Randall is an unloved and unwanted orphan kennel boy at Arundel Castle. And then, one fateful day, he upsets the new Lord’s mettlesome horse.
Against the violent, greedy and turbulent backdrop of Norman England, Rosemary Sutcliff tells the moving story of a young, badly treated boy who is wagered and won in a game of chess between a lord and a minstrel …
Once again Rosemary Sutcliff brings her unique storytelling gift to an exciting and absorbing story.
Rosemary Sutcliffe's books are always well written with a good historical backgrounds. A very enjoyable read.Published 21 days ago by Booklover
This is a wonderful book. Rosemary Sutcliff's prose can stand alongside the greatest poetry. Her feeling for period is always subtle but very sure. Read morePublished 5 months ago by APO
Great children's historical novel. I first read this book when I was 12 years old and it is just as good as I remember from thirty years ago. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer