The Perilous Gard
Publish date: October 29th 2001
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Fairy Tales
What a charming story. Written in 1974, it might be a little lumbering and meandering for the modern hectic pace, but the excellent protagonist and the complexity of concept more than make up for the author’s somewhat extra-rich embroidery of descriptions. In the beginning of the story, seventeen-ye...
I really wanted to like this book. I thought for sure I would. It had such great reviews. It was a fairy story. It featured the Tam Lin legend, which I love. I was positive I'd adore it. But... I didn't.As I read it I kept thinking it was just so long-winded. It took forever for anything to happ...
2.5 stars.I honestly don't remember it all that much. I remember thinking it was okay but I didn't really like it. I remember being bored. So there you go.
An old favourite from my teens. It really does need a new home now.
I enjoyed the story, including the setting and characters, but I would have appreciated a little more dialogue and time to get to know the characters better. Otherwise, nice story, very short.
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