Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A new LitRPG Story in the Camelot Series
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and it sits at around 20,000 words so it’s longer than a short story and shorter than a novel, making it probably accurate to call it a novella! A link to a free review copy is below.
It’s winter and King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are waiting for adventure in the virtual reality video game Camelot.
Then comes a knocking at the door…
A huge knight enters carrying a holly branch and a fearsome axe that pulses with fey magic. He asks the knights to step up and challenge him in a game of courage.
Only Gawain is brave enough to take up the challenge and for that his courage and his honour are tested and re-tested in the cold wintery landscape of Britannia until at Christmas he comes to the Green Chapel and finally finds out what it was all about.
This was quite a difficult story to write and if I do something like it again, I won’t do it that way. First I took the text of the original Sir Gawain story. The language is very archaic and while I wanted to keep a lot of the flavour of the original tale, it took a lot of work to make it readable to modern readers. If I managed that at all. You can be the judge!
Despite that, while writing it my old love of the Arthurian stories rekindled and I came to respect how clever they are. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is all about honour and temptation. The courtly love theme of fidelity to the lady’s lord is very important.
If you don’t publish on Kindle, you may not know that Amazon gives you a 30% Royalty for books priced under $2.99, and if then Sir Gawain was priced at 99c, I would get 30c or so per sale and that doesn’t seem enough for the work this took. So I need to price it at $2.99 which I am worried is too much for a 20,000 word novella. To make up for that, it will be in Kindle Unlimited of course and for readers of this blog post only, I’ve put a link to a free review copy.
Free Review Copy
So, if you would like a free review copy of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A LitRPG retelling of the old story, then click below to grab one! A positive review is so helpful to me as an author, so once you’ve read your review copy, it would be great if you could write a line or so on Amazon.