In the dark years after Rome was gone from Britain, Vortigern of the narrow eyes and the thin red beard came down from the mountains of Wales, and by treachery slew Constantine of the old royal house and seized the High Kingship of Britain in his place.
‘It grows late,’ he said, ‘let us be going in to the feasting, to make welcome our newest-come knight of the Round Table.’
Retells the adventures of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the other knights of the Round Table.
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This book offers a retelling of the Arthurian legend by Ms. Sutcliff, who takes from multiple sources including from the original Sir Thomas Malory version. This book is a more advanced text that can be read by 12th graders and more advanced readers. For those who have been interested in folktales for a while, most will enjoy this next step in reading difficulty and receiving a new take on the Arthurian legend. Since this text is so dense, it could be used as a vocabulary builder and for plot & scene charting as well. Here is a link for more info on the Arthurian legend: http://www.arthurian-legend.com/