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The Legend of the King

by Gerald Morris

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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.

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"Starred Review. Though the author doesn't shy from depicting the legend's tragic end, he does display authorial mercy in a set of aftermath scenes that ease the pain with a focus on healing and the future. Well done." - Kirkus

"An excellent end to a worthwhile and well-written series that can be recommended to reluctant and skilled readers alike." - School Library Journal

"Gracefully interweaving Arthurian legend, realistic and magical elements, humor, and heartbreak, the vivid prose brings events, settings, and new and returning characters to life. From ever-loyal Terence to kind enchantress Lynet, the characters’ interspersed stories and relationships create depth and suspense in an engrossing conclusion to a notable series. Grades 6-9. " - Booklist

This is the seventh and final volume in the series, view the entire series.

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Gerald Morris Author Biography

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Gerald Morris is an American author. Morris is known for his series of stories for preteen and teen readers based in the Middle Ages during the time of King Arthur. Collectively called The Squire's Tales, the series includes The Squire's Tale, The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady, The Savage Damsel and The Dwarf, Parsifal's Page, The Ballad of Sir Dinadan, The Princess, the Crone, and the Dung Cart Knight, The Lioness and Her Knight, The Quest of the Fair Unknown, The Squire's Quest, and The Legend of the King.

His new series, The Knights' Tales is for younger readers and began with The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great, published in 2008, followed by The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short in the same year. Next came The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True in 2011. His most recently ...

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