King of the Middle March : Book 3 Paperback
Part of the Arthur series
Medieval life meets Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends boundaries of time and age, appealing to children of 9+ and older readers alike.
The final book in the trilogy from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize bronze award is a timeless novel.It is 1202, and thousands of knights and footsoldiers are mustering in Venice for the Fourth Crusade.
Among them is young Arthur de Caldicot, whose experiences in the crusades opened his eyes to the realities of war.
Looking into his seeing stone for guidance, he realises that the exploits of King Arthur and his knights, like those of the crusaders, are as grim as they are glorious.War, romance, murder, family quarrels, power and politics combine in a marvellous ending to a trilogy that has utterly captivated its readers.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 05/08/2004
- Category: Traditional
- ISBN: 9781842551554
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Review by shanaqui
Meh. I feel very tricked by the lack of real connection between Manor Arthur and King Arthur. As I said of the first two books, the detail and research is good, and the voice of the narrator works well.<br/><br/>But it just feels so slight and all the more so for the truth about the connection between the two Arthurs. It's braver that way, in a way, I know: the story where someone starts to act out the life of a historical/mythological character in their own life and turns out to be a descendant/reincarnation of them has been <I>done</i>. But still. Gah.