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The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
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May 01, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in February, 2008

I loved this book! You’ll find it in the Children’s section of the library but don’t let that deter you if the 5th grade is just a distant memory. "The Perilous Gard" is based on the Scottish legend of Tam Lin—it is a rich work of historical fiction with touches of romance and fantasy. In the story, Kate Sutton is exiled by Queen Mary Tudor to a remote castle—when she arrives, she learns of a recent tragedy that haunts the household, Christopher Heron most of all. Ever cool and practical, Kate looks beneath the circumstantial ‘evidence’ and local folklore—and uncovers a secret kept by the castle tenants ever since Christianity began to force out the practice of druidic magic.

If you like Victoria Holt, you'll enjoy this title!

"The Perilous Gard" is a Newbery Honor Book. For more about the Newbery Awards, please visit

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardssch...
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