I Am Morgan le Fay

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Penguin, Sep 16, 2002 - Young Adult Fiction - 240 pages
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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 of history, to become other, to determine her own fate-and, thus the fate of Britain. She will become Morgan le Fay.

"Springer wields language like a sword, and both blood and flowers spring to these pages in vivid hues." (Booklist, starred review)
 

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I was sure that I wouldn't like this story at all after reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, but this tale by Nancy Springer is indeed captivating and does a good job in drawing the ... Read full review

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I read this book back in high school (the year after its release) and I've read it dozens of times since. Easily my favorite book. Nancy Springer is an excellent writer and spins an incredible tale on a character we all think we know so well. I no longer look at the character Morgan Le Fay the same and anyone who reads this wont either.
I also suggest the follow up, I am Mordred, which was another awesome tale.
 

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About the author (2002)

Nancy Springer has published forty novels for adults, young adults and children. In a career beginning shortly after she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970, Springer wrote for ten years in the imaginary realms of mythological fantasy, then ventured on contemporary fantasy, magical realism, and women's fiction before turning her attention to children's literature. Her novels and stories for middle-grade and young adults range from contemporary realism, mystery/crime, and fantasy to her critically acclaimed novels based on the Arthurian mythos, I AM MORDRED: A TALE OF CAMELOT and I AM MORGAN LE FAY. Springer's children's books have won her two Edgar Allan Poe awards, a Carolyn W. Field award, various Children's Choice honors and numerous ALA Best Book listings. Her most recent series include the Tales of Rowan Hood, featuring Robin Hood’s daughter, and the Enola Holmes mysteries, starring the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes.

Ms. Springer lives in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.

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