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Being a new student at Avalon High has been exciting for Ellie, to say the least—she's an honor student, a star on the track team, and, oh yeah, dating the super-hot class president, Will. Who also happens to be the alleged reincarnation of King Arthur.
Ellie couldn't be happier to have Will in her life, but she's also worried that his estrangement from his parents is tearing him apart. To make matters worse, Will's doubt that he really is King Arthur could prevent the Merlin Prophecy—an age of enlightenment—from occurring. Can Ellie convince Will to believe in something that even she isn't sure about? And more importantly, can she get him to give his parents another chance?
With all the mythology and mysticism of avalon high, Meg Cabot's very first manga is indeed a tale for the ages.
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Meg Cabot’s many books for both adults and tweens/teens have included multiple global and #1 New York Times bestsellers, selling over twenty-five million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than 38 countries and was made into several hit films by Disney. Meg is still waiting for her real parents, the king and queen, to restore her to her rightful throne. She currently lives in Key West, FL, with her husband and various cats.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B01767Z0LI
- Publisher : HarperCollins (December 1, 2015)
- Publication date : December 1, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 390229 KB
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- Print length : 128 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #947,730 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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BY: Harper collins
In the beginning of Avalon High is. There was a normal girl and her boy friend. Well the girlfriend found out from this guy. That her boyfriend was the next King Arthur. Well the guy had told her to tell her boyfriend to believe that he was the King Arthur. That was going to be hard for her to tell him that. what I really liked about the book was that it was like regular school day’s and the other half was fighting. What I did not like was that it was not in color.Maybe my brother would like this book because he likes books like this.
Arthur's half-brother Marco, (obviously Mordred), is insane. Morgan leFay, is a spoiled rich girl. Jennifer is a popular cheerleader etc. All the characters were well-drawn but look like they are drawn way too chesty to be teens. The character-style of Arthur looked far more like how I imagined Lancelot would look, as I just don't see Arthur as a brunette.
I have to give the artist credit for nice pencils, even if he made the teen characters look a bit too mature to be high schoolers. Overall, while I liked the art, the plot was simply too silly to be entertaining.
Elle Harrison has just moved to Annapolis with her history buff parents. Almost immediately weird things start to happen. Her history teacher, Mr. Morton, explains it as the return of King Arthur and the Age of Enlightenment. Apparently Elle is the Lady of the Lake and the football star, Will Wagner, is Arthur reincarnated. Elle's parents totally believe the story. Will thinks it's all a joke. And Elle, she doesn't know what to believe. The pieces all seem to fit together perfectly. Is it too much of a coincidence?
What takes 300 pages to be told in the original young adult story is told in just over 100 pages via the comic version. Of course, many of the details are left out. But the drawings reveal the story beautifully. Elle has to try to convince Will that he is King Arthur before the Homecoming dance. If he doesn't accept that he is the reincarnated King, the Age of Enlightenment can not happen, and the world will be thrust into darkness. No pressure, right? And to make matters worse, Will's brother, Marco, previously thought to be locked safely in a mental institution, is now out, and no one may be safe.
This is my first foray into this book style. Having read AVALON HIGH, I must admit I enjoyed THE MERLIN PROPHECY more than I expected to. I was instantly drawn to Elle and her adventures. The pictures were very vibrant, even in black and white. The details were amazing, and the story unfolded quickly and smoothly. Of course, Ms. Cabot leaves the reader wanting to learn what comes next. Not even the original story reveals how all the characters turn out. The reader will just have to wait for the continuation in AVALON HIGH CORONATION VOL. 2: HOMECOMING, due out in June 2008.
Reviewed by: Jaglvr
-> understandable with no Cabotism back knowledge
-> I'll read the second, given I can find it at a library
-> manga should be MANGA, even when drawn by a westerner
Good writing. I was entertained. Sadly the art made me flinch. I did eventually get over it, but from the perspective of a manga fan I didn't really enjoy myself. The art is very "American" but toned. Part of the joy of American comics is that they're colored, often beautifully, but tones just don't work. The drawing style was also not to my taste, but that's a personal bias.
Still, it was interesting and easy and quick to read, I just wouldn't recommend buying it unless you really like manga. Or really like Meg Cabot. I really like Meg Cabot, but I would suggest you spend your money on her other full novels instead of the short manga. They're good to read, though. Interesting.
I also really liked the art work done by Jinky Coronado. She does a great job of creating some very beautiful images for the story in #1 and is already working on #2.
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L'héroïne, Elaine, s'installe dans le nord est des Etats Unis avec ses parents universitaires, qui sont spécialistes du Moyen âge. Là, elle ait la connaissance d'Arthur, un jeune homme de son lycée, qu'elle a l'impression d'avoir déjà rencontré. Bientôt, elle se rend compte que les événements qui se déroulent autour d'eux font revivre l'histoire du roi Arthur. Leur professeur de littérature, membre du clan de l'ours, est là pour permettre aux forces du bien de triompher. Mais pour cela, il faut que la réincarnation d'Arthur survive aux attaques du mal.L'héroïne, réincarnation de la dame de Shalot, parviendra-t-elle à protéger le jeune homme dont elle est amoureuse ? Et si elle n'était pas, comme elle le croit, la réincarnation de la dame de Shalot, mais celle d'un personnage féminin beaucoup plus puissant, la dame du Lac ?