The Camelot Papers

The Camelot Papers Book Summary

A powerful ruler who's considered by many to be simple-minded and vacuous and has serious father issues. A no-nonsense, polarizing woman who favors pants suits and pursues dubious agendas involving social needs. A remarkably magnetic leader of men with a reputation as a skirt-chaser. A scheming, manipulative advisor who is constantly trying to control public perceptions. A man seen as the next, great hope for the people, except there are disputes over his background and many contend he's not what he appears to be.

George W? Hillary and Bill? Karl Rove? Obama?

Try Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and Galahad.

Whatever you think of the state of today's politics, The Camelot Papers shows you just how little matters have changed in the past thousand years or so. The Camelot Papers presents a fresh perspective on Arthurian legend by using modern day sensibility and combining it with a classic tale to bring a new insight into iconic characters.

The story is told from a unique perspective: that of Viviana (a.k.a. the seductress Vivian in other tales), here revealed to be a bright, knowledgeable young woman who was sold into slavery and winds up behind the scenes in Castle Camelot. Just like many incendiary political tell-alls of modern day, no one is better positioned to comment on the foibles of those on high than someone who is far below.

Learn here, for the first time, the down-and-dirty royal secrets that plagued Camelot as told by someone who was actually there, and adapted by acclaimed New York Times bestseller Peter David. Full of sensationalism, startling secrets and astounding revelations, The Camelot Papers is to the realm of Arthur what the Pentagon Papers is to the military: something that all those concerned would rather you didn't see... but you can see it now.

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Title:The Camelot Papers
Edition Language:English

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  • Sweth

    2.5 stars. This is an amazingly frustrating book; it has so much potential, and for the most part wastes it.Problem 1 is the genre itself; this is yet another "fractured fairy tale" a la Wicked, in th...

  • Brian

    Having read Peter David's previous variations on the Arthurian cycle (Knight Life, One Knight Only), I found myself drawn to this book. Having the cover look like the cover of a tabloid magazine certa...

  • Rebecca

    Wow, does this have a deceptive cover.The tabloid parody cover image combined with the author, who often indulges in madcap humor and bad puns, led me to expect a comic romp. This is...not that. Deepl...

  • Shiromi Arserio

    The Camelot Papers follows Viviana, a young woman sold into slavery and brought to Camelot. As a servant who can read and write, Viviana (at least initially) goes unnoticed by those of rank in the cas...

  • Tom

    So, after the rather mediocre experience of my last book, I went for what I hoped would be a good literary palette-cleanser, and got it with this fun book that was a heck of a lot more fun than the la...

  • Andrew

    The story of King Arthur and Camelot are so well known that another mere retelling seems completely superfluous. Fortunately, Peter David seems to agree, and instead gives us the "true" story, as told...

  • Phil Giunta

    Vivianna is certainly a rare commodity in the days of Camelot--a literate woman. More, a literate woman sold into slavery by her father. Upon her arrival at Camelot, however, her life as mere chattel ...

  • Sylvia Becker

    When I picked up Peter David’s The Camelot Papers, I expected a short and humorous tabloid-like book. Imagine my surprise when I realised that it was a journalised narrative of life at Camelot told ...

  • Nicole

    I received The Camelot Papers in a book bundle and it took me ages to get to it. I was immediately drawn in by the original one of a kind cover but sadly the cover was misleading and nothing that was ...

  • Karen

    It's hard to believe my motivation in buying the book was to support the author's recovery from a stroke, but there you have it. Would that I was introduced to this masterpiece in another way, though,...