King of the Middle March
By (author) Kevin Crossley-Holland
Normal Price: $37.99
Your Price: $34.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.71 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
King of the Middle March by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Book DescriptionIt is 1202, and thousands of knights and footsoldiers are mustering in Venice for the Fourth Crusade. Among them is young Arthur de Caldicot, squire to Lord Stephen. It is thrilling to be part of this huge gathering; but as Christian falls upon Christian and Saracens draw their scimitars, Arthur's eyes are opened to the realities of war. Looking into his seeing stone for guidance, he realises that the exploits of King Arthur and his knights, like those of the crusaders, are as grim as they are glorious. Meanwhile Arthur has his own concerns: Gatty, his betrothal, his dream of finding his mother, his relationship with his violent father and his churlish foster-brother. When he finally returns to England, all he has lost and all he has won come together. War, romance, murder, family quarrels, power politics, the conflict between Christianity and Islam: all these are elements in a story packed with drama and colour. Its vivid picture of daily life in medieval times is shot through with earthy comedy and the magic of the Arthurian legends. Darker and deeper than the first two books, this is a marvellous ending to a trilogy that has utterly captivated its readers.
Buy King of the Middle March book by Kevin Crossley-Holland from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781842550601
(216mm x 138mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kevin Crossley-Holland
Heartsong, Paperback (October 2016)
An extraordinary illustrated tale, set within the dark mystery of Venice and composer Vivaldi's life, about an orphan who finds her voice and future through the healing power of music - created by two award-winning literary greats.
Riddlemaster, Hardback (June 2016)
Three children need to solve riddles to reach a deserted island and gain a treasure.
Storm, Paperback (April 2016)
Every day Annie walks by the lonely marsh from her remote cottage to school. Only in winter, when the wind howls in the trees, is Annie ever afraid. Her sister Willa is pregnant and Annie is overjoyed when she comes home to have her baby. Then, on a terrible night, with the phone lines down, Willa goes into labour...
Breaking Hour, Paperback (June 2015)» View all books by Kevin Crossley-Holland
New collection by favourite novelist, translator, poet.
UK Kirkus Review » The final volume in the acclaimed Arthur trilogy sees 16-year-old Arthur de Caldicot on his way to the fourth Crusade. The year is 1202. In Venice, a mighty army of knights and foot soldiers is being assembled as they await the completion of a fleet of ships. The twin powers of religion and politics are being played against each other in a bloodthirsty campaign against the Saracens, in faraway Jerusalem. Crusaders from many nations are gathering to spill the blood of the foreign infidels and liberate the Holy Land for the one true God. Plunged into this melee, the newly knighted Arthur discovers that his ideals of Christianity and nobility are brutally contradicted by the unruly violence he sees around him. Longing for his young betrothed wife in England and traumatised by the reality of war, he seeks refuge in his seeing stone, given to him by Merlin four years before. Watching the downfall of the Knights of the Round Table unravel, he comes to a gradual understanding of the wayward nature of men, a small comfort as he observes the murder, rape and pillage inflicted on innocent souls by the Army of Christ. Further anguished by the arrival of his loathsome father, who has constantly thwarted his efforts to find his real mother, Arthur is overwhelmed by confusion, trying hard to live up to his own high principles of chivalry in a world gone mad. As the story of King Arthur draws to its familiar, sad conclusion, the young knight must work out his own answers to the conflict he carries within him before he can find peace. Its intense graphic realism bringing the mediaeval world to life, supported by a richly descriptive text and crammed with colourful historical detail, this is a magnificent conclusion to the bestselling series, which began with the award-winning The Seeing Stone. Kevin Crossley-Holland brings history to life with his own magic touch, making this an absorbing story which cannot fail to satisfy his wide readership. Ages 12+ (Kirkus UK)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about King of the Middle March book by Kevin Crossley-Holland and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Kevin Crossley-Holland
Kevin Crossley-Holland won the Carnegie Medal in 1985 for STORM. His many notable books for adults and children include poetry, classic retellings and anthologies. He has written and presented many BBC radio programmes and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.