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Here Lies Arthur February 17, 2010

Filed under: Fantasy — sclrobyn @ 1:07 pm
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Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Have you ever wondered if all the stories about King Arthur were true?

This retelling of the Arthurian legend is set in a dark and brutal time, where Arthur is depicted as a bullying and selfish warlord of a rough gang of outlaws. His success depends on the stories and tricks that the bard Myrddin creates to build up a legend in the superstitious eyes of the common people. When young Gwyna’s village is burned by mauraders, she is taken into Myrddin’s care. She becomes a key to Myrddin’s schemes, as she is transformed into the Lady of the Lake, disguises herself as a boy, and becomes a spy.

Readalikes: Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle