Jay Ruud

The Knight of the Cart is now available for order online or at your favorite bookstore!

NOW AVAILABLE: The Knight of the Cart–A Merlin Mystery

The embittered Sir Meliagaunt is overlooked by King Arthur when a group of new knights, including Gildas of Cornwall, are appointed to the Round Table. In an ill-conceived attempt to catch Arthur’s notice, Meliagaunt kidnaps Queen Guinevere and much of her household from a spring picnic and carries them off to his fortified castle of Gorre, hoping to force one of Arthur’s greatest knights to fight him in order to rescue the queen. Sir Lancelot follows the kidnappers, and when his horse is shot from under him, he risks his reputation when he pursues them in a cart used for transporting prisoners. But after Meliagaunt accuses the queen of adultery and demands a trial by combat to prove his charge, Lancelot, too, disappears, and Merlin and the newly-knighted Sir Gildas are called into action to find Lancelot and bring him back to Camelot in time to save the queen from the stake. Now Gildas finds himself locked in a life-and-death battle to save Lancelot and the young girl Guinevere has chosen for his bride.

The Knight of the Cart can be pre-ordered from the publisher, Encircle Publications, at  https://encirclepub.com/product/theknightofthecart/

You can also order from Amazon at


 OR an electronic version from Barnes and Noble at


(Note: Ordering from the publisher will likely be faster than other outlets)

Appearances and Book Signings!

Joint Reading and Book Signing: Stacey Margaret Jones & Jay Ruud
Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.
Full Circle Book Co-op
123 W. 10th Street
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Here is a SDPR radio interview with my wife on our respective books: