I’d forgotten how much fun these are. It’s been a few years since I read books 1 and 2.
This one has its dark moments, but it also made me laugh a lot. I like that the narrator is the first to point out irony in any situation. It makes me willing to suspend my disbelief almost indefinitely.
I recommend this series for anyone looking for adventure and a good dose of silliness.
If you read YA and like Arthurian legend, even a little bit, The Squire’s Tales series is for you.
It’s a collection of (sometimes loose) retellings of stories from Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, also drawing on other sources like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with some original characters thrown in.
And they’re a hoot! Morris plays with many of the ironies and paradoxes of the Arthurian world. In The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf he explores the defense of honor and the treatment of ladies.