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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2013
Rosie Morgan's children's book, Arthur and the Last Knight, is a great read for adults as well. It kept me interested and engaged throughout, waiting to see what happened next.

In the book Arthur and his two friends find rather unusual things suddenly happening around them. As things progress it seems that the past is breaking through to the present, in the classic battle of good against evil. This novel is based in and around Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and provides links to the legend of King Arthur and his knights.

It's clear that this is the first of what will become a series, so I'm really looking forward to Rosie Morgan writing the next instalment to find out how Arthur fulfils his destiny that is outlined in this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2013
This is a wonderful story with a twist on the King Arthur's Legends. Yes, it is for children but it's one subject that I continue to enjoy and read even though I'm not under 16 any more LOL!

Since it is a subject that I totally enjoyed since I was very young, even though it was only 3 chapters from the preview offered free here at Amazon.

I'm hoping sincerely, to put my hands on a copy eventually - it is delightful!

But if you are going to look at it and say: 'Duh it's just another King Arthur Legends re-hashed!' - well you're not giving it a chance and that's not fair to the author.

Otherwise if you enjoy the various Legends on paper and in films - you will enjoy this one tremendously!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 April 2013
I downloaded this in the morning, after a long week at work. My plan for the weekend was to do some jobs around the house, go out to the shops and various other bits and bobs. All that went out the window because, much to the chagrin of my family, I couldn't put this down. A really great little book, keeps you right on edge throughout and leaves you wanting more. Just wish it was longer!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2014
"There are more things under the heavens than we could ever imagine..."

Reminiscent of `Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone' , when the story starts with Dumbledore appearing in Privet Drive with McGonagal (as a Cat); the stranger & the bird was very similar! Plunging into a supremely magical world where nothing is as it seems, I felt like I had uncovered an exciting *new* children's fantasy world and the start of something truly EPIC.
Inspired concepts, creatures and breathtaking settings transport readers both young and old into the most remarkable creation of wondrous delights. Despite being a middle grade/ YA story it is also a novel that the older reader can connect with and enjoy, as something containing universal meaning and thought-provoking nuance. Action-packed, fast-paced and engaging "The Golden Sword" is a thrilling story that's mesmirizingly magical and which cleverly combines modern-day with ancient myths & legends.

I have always loved Arthurian mythology and so as a fan of BBC Merlin and tales of King Arthur, I was delighted to encounter those iconic elements within the deftly woven narrative {i.e. Sword Excalibur and Arthur}. Stalked by a sinister crow man, observed by invisible watchers and surveyed by a mysterious writer...this one boy's ordinary life transforms into something quite extraordinary. If the dazzling cover of this book doesn't catch your eye then the exquisitely beautiful illustrations by author Rosie Morgan will, as like in the book `Inkheart' the written world is brought to life on the page!!

The past and present collides in an explosive fusion of 21st century school life and archaic prophecies relating to Merlin & Arthur, that's brilliantly realised in gloriously rich detail. The short, punchy chapters full of twists and turns kept me sat in suspense and glued to the page, with intense animated exuberance as to what was about to happen next...

"Later, Arthur would wonder why he'd wished for a more interesting life. His had been fine as it was. School, skateboarding and hanging out with his friends should have been enough. But maybe it wasn't his wish that changed everything - maybe it would have happened anyway"

A 4.5 star read.
* I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of the first book in `The Camelot Inheritance' to read & review *
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 13 March 2013
Really good book enjoyed it loads I encourage you to buy this as my teacher told me to. I loved the story and I need more like this :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 October 2014
I was a little worried at first because I don't know a lot about Camelot (so many different interpretations!) so was pleasantly surprised that this is a modern re-telling recasting Arthur as a kid who loves his skateboard, before heading into the adventure.

I loved this idea and thought it was very fresh. Arthur felt very real to me, like any kid I might have grown up with but with a quiet strength that unveils as the story goes on.

This was brilliantly paced, and easy to read so I'd recommend to all ages. I enjoyed the fusion of past and present, but without being gimmicky or using the premise as a crutch, instead creating a blend that was surprisingly awesome.

A must read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 August 2013
The Golden Sword (The Camelot Inheritance ~ Book 1)

I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

A great story with an unusual twist! Any fan of King Arthur and connected stories will thoroughly enjoy this read. The nice realism of Bodmin Moor adds to the intriguing page-turning of the tale.

The Golden Sword is slightly strange, eerie and atmospheric.

Fantasy lovers, children and adults will be drawn into Morgan's magical world.

It will be good to see more from the author 5*****
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A very different take on the Arthur legend. The main characters are likable and the baddies are sinister enough to keep you gripped. Leaves you wanting more.

A great read for kids from 9 to 99!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2013
i really like the tone of this book, i do think it might need more detail in some scenes. overall a good read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2013
An amazing piece of children's literature! Rosie has captured the spirit of Cornwall and the landscape superbly and created a wonderful story linking many unanswered phenomenons together! The writer hooked me in brilliantly! Read in matter of hours! I will now be down loading as a guided read to see what my Y4s think!
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