the betrayer of Arthur, the knight Lancelot, and Guinevere, Queen of the Britons; he is now the seductive and passionate hero, a lover of men given the almost insurmountable task of finding the cauldron of rebirth…” – Michael Leonard, Curled Up with a Good Book Blog.

“…Magic—true magic that really works—takes center stage in…Mordred, Bastard Son…a refreshing return to the myth and magic of the legends…Clegg’s approach recalls Sir Thomas Mallory, Chrétien de Troyes, and even Edmund Spenser at times; his setting is never made temporally explicit but rather melds Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and high medieval British elements.” – Strange Horizons.

Discover Douglas Clegg's fiction:

Lights Out


The Children’s Hour

The Halloween Man

You Come When I Call You

The Hour Before Dark

Nightmare House

Bad Karma

Goat Dance




Dark of the Eye

The Words

Wild Things

Red Angel

Night Cage


The Infinite

The Abandoned

The Necromancer



The Nightmare Chronicles

The Attraction

Night Asylum

The Priest of Blood

The Lady of Serpents

The Queen of Wolves

Title:Mordred, Bastard SonFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Alkemara PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194466808X

ISBN - 13:9781944668082

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