Here Lies Arthur
Publish date: April 2nd 2007
Publisher: Scholastic Children’s Books
Pages no: 297
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...