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Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
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This was a well written take on the legend of King Arthur and his knights. A very quick read but written from an interesting point of view - that of a girl called Gwyna who becomes Merlin's (spelled Myrddin) servant as he spins the legend of Arthur. A nice retrospective picture of Arthur is created which is VERY different to what we might think of him today. According to Philip Reeve it's not a historical novel, but it certainly feels like the story of Arthur has been rationalised and presented from what might be a more realistic perspective.

Very different concept for a YA book and I will certainly be recommending this to certain students who are currently indulging themselves with the legend of King Arthur! That'll teach 'em to have romantic ideals...

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