(PDF NEW) [Here Lies Arthur] ç Philip Reeve

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Here Lies Arthur
  • Philip Reeve
  • English
  • 01 February 2020
  • 9780545093347

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review Here Lies Arthur 103 Eader of a ragtag war band into King Arthur the greatest hero of all time If Gwyna and Myrrdin's trickery is discovered what will become of Gwyna Worse what will become of Arthur Only the endless battling the mighty belief of men and the sheer cunning of one remarkable girl will tel. A postmodern take on the Arthurian legends that brilliantly deconstructs these timeless myths through the eyes of a gender bending narrator could there be a perfect retelling of these stories for little ole postmodern feminist me Reeve s wonderful book cleverly demonstrates how the lives of ordinary imperfect people become dazzling entrancing myths and the high price that is paid to create them In this version Arthur is no gentle Christian king but rather is the brutish leader of a pack of mercernaries roaming the British countryside meting out swift and severe punishment to all who refuse to pay proper tribute Merlin is Myrddin a silver tongued bard who creates the Arthur we know today through his captivating tales The narrator Gwyna is a unlucky young Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution ragtag war band into King Arthur the greatest hero of all time If Gwyna and Myrrdin's trickery is discovered what will become of Gwyna Worse what will become of Arthur Only the endless battling the mighty belief of men and the sheer cunning of one Fair Trade? Its Prospects As a Poverty Solution remarkable girl will tel. A postmodern take on the Arthurian legends that brilliantly deconstructs these timeless myths through the eyes of a gender bending narrator could there be a perfect The Furry Trap retelling of these stories for little ole postmodern feminist me Reeve s wonderful book cleverly demonstrates how the lives of ordinary imperfect people become dazzling entrancing myths and the high price that is paid to create them In this version Arthur is no gentle Christian king but The Devil of Rancho Diablo roaming the British countryside meting out swift and severe punishment to all who The Longest Line Broadway's Most Singular Sensation A Chorus Line refuse to pay proper tribute Merlin is Myrddin a silver tongued bard who creates the Arthur we know today through his captivating tales The narrator Gwyna is a unlucky young

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review Here Lies Arthur 103 Gwyna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground To her horror she is discovered in the wood But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her a traveler and spinner of tales He agrees to protect Gwyna if she will agree to be bound in service. A surprisingly good retelling of the King Arthur legend as told by a fictional apprentice of Merlin that despite the author saying isn t meant as a historical novel does feel like one nonetheless But a grim and dark one with zero romanticism and where the Arthur we knew from the medieval epics isn t exactly a man with an unpolluted reputation yet still worthy of bard songs I liked the non magical reworking of the plot as well as the explanation through clever trickery of how elements such as the sword Excalibur came to be and Gwyna was also an interesting voice for a narrator as she s in a position to relay the versions of all sides Merlin s side Arthur co s side and the women s side None of the usual characters is particularly likable but this would appea After Long Silence run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground To her horror she is discovered in the wood But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her a traveler and spinner of tales He agrees to protect Gwyna if she will agree to be bound in service. A surprisingly good Little Boy retelling of the King Arthur legend as told by a fictional apprentice of Merlin that despite the author saying isn t meant as a historical novel does feel like one nonetheless But a grim and dark one with zero The Wonder of Birds romanticism and where the Arthur we knew from the medieval epics isn t exactly a man with an unpolluted Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution reputation yet still worthy of bard songs I liked the non magical Fair Trade? Its Prospects As a Poverty Solution reworking of the plot as well as the explanation through clever trickery of how elements such as the sword Excalibur came to be and Gwyna was also an interesting voice for a narrator as she s in a position to The Furry Trap relay the versions of all sides Merlin s side Arthur co s side and the women s side None of the usual characters is particularly likable but this would appea

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review Here Lies Arthur 103 To him Gwyna is frightened but intrigued and says yes for this Myrddin serves the young rough and powerful Arthur In the course of their travels Myrddin transforms Gwyna into the mysterious Lady of the Lake a boy warrior and a spy It is part of a plot to transform Arthur from the l. Philip Reeve s Here Lies Arthur is not my favourite retelling of the Arthurian story it s probably not even in the top ten but it is a fun version and it s a uick and easy read It s historical rather than fantastical and in the guts and gore school rather than any kind of romance It references a lot of Arthurian legends sometimes from several varying sources with the spin that Arthur was a brute and Merlin his clever PR guy with the help of some trickery It feels a bit cursory at times eg the very brief references to Culhwch ac Olwen but it is nice to see the range of sources including the oldest ones the Welsh onesI m not sure how I feel about the narration It changes tense a lot obviously intentionally but while the idea behind it makes sense it wasn t