Here Lies Arthur

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

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    8 March 2013

  • 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

    27 February 2011

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    Philip Reeve

    Philip Reeve is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines books.

    Awards

    Philip has won many major awards, including the Nestle Smarties and Blue Peter prizes for Mortal Engines, the Guardian prize for A Darkling Plain and the Carnegie medal for Here Lies Arthur.

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