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SWORD OF THE RIGHTFUL KING: A Novel of King Arthur

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Political intrigue dominates this new version of how Arthur came to pull the sword Excalibur from a stone. Arthur, already an adult, is king but without full support of the country, so his advisor Merlinnus creates a stone with a sword in it that only Arthur will be able remove—thus demonstrating that he's the rightful king. Meanwhile, Morgause, whom informed readers will recognize as Arthur's ... Read full review

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King Arthur is the bomb diggity! Jane Yolen’s Sword of the Rightful King is an imaginative reinvention of the old legend of King Arthur. The book includes familiar character such as Arthur, Merlin, Morgause, and Gawaine. There are also elements of the traditional story, which include the trusty sword in the stone Caliburn and Thomas Malory’s wonderful phrase "He so pulleth the sword from the stone" is mentioned as well. Yolen manages to revise this legend and turn it into an original that works for a younger audience without any silliness or modern day slang. Read this book and you will experience a bit of magic, treachery, and romance, and you will also find out who pulls the sword from the stone this time. 

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