Publisher description for The seeing stone / by Kevin Crossley-Holland.


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It is 1199 and young Arthur de Caldicot is waiting impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his father's friend Merlin gives him a shining piece of obsidian and his life becomes entwined with that of his namesake, the Arthur whose story he sees unfold in the stone. In this many-layered novel, King Arthur is seen as a mysterious presence influencing not just one time and place, but many. The 100 short chapters are almost like snapshots - not only of the mythic tales of King Arthur, but the earthy, uncomfortable reality of the Middle Ages.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Arthur, King Juvenile fiction, Arthur, King Fiction, Identity Fiction, Magic Fiction, Middle Ages Fiction, Great Britain History Richard I, 1189-1199 Fiction, Great Britain History John, 1199-1216 Fiction