So, as I say, when I saw Arthur of Albion listed in books to choose for review, I got my dibs in, and I wasn't disappointed. John Matthews is an expert on the Arthurian legends, and he tells ten of the main ones here in this lovely collection. If you get a chance (and if you are smitten with the Arthurian world as I am) get a copy of this book for your own private libary. And visit Sacramento Book Review for more interesting reviews by various reviewers.
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To the review, then:
Arthur of Albion
Barefoot Books,$12.99,136 pages
“Gawain woke to the noise of dogs and hunting horns. The warmth of his bed only reminded him more keenly of the ordeal that lay ahead of him. For as surely as the Green Knight had risen living from the blow of the axe, Gawain knew he could do no such thing.”
Tatarnikov’s muted illustrations are reminiscent of fine old tapestries, depicting a world long vanished. Matthews’ lyrical storytelling creates an intriguing introduction for young people to a legend that never dies.