Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris

Name: A Squire's Tale
Author: Gerald Morris
Genre: Teen Fantasy
Reviewer: Karen Pellett
Rating: Adore
Alerts/Warnings: There are some mentions of people getting their heads cut off (on purpose or accidentally) and other people having to carry these heads to King Arthur to account for their crimes. These scenes are short but I am told are a lot less gruesome than the original Le Morte d'Arthur.
Premise (be brief): - In medieval England, fourteen-year-old Terence finds his tranquil existence suddenly changed when he becomes the squire of the young Gawain of Orkney and accompanies him on a long quest, proving Gawain's worth as a knight and revealing an important secret about his own true identity (King County Library System).
Opinions: This book is the first in a series of books retelling Arthurian legend tales. I not only thoroughly enjoyed this book, I have been enjoying the entire series. It is a relatively smooth read, filled with adventure, emotions, swordplay, sarcastic commentary, and an interesting look into what makes a woman - their souls vs. their beauty. I highly recommend this as a fabulous read.

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