Here Lies Arthur

Gwynna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground. To her horror, she is discovered in the wood. But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her, a traveler and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwynna if she will agree to be bound in service to him. Gwynna is frightened but intrigued-and says yes-for this Myrddin serves the young, rough, and powerful Arthur. In the course of their travels, Myrddin transforms Gwynna into the mysterious Lady of the Lake, a boy warrior, and a spy. It is part of a plot to transform Arthur from the leader of (con’t) (con’d from summary) a ragtag war band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time. If Gwynna and Myrrdin’s trickery is discovered, what will become of Gwynna? Worse, what will become of Arthur? Only the endless battling, the mighty belief of men, and the sheer cunning of one remarkable girl will tell.

Related: England (UK), Folklore, Young Adult (ages 14-18)

2 thoughts on “Here Lies Arthur

  1. Isaac Barrett says:

    “Here Lies Arthur” is a very interesting story. The main character, Gwyena/Gwyen* is in a very interesting position. His/Her home is being raided, and burned down.she escapes but barley. she escapes by swimming several miles down river. After climbing out she meets a “magician”. This “Magician’s” name is Cei. he works for the king, king Arthur.As soon as he meets Gwyena,he likes her. He tells her about his plan to give a sword to the king, but then changes it to put Gwyena into it.this plan goes well, and he turns gwyena into Gwyena into Gwyen, or she into he. Gwyen is now on a new adventure as a boy. “He” goes places “she” never did, but is her secret safe? Are there more like her? The plot, theme, conflict, moral, and conflict resolution are all very well presented and backed up. I couldn’t stop reading it. When I was not reading I thought about what would happen next. i liked the book a lot.

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