Public Lecture and Book Signing

1,500 Years Later:
A New Chapter in the Life of King Arthur

Presented by Virgil Renzulli, Author,
Caliburn: Merlin's Tale

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:00pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283
Free and open to the public

About the Program
The legend of King Arthur has endured for 1,500 years. During that span it has grown and morphed, even been deliberately distorted by early monks. Camelot, the Knights of the Roundtable and Lancelot were added to the original stories by 12th century French writers, and Guinevere’s infidelity was first with Mordred rather than Lancelot.

In Caliburn: Merlin’s Tale, (Bagwyn Books, 2015) author Virgil Renzulli adds a new chapter to Arthur’s life. The story describes how the young Arthur is unwilling or an unable to accept the life destiny has ordained for him and with disastrous consequences. The book begins with two stranded hunters encountering a specter-like creature in an abandoned castle who offers to tell them what really happened that fateful day when Arthur pulled the sword from the stone. From there a completely different story unfolds with more than a few unexpected turns.

Caliburn: Merlin’s Tale is face-paced, intelligent, witty and engaging. It’s a must read for lovers of historical and epic fantasy. Readers will be entranced by the human emotion and perspective that Renzulli applies to these ancient tales, and will be on the edge of their seats for his next book: the forthcoming Gods in the Mists.

About Virgil Renzulli
A long-time writer and former newspaper reporter and editor, Virgil Renzulli is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and completed graduate work in script writing at Temple University and novel development at New York University. He is currently professor of practice, strategic communications, at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His earlier novels are Beyond the Edge of the Universe and Kaleidoscope.