Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Sarah Luddington, bestselling author of the controversial Knights of Camelot Series, offered to donate the royalties from a special edition of her most popular novel, Lancelot and The Wolf, to Gay Charity Stonewall in response to a barrage of homophobic reviews on Amazon.
The Knights of Camelot series of books feature a number of gay and bisexual relationships and have caused outrage in some areas, particularly on Amazon US where there seems to be a concerted attack against the book’s gay content.
“Since this book took off I have received a huge amount of homophobic responses and some of it very unpleasant,” Sarah said. "People seemed outraged that I could suggest that King Arthur and Lancelot were in a gay relationship, yet it’s a definite undercurrent in the stories when one really studies some of the source material of Mallory or Chrétien de Troyes.”
The Knights of Camelot series is published by Mirador Publishing.
Posted by Mirador Publishing at 03:22