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Gr 7-10-As a girl of seven, Morgan has reason to resent her younger half-brother. Arthur's father, Uther Pendragon, killed her father and carried off her mother, Igraine the Beautiful. Furthermore, Igraine acts as though Arthur is her favorite child. As she grows into a teenager, Morgan accepts the fact that she is a fay, one of the immortal demigods of legendary Britain. She becomes a powerful sorceress but is undecided about her fate, until the death of her beloved and a final slight by her mother wound her soul beyond recovery. Her long-held resentment turns to hatred, and she realizes she is "the one who would bring down King Arthur." The strength of this story lies in its characterizations, especially of the fierce young Morgan, the mystical fays of Avalon, and the demented Igraine. However, it does not stand alone, since parts of Morgan's story that have been foreshadowed throughout the book are not played out in its final pages. Some of Morgan's tale is also told in I Am Mordred (Philomel, 1998), and her story will seem more complete to readers who enjoy the two books together.-Beth Wright, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, VT
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Nancy Springer did such a great job in writing this book.
I've read this book about four times now, and each time, I ended up getting so caught up in the book, that I felt I was the character.
I would most definitely recommend this book to readers with creative minds, good imaginations, and those who enjoy fantasy.
we have not forgotten , on this night , this very christmas nightPublished 3 months ago by robert wisowaty
My laundry and dishes suffered because of this book. I really couldn't wait to get back to it. I knew it would end tragically with Morgan le Fay as the protag. Read morePublished 12 months ago by TClaire82
I read this book when it had first come out when I was a kid. But I didn't really remember it, so I decided to read it again. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alyssa Greatbanks
A thoughtful, sensitive new way to look at this villain from Arthurian legend. Nancy Springer is a great writer. Have a lot of her books.Published 17 months ago by Christina E. Anderson
I've been on a huge Arthurian legend kick lately; I've been reading young adult novels, adult novels, collections of short stories, classic literature - anything I can get my hands... Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Nicole
My 12-year-old daughter borrowed this book from her school library and she loved it so much, she asked me for her own copy. Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I read this book a long time ago and for some reason I always remembered it and wanted to read it again. Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by Jackie_Be12
I was sorely disappointed with this book after I read it. At first I opened up to the idea that this was a pre-teen audience, but in the end I just found it to lack the fantasy and... Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by Amanda
It's just ok. It's really more of a 3.5. It's written well, but, there is another book that blows this one out the water, and out of the atmosphere. Read morePublished on February 17, 2009 by Alicia Alsdorf