Editorial Reviews. Review. King Arthur has fascinated young people for centuries, I Am Mordred – Kindle edition by Nancy Springer. Download it. What will a person give to forsake his destiny? From his very incarnation, Mordred has been a pawn in Camelot’s history. Foretold by Merlin that. 3 – 4Hours to read. 50kTotal words. I Am Mordred – A Tale from Camelot audiobook by Nancy Springer,Steven Crossley. Also available as: Audiobook.
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Foretold by Merlin that he will grow up to kill his father, the beloved King Arthur, young Mordred struggles with his fate, loathing the great king who tried to kill him as a baby, yet journeying to Camelot where he learns to serve and idolize the legendary leader. Jan 22, J. This story changes the tale of his villainy to a heart-wrenching story that is terribly sad, but soringer done.
When he becomes of age he is able to travel to Camelot to become a knight at the round table of King Arthur. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
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April 14, Sold by: Would you like us to take another look at this review? Though these stories are only sidenotes, another theme is how helpless women are in the face of powerful, mythical and medieval men.
I thought the premise was interesting, but the book doesn’t stand out much for me. But Mordred survives, and for the rest of his life, nurses mixed feelings toward his parents and himself.
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How much of fate do you feel is predetermined and how much of it do you feel is based on our actions? It was all done so beautifully as well, it was all just so very very good. Nobody has made any prophecies about Morgan. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Springger can tell she spent four times as many hours doing the research than she spent writing the book. Mordred does not really die in the end, but then There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
It is Mordred’s tale, and I imagine should be judged as such.
This book is short, but it has a very teen sensibility. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
I’ve always held a soft spot for Mordred. Read it Forward Read it first. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk mordted. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Years later Mordred arrives at Camelot and becomes a knight of the Round Table. I can’t wait to read I mordrdd Morgan le Fay!
Read more Read less. Definitely worth a read. May 15, Hazel West rated it liked it Shelves: Springer lives in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. The story starts off with Arthur casting away boats of babies into the sea to die as he was told by Merlin that his son would someday be his own demise.
Short and sweet, but a little more bittersweet in where it is springeer to go. The shocking discoveries and revelations that unfold help create a sense of mystery leading to a spfinger read. The characters were realistic as well as the dialogue and setting. It is told in the first person.
The ending also felt like a bit of a cop-out to me. He is the tragic product of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You cannot help but feel sympathy for a character who, no matter how good his intentions or how hard he tries to do the right thing, has a life filled with so much strife and sorrow. Can Mordred find love? It was not unusual at the time for kings to have children by their sisters, so the fact that Mordred was the result of the union of Arthur and his half-sister, at least in this telling; scholars differwas less important than Merlin’s foretelling.
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I for one very much enjoyed and appreciated her portrayal of Mordred, and found new sympathy for his place in the Arthur canon. That said, this is not a book of dry scholarship or academic argument.
The review must be at least 50 characters long. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Stay in Touch Sign up. Robert Clifton Storey Jr. It takes real squeezing to make Mordred a sympathetic protagonist.
The writing as well as characters were spot on and truly fit the era of time. Firebird January 14, Language: The Princess and the Bear. Jul 23, Samantha Shaffer rated it really liked it Shelves: Several years later, we see a young boy living peacefully with a fisherman and his wife.