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In this final installment of the Squire's Tale series, Terence and his fellow Knights of the Round Table must come together in a last stand to save Camelot. The characters Gerald Morris has brought to life throughout his series—“Terence and Gawain, Lynet and Gaheris, Luneta and Rhience, Dinadan and Palomides"—each have an important role to play in this climactic final conflict. Maintaining their faith, selflessness, and honor, Arthur's court bands together to try to defeat Morgause and Mordred and banish the dark magic from England forever.

Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on
ISBN: 9780547504858
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The Legend of the King breaks, inevitably, with the lightness and humour of the other books in this series. It just can't be sustained when faced with the events that close the Arthurian cycle. There are still moments of warmth and humour, but this book mostly deals blow after blow to your heart.

And so, perversely, it's my favourite of the lot, I think. I liked what Gerald Morris did with it -- how he made it his, and how he was at the same time true to the original stories. In a way, his style didn't do too well at this kind of serious, heartbreaking narrative, but I never really found that that mattered while I was reading it. Perhaps it doesn't hold up to too much thought.

The other, earlier books are all suitable for reasonably young children, but I think this one takes a heavy leap forward.more
It would be better if the author had stopped the series while he was ahead. To achieve his ending he has to allow a lot of carnage while at the same time being hopeful. This really trivializes the carnage. And one realizes that Lancelot was never allowed to develop as a character during the course of the few previous books.more
This is the final installment of the Squire's Tale series. Morris takes us on this adventure with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they battle to save Camelot from Arthur's son and enemy Mordred. This story takes place when honor, friendship and loyalty are not just words but a way of life. The knights battle not only Mordred but also their own inner demons. This adventure is well worth the read. It's full of humor, heartbreak, and heroism. This is the first book I read by Gerald Morris, but it won't be the last. I am adding the whole squire series to my TBR pile. I am kicking myself for not discovering this series sooner. For me this is definitely a "to read". I would happily recommend it to anyone. It will be available on Sept. 2010.more
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The Legend of the King breaks, inevitably, with the lightness and humour of the other books in this series. It just can't be sustained when faced with the events that close the Arthurian cycle. There are still moments of warmth and humour, but this book mostly deals blow after blow to your heart.

And so, perversely, it's my favourite of the lot, I think. I liked what Gerald Morris did with it -- how he made it his, and how he was at the same time true to the original stories. In a way, his style didn't do too well at this kind of serious, heartbreaking narrative, but I never really found that that mattered while I was reading it. Perhaps it doesn't hold up to too much thought.

The other, earlier books are all suitable for reasonably young children, but I think this one takes a heavy leap forward.more
It would be better if the author had stopped the series while he was ahead. To achieve his ending he has to allow a lot of carnage while at the same time being hopeful. This really trivializes the carnage. And one realizes that Lancelot was never allowed to develop as a character during the course of the few previous books.more
This is the final installment of the Squire's Tale series. Morris takes us on this adventure with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they battle to save Camelot from Arthur's son and enemy Mordred. This story takes place when honor, friendship and loyalty are not just words but a way of life. The knights battle not only Mordred but also their own inner demons. This adventure is well worth the read. It's full of humor, heartbreak, and heroism. This is the first book I read by Gerald Morris, but it won't be the last. I am adding the whole squire series to my TBR pile. I am kicking myself for not discovering this series sooner. For me this is definitely a "to read". I would happily recommend it to anyone. It will be available on Sept. 2010.more
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