Most popular Myth & legend told as fiction books
The most popular Myth & legend told as fiction books currently available. Updated weekly.
In this fabulous, immersive adventure, a mysterious parcel is about to change Alice Wyndham's life. It will lead her to a magical London infused with Finnish mythology - and reveal the only thing that can save her best friend.
A breathtakingly original rendering of the Trojan War - a devastating love story and a tale of gods and kings, immortal fame and the human heart
Helen Oyeyemi, the prize-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What is Not Yours is Not Yours, returns with a bewitching and inventive novel about motherhood, family legacy and . . . gingerbread.
The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, `knight prisoner'. This generously annotated edition, in a new abridgement by Helen Cooper based on the Winchester manuscript, represents what Malory wrote more closely than the first version printed by William Caxton.
Introducing an instant classic-master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.
From the internationally bestselling author of Sophie's World, a novel about loneliness, language, lies and the power of storytelling.
In this selection of plays by the editor, the reader is taken into the romantic world of the gallant knights of the round table and their courageous and chivalrous deeds, fair maidens, castles steeped in history, the quest for the holy grail, and tragic love for Guinevere.
One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of Icelandic mythology along with a lesson to young poets on the importance of learning, respecting, and continuing traditional Icelandic poetic styles.
The Magical Unicorn Society has opened its doors once again, inviting unicorn lovers to enjoy 8 new enchanting tales featuring the magical unicorn families.
A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about love, family, war and resilience from the Costa Prize-winning author of Day
Unavailable for more than 70 years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien's `Corrigan' poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien.
"Remarkable.... Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos."-Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic
The most popular series by the most successful Chinese author - a cultural monument translated into English for the first time
`Compelling' Sunday Times A powerful debut exploring the dark side of Cornwall - the wrecking and the drowned sailors - where poverty drove villagers to dark deeds...
THE EPIC NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THIEF'If The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show... **************** 'Bridge of Clay is one of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time' Washington Post 'This book blew me away' JODI PICOULT
Combines mythology, legend and human drama. This book focuses on the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. It incorporates strands from the oral narratives of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman Empire.
The beautiful Scheherazade's royal husband threatens to kill her, so each night she diverts him by weaving wonderful tales of fantastic adventure, leaving each story unfinished so that he spares her life to hear the ending the next night.
An odyssey of childhood, mythology and the imagination from the Booker Prize-winning author of Possession and The Children's Book
A dazzling, provocative debut story collection from celebrated Indonesian writer Intan Paramaditha, putting fierce female characters centre stage in brilliantly funny and sharp twists on fairy tale.
A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about the journey we all take through life, about love and family, about war and resilience, about how we live in this world, and how we leave it
An award-winning debut that vividly reimagines Uganda's troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan
THE EPIC BESTSELLING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THIEF`If The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show...
The powerful retelling of the Celtic myth of Angus, god of dreams, from the number one Sunday Times bestselling author
A magical unicorn fairy tale filled with adventure, enchantment and a fight like no other... In a faraway kingdom, two girls live completely different lives. They've never met, but they have been bound together since birth. Danger, mystery and enchanted unicorns await them. Their story began once upon a time. But how will it end?
The greatest legends, battles and heroics of Norse Mythology, brought to life and explained in fascinating detail.
A noir thriller, a lyric romance and a dystopian saga in one fearless debut novel
Contains the descriptions of North America, a bountiful land of grapes and vines, discovered by Vikings five centuries before Christopher Columbus. This title counts the Icelandic settlement of Greenland by Eirik the Red and the chance discovery by seafaring adventurers of a mysterious new land.
In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwe, chief of the Valar.
Discover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . ., 'Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance' The Times'A cracking good story' The Times Literary Supplement 'A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling' Richard North Patterson'Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths ., . . It's a rollicking good read' The Independent_________No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly and brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses., They are like us, only more so - their actions and adventures scrawled across the heavens above. From the birth of the universe to the creation of humankind, Stephen Fry - who fell in love with these stories as a child - retells these myths for our tragic, comic, fateful age. Witness Athena born from the cracking open of Zeus's great head and follow Persephone down into the dark realm of Hades., Experience the terrible and endless fate of Prometheus after his betrayal of Zeus and shiver as Pandora opens her jar of evil torments.The Greek gods are the best and worst of us, and in Stephen Fry's hands they tell us who we are. Mythos - smart, funny, and above all great fun - is the retelling we deserve by a man who has been entertaining the nation for over four decades.'A cracking good story' The Times Literary Supplement
'A truly extraordinary book' - Dinah Jefferies'I was completely spellbound' - Ruth Hogan'Just marvellous' - Jo Baker'A true storyteller' - The TimesIt was the longest night of the year when the strangest of things happened . . .
Charged with drama and beauty, this memorable collection by a master storyteller weaves a magical world of possibility and power from female myths of physical renewal, creation and change. It is an extraordinary immersion into the bodies and voices, mindscapes and landscapes, of the shapeshifting women of our native folklore.
The greatest collection of fables ever written, updated for our turbulent times.
This enchanting anthology of 20 overlooked and forgotten fairy tales has been collected from different cultures around the world.
'Equal parts beauty and horror, and unlike anything you will read this year' TEA OBREHT'Beautiful and terrifying' SUNDAY TIMES'Seethingly assured debut fuses magical realism with critical and feminist theory' GUARDIAN In house in a wood, Ada and her father live peacefully, tending to their garden and the wildlife in it.
The spellbinding second novel from the author of the acclaimed THE UNSEEING - for any reader of THE WITCH FINDER'S SISTER