Once and Future King

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 4,157 ratings

The Once and Future King Publisher's Summary

The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

Merlyn instructs the Wart (Arthur) and his brother, Sir Kay, in the ways of the world. One of them will need it: the king has died, leaving no heir, and a rightful one must be found by pulling a sword from an anvil resting on a stone. In the second and third parts of the novel, Arthur has become king and the kingdom is threatened from the north. In the final two books, the ageing king faces his greatest challenge, when his own son threatens to overthrow him. In "The Book of Merlyn", Arthur's tutor Merlyn reappears and teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is hope.

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  • Book 1-5

    • The Once and Future King

    • By: T. H. White
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 33 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,140

    The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book this year.

    • By Robert on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $48.99

  • Book 1

    • The Sword in the Stone

    • By: T. H. White
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 264

    This is one of the most popular re-tellings of the story of King Arthur. Like The Lord of the Rings, this fantasy novel has been equally popular among younger readers and adults. White takes an inventive approach that involves animals who speak and Robin Hood! A true Arthurian classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've been waiting for this...

    • By Shelly M. Felton on 07-01-08

    Regular price: $18.85

  • Book 2-3

    • 'The Witch in the Wood' & 'The Ill-Made Knight'

    • By: T. H. White
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    These two stories are the second and third parts of T. H. White's classic and individual fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. Arthur has become king, Guinevere and Launcelot (The Ill-Made Knight) fall in love, and the kingdom is threatened from the north.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've been waiting for this...

    • By Shelly M. Felton on 07-01-08

    Regular price: $47.59

  • Book 4-5

    • The Candle in the Wind and The Book of Merlyn

    • By: T. H. White
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    In these last two books, the ageing king faces the greatest challenge of his reign, when his own son threatens to overthrow him and destroy everything he has worked for. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur's tutor Merlyn reappears, and the ancient magician teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is still hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Bib on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $41.97