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A master writer retells the Arthur story with a shocking spin. Manipulation, secrets, lies: a startling exposé of how a legend is made. King Arthur is the greatest hero of all time, and Myrddin is his bard – a spinner of magical tales. But it’s a devious kind of magic that can turn a slave-girl into a goddess, and a raggle-taggle rascal into a warrior legend… Every so often, you come across a book that changes the way you think about your world. This is one of those rare books. A masterpiece about the stories made up by people who want to rule us. Set in the past, but true to our times.

Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2008.

“A masterpiece.” Daily Telegraph

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407103587

Date published

March 3rd, 2008

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.6; Upper years; 11.0 points

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  • 304 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Philip Reeve

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Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for years while also producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects.

Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons and jokes for around forty books, including the best-selling Scholastic series Horrible Histories, as well as Murderous Maths and Dead Famous.

He’s been writing stories since he was five, but Mortal Engines was the first to be published. Mortal Engines defies easy categorisation. It is a gripping adventure story set in an inspired fantasy world, where moving cities trawl the globe. A magical and unique read, it immediately caught the attention of readers and reviewers and won several major awards. Three more Hungry Cities novels followed, and Philip’s latest project are the Fever Crumb books, prequels set centuries before the events of Mortal Engines.

Philip has also written Buster Bayliss, a series for younger readers, and stand alone novels including Here Lies Arthur, which won the Carnegie Medal.

Philip lives in Devon with his wife and son and his interests are walking, drawing, writing and reading.

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  1. violet
    on 30 June 2011

    hear lies Arthur

    I picked up this book looking for adventure and thats what I got. A fantastic book filled with excitement and surprise. Once you’ve started you can’t stop!

    5out of 5

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    xxisabellatrixx
    on 27 February 2011

    when i picked this book up at my school io thought it would be about the greatness of arthur pendragon. witht his i was disappointed, the book was more critical, talking about merlin as a fake who spread lies about arhur to boost his might, and how he was nothing more than a well taught fighter with no brains. however i still enjoyed the book and it helped me look at the world i very much so beleive in, in a much much different perspective