The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone

Audiobook CD - 2001
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In late twelfth-century England, a thirteen-year-old boy named Arthur recounts how Merlin gives him a magical seeing stone which shows him images of the legendary King Arthur, the events of whose life seem to have many parallels to his own.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2001], ℗2001
Edition: Library edition
ISBN: 9780307582775
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cro
Description: 7 audio discs (7 hr., 52 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Recommended for listeners ages 13 to 17
Additional Contributors: Maloney, Michael 1957-


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Mar 14, 2013

This book is one heck of a good read. The fictional story, set in 1199 CE, weaves its way easily between the fantasy and the story that the young "Arthur" narrates for the reader. He is a sympathetic young person, full of hopes and dreams and angst as any 13 year old is.

There is a touch of social justice in his attitudes towards the injustice and exploitation of the poor. Although the Priest fobs his concerns off as "God's Will," Arthur knows that things are wrong for some of the people that he likes very much, whom he notices helps to make his life and his family's life better.

Any story that touches on King Arthur, and which has Merlin in it, has potential and we are in good hands with Crossley-Holland. I am greatly looking forward to the next two books of the trilogy.


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