The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot is given a shining stone in which his legendary namesake is revealed.
In 100 short chapters that brilliantly evoke life in a medieval manor, stories of the boy King Arthur begin to echo and anticipate the secrets and mysteries that emerge in his own life. " as bright and as vivid as the pictures in a Book of Hours.
Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound.' Philip Pullman, The Guardian 'instantly evokes T H White's The Once and Future King in blending the pastoral idyll of a medieval manor with the myths of King Arthur. There the similarity ends ' this is truly a crossover book, settling in the interesting space between children's and adult fiction.' The Times
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, 2 maps
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 01/06/2001
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780752844299