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Yolen, Jane.
SWORD OF THE RIGHTFUL KING
Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., 2003
IL YA
ISBN 0152025278
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The familiar story of King Arthur with neat plot twists.  Merlin (or Merlinnus in this story), the powerful magician of the King Arthur legend, is portrayed here as much showman and trickster as he is the master of magic.  Arthur is torn by self doubt about his own fitness to be king, a view shared by others who covet the throne.  Merlinnus concocts a plan to lay all doubts to rest:  a sword stuck in a stone can only be removed by the rightful king of England.   Merlinnus tries to leave  nothing to chance but his his careful plans unravel when someone else pulls the sword out of the stone before Arthur does.  There is plenty of magic, evil characters, and humor to whet the readerís appetite in The Sword of the Rightful King.  (Henry L. Hall,  South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)
SUBJECTS:     Arthur, King -- Fiction.
                        Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
                        Middle Ages -- Fiction.
                        Great Britain -- History -- To 1066 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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