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This blog will contain excerpts from my books, both scholarly and novels, about King Arthur as well as offer information on all things Arthurian from Arthurian sites to Arthurian literature, King Arthur in popular culture (movies, TV, games) and explore how the spirit of King Arthur and interest in him are alive and well today in the 21st Century.
For starters, I am pleased to announce the publication of my book King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition, which explores the little known but important traditions of King Arthur’s children. Trust me, there is far more to know about Arthur’s children than simply Mordred, and this is the first time all this information has been collected in one volume. Below is the book’s description taken from the back cover. The kindle version of the book is currently available and printed copies will be available in late January. For more information, visit www.ChildrenofArthur.com
King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition
Did you know King Arthur had many other children besides Mordred? Depending on which version of the legend you read, he had both sons and daughters, some of whom even survived him. From the ancient tale of Gwydre, the son who was gored to death by a boar, to Scottish traditions of Mordred as a beloved king, Tyler R. Tichelaar has studied all the references to King Arthur’s children to show how they shed light upon a legend that has intrigued us for fifteen centuries.
King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition is the first full-length analysis of every known treatment of King Arthur’s children, from Welsh legends and French romances, to Scottish genealogies and modern novels by such authors as Parke Godwin, Stephen Lawhead, Debra Kemp, and Elizabeth Wein. King Arthur’s Children explores an often overlooked theme in Arthurian literature and reveals King Arthur’s bloodline may still exist today.
“Tyler R. Tichelaar’s in-depth knowledge of the King Arthur legend throughout centuries of literature validates his extensive analysis into the continuing controversy surrounding the feasibility of there being children and descendants of King Arthur. He further affirms the significance the legend holds for people today.” — Cheryl Carpinello, author of Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend
Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. is the author of King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition, available at www.ChildrenofArthur.com