Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shaifer's review of Here Lies Arthur


Here Lies Arthur, by Philip Reeve
Here Lies Arthur is a creative twist on King Arthur. The story is told from the viewpoint of a young girl who is adopted into King Arthur's band. It shows King Arthur as a whole different person. Gwyna, a girl, plays tricks on King Arthur by becoming a boy and traveling with the king's band, all while keeping her true identity secret. She does this with the help of Myrddin, King Arthur's bard and storyteller. Once I had read the first few chapters, I couldn't stop until I was at the end. I would say that Here Lies Arthur is historical fiction, a war novel, and an adventure. It is fantastic and I recommend that you read it!

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