Book: The Arthur Trilogy

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The Arthur Trilogy

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

It is 1199 and young Arthur de Caldicot is waiting impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his friend’s father, Merlin, gives him a shining piece of obsidian, and his life becomes entwined with that of his namesake, the Arthur whose story he sees unfold in the stone.

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Book:The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone: Book 1 of Arthur Trilogy

Kevin Crossley-Holland

It is 1199 and young Arthur de Caldicot is waiting impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his friend’s father, Merlin, gives him a shining piece of obsidian, and his life becomes entwined with that of his namesake, the Arthur whose story he sees unfold in the stone.

In this many-layered novel, King Arthur is seen as a mysterious presence influencing not just one time and place, but many. The 100 short chapters are almost like snapshots, not only of the mythic tales of King Arthur, but the earthy, uncomfortable reality of the Middle Ages. Written in the direct, open voice of a real boy living in a time of uncertainty about the future, this story touches on the issues of war and peace, social inequity, religion, reason, and superstition.

Book:At the Crossing-Places

At the Crossing-Places: Book 2 of Arthur Trilogy

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Arthur de Caldicot has achieved his dream: He now serves as a squire to Lord Stephen of Holt Castle. But this new world opens up fresh visions as well as old concerns. Arthur longs to escape the shadow of his unfeeling father and meet his birth mother. He also years to marry the beautiful Winnie, while maintaining close ties with his friend, Gatty. And ultimately, he wants to become a Crusader, with all the questions of might and right involved.

Book:King of the Middle March

King of the Middle March: Book 3 of Arthur Trilogy

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Arthur de Caldicot waits eagerly in Venice for the start of the Fourth Crusade. But it’s now when Arthur’s future should be clearest that he feels the most doubt. Jealousies and greed rive the Crusade, leading him to question its true mission. Back in England, his engagement to Winnie remains uncertain, while his search for his birth mother has been stymied by his vicious father. And his seeing stone shows him the last days of King Arthur’s court—a great dream destroyed, but also a glorious legend rising from the ruins. Likewise in this book, Arthur becomes a man worthy of his kingly name.

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