The Green Knight's Apprentice

The Green Knight s Apprentice A glint of gold among the dull embers of contemporary fantasy fiction For those who love the deeper darker aspects of the Arthur legends this is definitely one not to miss John Matthews NY Times bes

  • Title: The Green Knight's Apprentice
  • Author: Virginia Chandler
  • ISBN: 9781771150200
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • A glint of gold among the dull embers of contemporary fantasy fiction For those who love the deeper, darker aspects of the Arthur legends this is definitely one not to miss John Matthews, NY Times best selling author of Pirates and How To See Faeries.

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    1. If you want to get a glimpse of another part of the Arthurian legend, then this novel is one you will definitely want to read. Although I am an amateur on the subject, I have always had a fascination with this time period in England's history, and this novel rings true to me. Even the magical scenes seem real; I don't want to refer to them as fantasy, because somehow, the reader can believe that they truly happened. I can see the research and knowledge in this writing, and that makes it appeal t [...]

    2. "The Green Knight's Apprentice" is a novella that takes an unusual approach to the story of the Green Knight and an unconventional interpretation of parts of the Arthurian legend. These stories have been subject to many different treatments, some of them classic, in books, movies, music and musicals as well as pop culture.Rhowbyn is a young man chosen to serve at the Green Chapel as squire (and eventually bard) to the Green Knight, who along with the Ancient Druids keep the Old Ways. The short s [...]

    3. Mysterious… Mesmerizing… There is power in her prose.The first King Arthur tale I read was ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ in school. After that, I read a number of the best novels of this genre including the classic “The Once and Future King.’This short novel is a worthy addition to this canon. It stands among the finest tales ever told about Arthur and his knights.Not only do we discover what happened to Sir Gawain after he became the new Green Knight, but we meet a new character [...]

    4. This review is the result of winning a GoodReads Giveaway.This is not the usual Arthurian tale. Virginia Chandler pulls threads from older and darker Celtic tales to weave into her story. Those threads never overwhelm the tale of Rhowbyn who is the title character. It is about him from beginning to end. Other familiar characters are seen through his eyes as they plausibly interact with him. All of those characters actually have a part to play in the story; they are not just there to provide an A [...]

    5. Meh. It's not awful, but it never felt compelling and therefore took me a while to finish. Even though the book is told from the first-person POV of Rhowbyn, he's kept distant from the reader. This type of remote POV style makes it hard for me get into the story. I had the same problem with another book I read recently, but at least this time the story was good enough for me to finish it. I'm editing this to bump it down to 2 stars, from my original three, because there are precious few reviews [...]

    6. Set in the realm of Arthurian legend, this is the tale of the Green Knight as seen through the eyes of Rhowbyn, Steward of the Green Chapel. We meet Rhowbyn as a young lad in the household of King Lot of Orkney. He is there when the Green Knight issues his challenge to trade blows. We follow Rhowbyn in his service to the Green Knight as he fulfills his sacred duties through the cycle of the pagan year. Be prepared for Mystery and magic. This is not a who-done-it; this is Mystery with a capital M [...]

    7. "A glint of gold among the dull embers of contemporary fantasy fiction. For those who love the deeper, darker aspects of the Arthur legends this is definitely one not to miss."- John Matthews, NY Times best-selling author of Pirates and How To See Faeries.

    8. I thought it was too unfocused for my tastes. I got lost a few times wondering what was going on then caught on, this happened to me a few times. I also didn't feel any interest in the main character. For me it was mostly boring.

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