The Road to Camlann

The Road to Camlann: The Death of King Arthur is the third book in Rosemary Sutcliff's Arthurian trilogy, after The Sword and the Circle and The Light Beyond the Forest. This book portrays the events that lead to the Battle of Camlann and the downfall of Camelot, including Guinevere and Lancelot's secret affair, and the betrayal of Arthur's illegitimate son Mordred.

The Road to Camlann: The Death of King Arthur
First edition
AuthorRosemary Sutcliff
IllustratorShirley Felts
CountryUnited Kingdom
Published1981 by The Bodley Head
Media typePrint

When, at the end of the battle, Ector laments Lancelot, Sutcliff uses Thomas Malory's text from Le Morte d'Arthur.[1]


  1. Lupack, Barbara Tepa (2004). Adapting the Arthurian legends for children: essays on Arthurian juvenalia. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 34.

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