Here Lies Arthur
Welcome to the dark side of Camelot.Gwynna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground. To her horror, she is discovered in the wood. But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her, a traveler and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwynna if she will... show more
Welcome to the dark side of Camelot.Gwynna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground. To her horror, she is discovered in the wood. But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her, a traveler and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwynna if she will agree to be bound in service to him. Gwynna is frightened but intrigued-and says yes-for this Myrddin serves the young, rough, and powerful Arthur. In the course of their travels, Myrddin transforms Gwynna into the mysterious Lady of the Lake, a boy warrior, and a spy. It is part of a plot to transform Arthur from the leader of (con't)
Publish date: March 1st 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
I loved this retelling of Arthur as kind of a brute, Merlin as his storyteller/ public relations huckster. the language of the writing itself was exquisite.
An interesting take on the Arthurian legend. A young servant girl Gwyna, falls into the company of Myrddin - Arthur's bard whose ambition is to create tales of Arthur's noble deeds so as to give others the belief and illusion that Arthur can fight off the invading Saxons. He uses Gwyna as his instru...
Oh, Philip Reeve, you just might knock Brandon Sanderson off my top favourite authors list of 2011.
One of the more imaginative takes on the tale of King Arthur that I have read. Like all his other previous books Reeve writes predominantly for a young adult audience. And like his previous books he creates a novel that despite its simplicity contains hidden depth enabling it to be read by both teen...
Opening: "Even the woods are burning."I'm a big fan of Arthurian re-tellings, though I know I haven't read even a tiny portion of them. Often they focus on Arthur, or his knights, or at least one of the side characters in the original stories. In Here Likes Arthur, we have something different. This...