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Arthur: The Seeing Stone

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: Orion

Arthur lives on the edge of manhood, on the border between England and Wales, as the twelfth century turns into the thirteenth. By means of a stone, the obsidian, given to him by Merlin, he sees into the life of that earlier, legendary, Arthur.

A long novel, but the short chapters, written in poetic prose, move the reader swiftly through the book. First in a trilogy, the second title is At the Crossing-Places (9781842552001, Orion £7.99) and the third is King of the Middle March (9781842551554, Orion £6.99). There is also an additional novel about one of the main characters Gatty’s Tale (9781842555705, Orion £7.99).