Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sword of the Rightful King--Jane Yolen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Year Published: 2003
Pages: 376
Rating: 3.5/5

"Prince Gawaine took the stone steps two at a time, trying to guess why his mother, the queen, had sent for him."

This was an enjoyable twist on the King Arthur saga. Focusing on Merlin's engineering the sword in the stone for Arthur to pull, and Queen Morgause's evil magic and intrigues to seize the stone for her sons, and therefore herself, this novel manages to delve deep into a small section of the story, and pull off a rather unexpected twist at the end.

Book a Week # 6
Challenge/s: Young Adult, Arthurian

1 comment:

J. Kaye said...

Since Jimmy, my middle son, lives for books in this genre, I'll see if I can locate him a copy. :)