King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table
King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the... show more
King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of "Clay", "Skellig", "Kit's Wilderness", and "The Fire-Eaters".
Publish date: March 27th 2008
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
As far as a collection of tales about King Arthur, I think this one was a very good one for young readers. The stories are fairly simple and engaging. As a person who doesn't really like violence, the stories were not that interesting to me personally. I thought most of the knights were very silly a...
An easily accessible version of Le Morte d'Arthur (which the author openly admits was his main source).Also includes a few of the French Romances and Mabinogion stories.He's put them into a chronological order, and all the tales you'd expect are there.
A knight leaves King Arthur's court, meets another knight, gets insulted very quickly over nothing and chops off the other knight's head. Rinse, repeat. It wasn't until book 3 that things became more interesting and had more of a lively storyline to it. Cheers to the author for collecting all the ol...
The story is a workmanlike adaptation for children, but the illustrations by Thomas Mackenzie are really rather fine, hence the 4-star rating.
This book has remained 41% complete on my currently reading shelf since July 25, 2009, so clearly it's a did-not-finish. I would love to read about the escapades of Arthur and his knights, but this adaptation did not present them interestingly.