Gerald Morris





Gerald Morris


Born
in Riverside, The United States
October 29, 1963

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Gerald Morris is an award-winning author, best known for his retellings of Arthurian legends for preteen and teen readers.

His first series, called The Squire's Tales, focuses primarily on a squire named Terence, alongside his knight, Sir Gawain. Whilst these two characters remain in the series, the majority of the later books introduce new protagonists. As the series progresses, the tone becomes darker, to reflect the bleak ending of the original legends. All of the main heroes' storylines are picked up again in the final book, The Legend of the King.
His second series, The Knights' Tales, is for younger readers and began with The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great, published in 2008, followed by The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short in t
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Gerald Morris isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.
As we enter the season of Advent, anticipating the celebration of Christ’s Incarnation, it strikes me that poetry bears some taste of that miracle. Like Christ himself, and to a lesser extent the Bible, poetry is both divine and human, breathed from above and at the same time molded of flesh. And both elements are necessary.
But I should start with the Christian teaching. The miracle of Incarnat... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.1 · 30,442 ratings · 1,414 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
The Squire's Tale (The Squi...

3.96 avg rating — 7,838 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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The Savage Damsel and the D...

4.24 avg rating — 4,595 ratings — published 2000 — 19 editions
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The Squire, His Knight, and...

4.20 avg rating — 4,352 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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Parsifal's Page (The Squire...

4.03 avg rating — 2,362 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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The Princess, the Crone, an...

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The Lioness and Her Knight ...

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The Ballad of Sir Dinadan (...

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The Quest of the Fair Unkno...

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The Squire's Quest (The Squ...

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The Legend of the King (The...

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The Squire's Tale The Squire, His Knight, and... The Savage Damsel and the D... Parsifal's Page The Ballad of Sir Dinadan The Princess, the Crone, an... The Lioness and Her Knight
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“There's never a reason to trust someone. If there's a reason, then it's not trust.”
Gerald Morris, The Quest of the Fair Unknown

“Of course it's juggling,” the man in motley was saying [...] “You know what your problem is, Sir Grenall? You've been seduced by the lure of spectacle. Sure, I could juggle three or four balls and use two hands, and that would be very impressive, but then what would I do after that? Five balls? Three hands? You see how it goes? Now me, I'm an artist, trying to recapture the original purity of the art form. This” - the man nodded at the ball he tossing up and down - “this is the essence of juggling.”
Gerald Morris, The Lioness and Her Knight

“I take it that he is more than just a woodcutter.”
“No one is just a woodcutter,” replied Terence.
“A person's always more than his present occupation.”
Gerald Morris, The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf

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