This enchanting retelling of tales from the Lancelot en prose follows the tradition of Joseph Bédier's famous and widely popular The Romance of Tristan. Like Bédier, Terry and Rosenberg reshape a medieval text to make it more accessible to a contemporary audience . . .
Three brief excerpts of Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles may be heard read aloud here by Samuel N. Rosenberg . . .
Beside a lake so vast it extended beyond the horizon, the exhausted travelers stopped for the night. Anxious as they were, sleep seemed impossible, but the sound of the water lapping against the shore gradually calmed them, while fatigue overcame the hardness of the ground. At dawn King Ban mounted his still weary horse and rode to the top of a nearby hill for one more sight of Trebe . . .