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I Am Mordred By Nancy Springer

I Am Mordred by Nancy Springer

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Summary

Conceived in sin, Mordred knows he is fated to kill his father and king. The great wizard Merlin has prophesied that King Arthur will die at his hand. Can he prevent his destiny?

I Am Mordred Summary

I Am Mordred by Nancy Springer

Mordred is the nephew and son of King Arthur, by his half-sister Morgause. Conceived in sin, Mordred is fated to kill his father and king. As a threat to the throne and his holy office, Arthur sets the newborn child adrift on the sea, hoping death will follow quickly. Yet the infant Mordred survives. Coming of age, he travels to Camelot to become a Knight of the Round Table for a king who can never recognise him as his son. But Arthur is a good king - wise, generous to his subjects and to those loyal to him - and, torn between these facets of his father's nature, Mordred finds the courage for his quest: to turn back the tides of what is to come by finding those with the power - Morgan le Fay and the lost Merlin himself - to change fate. But despite his noble intentions, Mordred succeeds only in triggering a string of betrayals that ends at Hastings, where the soul-dead son finally confronts and kills his father...

I Am Mordred Reviews

In language worthy of her heroic subject, Springer reworks Arthuriana to craft an original tale resonant with archetypal themes of love, loss, betrayal and reconciliation. Her strong female characters and bold recasting of traditional villains and heroes will draw the rapt attention of both sexes. * Publishers Weekly *
This is an involving, moving story. Although many of the characters have magical abilities, they are portrayed as real human beings. A complex... novel that will reward serious readers. * School Library Journal *
A thoroughly captivating and poignant tale. * Booklist *
This is an unusual but sympathetic view of Mordred, beautifully written with magical images and characters... * Teacher Magazine *
A thrilling and original take on the Arthurian legend, Springer's prose has poise and insight. * TES Primary *

About Nancy Springer

Nancy Springer is an American author, who lives in Pennsylvania. She is the author of over 30 critically acclaimed childrens' books and has won the Edgar Award for best YA mystery twice.

Additional information

GOR003673904
9780340749593
0340749598
I Am Mordred by Nancy Springer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Children's Group
2000-10-19
192
N/A
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