The Lioness   Her Knight Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Lioness Her Knight


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-10-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547530000

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The Lioness Her Knight Excerpt :

“Adventure, magic, love, and knights of the realm collide in this delightfully witty tale . . . this romp through the land of King Arthur is a gem.” —School Library Journal Luneta is tired of living in dull Orkney with her mother and father (who happens to be the most boring knight of King Arthur’s Round Table). She prides herself on always getting what she wants, so when the opportunity presents itself, she jumps at the chance to stay at a family friend’s castle near Camelot. Her handsome cousin, Sir Ywain—a young knight seeking adventure—arrives just in time to escort her to King Arthur’s court. Along the way they pick up a knight-turned-fool named Rhience, whose wit and audacity set many a puffed-up personality in its place. Before arriving at Lady Laudine’s castle, the trio stops at Camelot, where they hear the story of the Storm Stone, a magical object deep in the forest that soon sweeps everyone into a web of love, betrayal, and more than a bit of magic. Filled with broken promises, powerful enchantresses, unconventional sword fights, fierce and friendly lionesses, mysterious knights, and damsels in and out of distress, The Lioness and Her Knight proves itself as witty and adventuresome as the rest of Gerald Morris’s tales from King Arthur’s court. “Morris balances farce and drama with ease, and his main characters are memorable, sympathetic, and frequently hilarious.” —The Horn Book “Clever, funny and wise . . . Once again, Morris brilliantly re-animates an old story, keeping readers engaged while gently, genially urging them to ruminate over the truths at its heart.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Lioness and Her Knight Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Lioness and Her Knight


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547014852

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The Lioness and Her Knight Excerpt :

No sooner does Luneta leave home to visit King Arthur's Court than she gets swept up in adventure, romance, betrayal, and more than a little bit of magic.

Alanna Book
Score: 4
From 99 Ratings

Alanna


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481439589

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Alanna Excerpt :

Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, learning many hard lessons along her path to high adventure.

The Squire  His Knight  and His Lady Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Squire His Knight and His Lady


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547014388

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The Squire His Knight and His Lady Excerpt :

After several years at King Arthur's court, Terence, as Sir Gawain's squire and friend, accompanies him on a perilous quest that tests all their skills and whose successful completion could mean certain death for Gawain.

The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-04-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547349398

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The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf Excerpt :

Third in the medieval fantasy series. “A perfectly delicious, not entirely serious, reimagining of part of Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur.”—Booklist Her castle under siege by an evil knight who keeps beheading all her would-be rescuers, Lady Lynet realizes the only way to get help is to get it herself. So one night she slips away and strikes out for King Arthur’s court where she hopes to find a gallant knight to vanquish the Knight of the Red Lands and free her castle. Gerald Morris’s Arthurian novel is a highly comic tale of hidden identities, mysterious knights, faeries and enchantments, damsels-in-distress, and true love. “In Morris’s third wry, sometimes hilarious, take on an Arthurian legend, a sharp-tongued young damosel gets an education in sorcery, intrigue and what true knighthood is all about . . . Fans of Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted, Patricia Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles and similarly lighthearted fantasy will be delighted.”—Kirkus Reviews “A rollicking treatment of a lesser-known episode from Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur . . . The novel is also enjoyable for its good-natured spoofing of the conventions of its medieval setting.”—School Library Journal “A rare action-fantasy that crosses age and gender lines.”—The Bulletin

The Quest of the Fair Unknown Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Quest of the Fair Unknown


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-10-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547349978

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The Quest of the Fair Unknown Excerpt :

The author of The Lioness and Her Knight “continues his intelligent retellings of Arthurian legends with a tale of multiple quests” (Kirkus Reviews). On her deathbed, Beaufils’s mother leaves him with a quest and a clue: find your father, a knight of King Arthur’s court. So Beaufils leaves the isolated forest of his youth and quickly discovers that he has much to learn about the world beyond his experience. Beaufils’s innocence never fails to make his companions grin, but his fresh outlook on the world’s peculiarities turns out to be more of a gift than a curse as they encounter unexpected friends and foes. With his constant stream of wise fools and foolish wise men, holy hermits and others of rather less holiness, plotting magicians and conniving Ladies, Gerald Morris infuses these medieval stories with a riotous humor all his own. “A heartwarming and thought-provoking tale, this story is sure to entertain readers.” —School Library Journal “Morris’ retellings of Arthurian legends—and others from English lore, mostly medieval—never disappoint.” —Booklist “Maintains the same comfortable balance of epic adventure, earnest idealism, and gentle humor that has made the series so successful in bringing Arthurian legends to young readers.” —The Horn Book

The Princess  the Crone  and the Dung Cart Knight Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Princess the Crone and the Dung Cart Knight


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-10-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547349909

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The Princess the Crone and the Dung Cart Knight Excerpt :

“Grand storytelling style . . . Readers looking for page-turning adventure, a strong heroine, and some fun will find it all here.” —School Library Journal Ever since that tragic night when her mother and guardian were murdered, thirteen-year-old Sarah has been living on her own and searching for the knight who was responsible. Her quest for revenge leads to an even greater adventure when she witnesses Queen Guinevere being kidnapped. Soon Sarah finds herself accompanying Sir Gawain and Squire Terence on a remarkable journey to rescue the Queen. In their travels they meet, among others, a mystery knight traveling incognito in a dung cart, a faery who becomes Sarah’s first friend in a long time, a reclusive monk who plans to spend the rest of his life building a tomb for Sir Lancelot, and a princess who might have a little more gumption than she appears to. As the plot thickens, Sarah finds out more about the people she’s met and befriended, as well as about herself. She begins to learn the true consequences of vengeance and what it really means to be a princess. “Morris reshapes traditional plot elements, infuses them with humor and fantasy, and creates a highly readable story . . . The novel is driven by a keen sense of justice and lightened by droll wit. A terrific cast of characters energizes the story, which plays out against a colorful, well-developed historical background.” —Booklist “Another humorous and suspenseful tale of knightly intrigue.” —Publishers Weekly

Lioness Rampant Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Lioness Rampant


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481439640

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Lioness Rampant Excerpt :

Continues the adventures of the skilled knight and warrior, Alanna, as she wins the magical Jewel of Domaine and uses its powers to save her kingdom.

The Squire s Tale Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Squire s Tale


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-04-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547348766

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The Squire s Tale Excerpt :

First in the medieval fantasy series set in Camelot. “This Arthurian adventure is all heart—and humor.”—Publishers Weekly Growing up an orphan in an isolated cottage in the woods, young Terence never expected much adventure. But upon the arrival of Gawain, his life takes a surprising turn. Gawain is destined to become one of the most famous knights of the Round Table. Terence becomes Gawain’s squire and leaves his secluded life for one of adventure in King Arthur’s court. In no time Terence is plunged into the exciting world of kings, wizards, knights, wars, magic spells, dwarfs, damsels in distress, and enchanters. As he adjusts to his new life, he proves to be not only an able squire but also a keen observer of the absurdities around him. His duties take him on a quest with Gawain and on a journey of his own, to solve the mystery of his parentage. Filled with rapier-sharp wit, jousting jocularity, and chuckleheaded knights, this is King Arthur’s court as never before experienced. “The author leaves some tantalizing questions, and the tale is filled with knightly derring-do.”—The Horn Book “Well-drawn characters, excellent, snappy dialogue, detailed descriptions of medieval life, and a dry wit put a new spin on this engaging tale.”—Booklist “If your readers are looking for some notable swashing and buckling with a little chivalrous slapstick thrown in, this retelling of Arthurian legend is the book for you.”—The Bulletin “There are plenty of sword fights and flashes of sorcery to delight readers, while the plot moves at a swift clip.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442427655

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The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Excerpt :

On her first tour as a knight errant, Alanna assumes a position of influence with a fierce desert tribe, makes some changes in the role of women in the society, and continues her own emotional development.

The Ballad of Sir Dinadan Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Ballad of Sir Dinadan


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008-10-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547349848

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The Ballad of Sir Dinadan Excerpt :

The author of Parsifal’s Page “interweaves action with sophisticated, wry humor and deft characterization to bring to life yet another medieval tale” (VOYA). Young Dinadan has no wish to joust or quest or save damsels in distress or do any of the knightly things expected of him. He’d rather be a minstrel, playing his rebec and writing ballads. But he was born to be a knight, and knights, of course, have adventures. So after his father forces his knighthood upon him, he wanders toward King Arthur’s court, in the company of a misguided young Welsh lad named Culloch. There Dinadan meets Sir Kai and Sir Bedivere, and the three find themselves accompanying Culloch on the worst sort of quest. Along the way, Dinadan writes his own ballads, singing of honor, bravery, loyalty, and courtly love—and becomes a player in the pathetic love story of Tristram and Iseult. He meets the Moorish knight Palomides, the clever but often exasperating Lady Brangienne, and an elvin musician named Sylvanus, along with an unusual collection of recreant knights and dimwitted defenders of chivalry. He learns that while minstrels sing of spectacular heroic deeds, honor is often found in simpler, quieter ways. “The humor ranges from subtle irony to scenes of pure comedy . . . a lighthearted introduction to the period.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Morris creates in Dinadan one of his most appealing protagonists. Written in accessible prose and laced with occasional magic, the novel moves at a quick pace and showcases a continually maturing hero.” —The Horn Book “A witty tale of adventure and reflection.” —Booklist

The Legend of the King Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Legend of the King


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2010-09-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547504858

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The Legend of the King Excerpt :

“Gracefully interweav[es] Arthurian legend, realistic and magical elements, humor, and heartbreak . . . an engrossing conclusion to a notable series.” —Booklist 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. “Morris pulls off a spectacular conclusion to his humane and witty Squire’s Tales series as destructive intrigues both provide a backdrop for a fan-pleasing reunion of favorite figures from past episodes and lead up to the final battle between Arthur and his brilliant, hideously warped son Mordred . . . Well done.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The knights’ simplicity, honor, and kitchen-table philosophizing will continue to entrance readers, straight through to the end of this thrilling, elegiac, hope-from-the-ashes saga.” —The Horn Book (starred review) “In this final title in the series, Morris once again makes the adventure, excitement, and magic of King Arthur and his court accessible to every reader . . . An excellent end to a worthwhile and well-written series that can be recommended to reluctant and skilled readers alike.” —School Library Journal

Parsifal s Page Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Parsifal s Page


  • Author : Gerald Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 0547014341

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Parsifal s Page Excerpt :

In medieval England, eleven-year-old Piers' dream comes true when he becomes page to Parsifal, a peasant whose quest for knighthood reveals important secrets about both of their families.

First Test Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

First Test


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433350

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First Test Excerpt :

Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall—one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she’s returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal. She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page. But standing in Kel’s way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure. It’s just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees. But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." —SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." —LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Lady Knight  The Protector of the Small Quartet  Book 4  Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Lady Knight The Protector of the Small Quartet Book 4


  • Author : Tamora Pierce
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008304294

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Lady Knight The Protector of the Small Quartet Book 4 Excerpt :

The adventure continues in the final instalment of the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: Tamora Pierce. A powerful classic that is more timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is about smashing the ceilings others place above you.