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Sep 05 2011

Horses for King Arthur by L. S. Lawrence

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Omnibus Books, 2011. ISBN: 9781862919198.
(Age 14+) Recommended. Britain, the year 475. The world is darkening. In the darkness, there are some who dream. Artorius dreams of victory over the barbarians who raid the night. And Alexa, half-Roman, dreams of breeding the horses that will carry him to victory. But Alexa's mother has very different plans for her, and will stop at nothing to see them fulfilled. Alexa needs allies, and finds them - her father's old groom, Syragus, and the mysterious sea Captain, Grecca. With their help she will follow her dream, wherever it leads her.
A beautiful story of love and loss that you immediately get lost in. This story captivated me and I fell in love with it. But the title confused me a bit: after I read the book I realised that there Artorius was another word for Arthur. But other than that I loved the book and would love to read others by this author.
Taylor Oxenham (Student)

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