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I Am Morgan le Fay

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  3,083 ratings  ·  170 reviews
Morgan is a willful, mischievous girl with mismatched eyes of emerald and violet. A girl of magic, whose childhood ends when King Uther Pendragon murders her father and steals away her mother. Then Pendragon dies and, in a warring country with no one to claim the throne, there are many who want Morgan dead. But Morgan has power, and magic. She is able to change the course ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 16th 2002 by Firebird (first published March 19th 2001)
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I Am Morgan Le Fay is a young adult novel which tries to give Morgan Le Fay more of a reason for her actions and more psychological depth. It’s reasonably successful in that, though it’s not one of my favourite Arthurian stories I’ve ever read — it seems a bit slight, and Morgan’s behaviour and the outcome was entirely obvious. The mythology is a bit of a hotchpotch, but I didn’t mind that too much because it was so lightly touched on. Cernunnos is a character, but it doesn’t really go into the ...more
Althea Ann
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very nice addition to the body of works featuring a female-centric, pagan-influenced take on the Arthurian mythos.
It's not as complex as 'The Mists of Avalon' (which it is clearly influenced by), but it shares some of the same themes.

Here, we see events from Morgan's point of view, as she grows up in tune with old magics, and discovers a stone that enhances her powers. Hurt by the traumatic events that shake her family, she is often blind to her own faults - but she is also not unsympathetic.
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Morgan Le Fay. A woman of mystery, of evil, of legend. Who was she? What made her turn evil and bring down her half brother Arthur?
This book tells the why's of Morgan's life.

Ok so first off I picked this book up because I just finished watching BBC Merlin and I wanted to hear a different take on Morgana's story.

At first I couldn't really get into this book and I almost put it down several times for it was slow at the beginning.
About the fourth chapter into it though it really started grabbing m
May 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: youngadult
Morgan was born into a world where women have little power, where men make all of the decisions, where a son is valued highly above a daughter. But there is a power reserved for the women alone. It is the power of the Fay, the Faerie. When Morgan learns to harness that magical power for herself, she changes history, for she is the half sister of the legendary King Arthur. She is Morgan le Fay, and her power will bring down Camelot.

The legend of King Arthur is a timeless tale that has been explor
Apr 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although his many duties as the Duke of Cornwall often kept him away from home, young Morgan loved her father. And when the six-year-old witnessed a man leaving her mother's chamber, a man that looked just like her father but was nothing like him, she knew something was wrong. For her father was dead - killed by the king Uther Pendragon, who then steals Morgan's mother away. Bitter with anger and resentment, the little girl awakens something magical within her - a power that can be used for good ...more
Izabella (Pages Full of Stars)
"I am Morgan le Fay, and I will never die. I hover on the wind, and fate falls out of each slow beat of my wings. That is what my name means: Morgan the fate, Morgan the magical, Morgan who must be feared.

Ever since I became interested in Arthurian legends, I've been fascinated with the character of Morgan le Fay. I know that in many retellings and sources she's portrayed as a villain or bad character, the one who is involved in Arthur's doom, so I naturally steer towards stories which show he
Emily Mcelveen
Apr 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-club
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Jul 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: avid fantasy readers
Shelves: 2008
I read this back in 6th Grade. Loved it to pieces. And having recently found it lying in an extremely dark corner under my bed a couple of days ago, I decided to crawl into bed and re-read it. I still love it to pieces.

I'd always thought the Arthurian Legend was fascinating, but I'd never really liked the guy. Neither did I have much interest in his best friend Sir Lancelot or his lover, Guinevere. On the contrary, I liked Arthur's half sister, Morgan. And Mordred. And while I'm ranting on with
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
I had very low expectations for this book, it being a very small, very short, very cheap pocket paperback. I picked it up anyway, because I'm such a sucker for any take on Arthurian lore, especially ones that humanize and focus attention on Morgan le Fay. And, in the beginning, I very much liked it. We get a very up-close version of Uther coming to Igraine disguised as Igraine's husband from the view of a little girl who can only see her father, but knows something isn't right. And after Uther d ...more
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised by this novel which has quickly became my favourite Morgana related novel.
I've read "I am Mordred" many years ago and I fear I don't remember it much, so I am sure this novel can be read quite indipendently from it.
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Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I've been a King Arthur fan since I was a kid. I found this book, years ago, just wandering through the library and took it, since it was something new. I loved it. This book shows us everything that Morgan did to become the woman so often featured in lore, a woman whose past is never described. We know her only as the half-sister bent on the destruction of Arthur and everything he created in his name. Her past is dismissed as unimportant, leaving us to assume and interpret what happened to her. ...more
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
When I first read this book, I was a twelve year old just becoming interested in Arthurian legend, but had never before heard of Morgan le Fay. I bought the book and read it in the span of a two or three days. Since then I've re-read it several times, and I grow more and more in love with it as I do.

Springer's writing is so vivid and detailed I sometimes re-read it just for the imagery my mind creates. Never have I read Morgan's tale in such a detailed and beautiful manner, even describing a few
Sep 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Probably the book that inspired me to read more. I loved it so much. Its from the point of view of Morgan Le Fay and bits of her life before she becomes the woman who is feared...not sure if that was right but anyways before the time when she becomes "evil" as a lot of literature describes her. Its an easy book, I love the way things carry on and the dynamics of the sisters. This pretty much pushed me to research about Arthurian legends. OH god it was just really good.
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book very much for several reasons, One of them is the setting. Medieval England is the best! simply the rich culture (and religion!) of that area captured by this book are amazing! Another reason is that Avalon was simply so enchantingly and vividly described that I could almost vividly see it in my mind’s eye! Overall this is a really good book and a must-read
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arthurian
I fell in love with this book as a kid, and I can still vividly recall many scenes from it. Morgan hiding in the forest with Annie... Morgan and her sister Morgause in their nurse's dug-out home.... Morgan's mother sitting before a mirror, murmuring, "Arthur, Arthur" over and over again.

Hoping to reread this soon, maybe in the summer (2014).
May 18, 2008 rated it it was ok
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Feb 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Most people know Morgan Le Fay as an evil sorceress, but when you read her life story, you think differently. The book is so amazing! But if you don't like crying emotional books, do NOT read it. It's really four books in one. But I highly recommend it.
Sue (BeautyBookCorner)
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I first read this book as a child. Around when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I remember falling in love with the story and being so fascinated by Morgan. I was just starting to get into Arthurian legends and I loved how this book shined a different light on Morgan. Morgan, the half-sister of King Arthur, is usually portrayed as not truly evil but manipulative and selfish. This book is a look into her childhood, and the events that have altered her views on life.

Nancy Springer brings so much comple
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again the Arthurian legend dances across the page enchanting the reader with yet one more view of the protagonist, Morgan Le Fay; Morgan of the fairies. This time it is (auto)biographical and fill the space between the death of her father and her coming of age. Nothing is as simple as it seems and the reader wonders if things would have gone differently for Morgan with a little more of the right stuff along the way. Only nurse--Angwynn--realized the truth about Morgan and for a while thwart ...more
Sapphire Moon
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading the book and it was definitely a page turner that moved quickly. I enjoyed the characters but most of all I enjoyed the imagery. I felt like I was there with Morgan Le Fay living her story and seeing what she saw. This book is a children's book and I am 23 but it had many things in it that children would not fully understand. I loved the way it was written the only thing that I did not like was that the story itself was a sad one. I don't want to spoil anything but what I took ...more
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love the King Arthur time period. So when I saw this on a library shelf I grabbed it.

It was written so well, flowed wonderfully from descriptions to dialogues. I was sadden by her relationship with her mother, but equally glad of her relationship with her nanny. I wished for more romance for her and friendships.

Because this was a 'back story' of Morgan, it ended just as she finds Arthur (her half brother) and I would have loved to read more about her during his rein as king.
Rita Backe
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodies
A quick and easy read of Morgan, who were to become known as Morgan le Fay. Befor she was just known as the willful sister of Morgause, and the strange child of Igraine. But with her strange eyes, she had some power. And when she found a mystic and strange little stone, a milpreve - her life is about to change for ever. And also when she meets Thomas. True Thomas. Her love. And with her love, her fate is entwined.

Quite exciting and well written.
A timeless story, with a dark underbelly. Not for the youngest of children; it's a little too scary in ways that matter to kids. I'm not a fan of sugarcoating things for kids, just that this book seems to engender dark thoughts to run amok through the mind of a 'tween.
Annie  Jhonson
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is really special.
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-books
Meh. Kind of dull. I wasn't really ever on Morgan's side like I probably should have been. She was pretty selfish most of the time tbh.
Amanda Benson
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this when I was younger and have loved it ever since. As an adult it was still as great as I remembered, this book will always have a place in my heart.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Samantha Shaffer
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got this book to read from the library on a whim and I love it if you love books about Camelot and King Arthur you will enjoy this book.
When I was in middle school I was really into Camelot stories and Morgan Le fay. I loved this book as it told the story ( a version anyway) of how Morgan Le Fay came to be. I wanted a stone like the one she wore in the book so bad I tried my hardest to find it. I spent a lot of my time in school trying to become a Camelot expert, which of course I never did. but I enjoyed this version of Morgan Le Fay that I still have the book now in my adult life. For that it gets five stars.
Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
"I Am Morgan le Fay" is exactly what the title suggests: a look into the life of Arthurian legend's infamous sorceress: Morgan le Fay. The book opens with a familiar Arthurian tale: that of how Igraine is fooled by Uther Pendragon (with the help of Merlin) into thinking that he is Igraine's husband. And of course, little Morgan sees all of this and doesn't understand that the man she thinks is her father is in fact not. Igraine is quickly married off to Uther, and Morgan, her sister Morgause, an ...more
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Nancy Springer has passed the fifty-book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery -- although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession. DARK LIE
“Three mysteries are grasped by no man: The mistletoe green between earth and sky, The sadness in a maiden’s smile, The runes shaped by the changing moon.” 4 likes
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