The forever king

Author Cochran, Molly.
Language English
Publisher
New York: T. Doherty Associates, 1993




Annotation:

Determined to possess the Holy Grail, Saladin, a dark sorcerer, kidnaps ten-year-old Arthur Pendragon, who possesses the Grail, and it is up to Hal, a former FBI agent, to rescue the young king and save Camelot



Subjects :

  • Fiction
  • Arthur,
  • Adventure stories
  • Adaptations
  • Fiction.
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Arthurian romances
  • Britons
  • Kings and rulers
  • Fantastic fiction.

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Best Books :

  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Twelfth Edition, 1995 , National Council of Teachers of English
  • School Library Journal: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1992 , Cahners

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Young Adult Reading Program; 1994-1994 South Dakota

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Cochran and Murphy's ( Grandmaster ) new novel melds two plots, one taking place in Arthurian England, where the evil knight Saladin is trying to gain possession of the Holy Grail and make himself immortal, and the other set in the modern world, where the evil knight Saladin, now a mental patient, is again seeking the Grail and immortality. is trying to gain posses sion of the Holy Grail and thus become immortal. The Arthurian section is well written, with some clever new twists on familiar characters, especially Merlin and Nimue. Rather than echoing the conventional portrayal of Nimue as a scheming enchantress who bespells and traps Merlin, the authors depict her as a naive young waif who becomes the wizard's adopted daughter and helps him foil Saladin's plans. But the chapters set in modern times, where Arthur is reincarnated as a 10-year-old boy, are embarrassingly trite, with two-dimensional characters who spout dialogue that would be considered cliched in a made-for-TV movie. There is always room in the fantasy genre for a good new Arthurian novel. This, unfortunately, is not it. (July)
(PUBLISHER: TOR (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1992.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: T. Doherty Associates, 1993

Media Type: Language Material
402 p. ;
(813/.54)
9780812517163
0812517164
"A TOR book."
New York: T. Doherty Associates, 1993

Media Type: Language Material
402 p. ;
PS3553.O26 (813/.54)
9780812517163
0812517164
"A Tor book"-T.p. verso.
Reprint. Originally published 1992.
New York: TOR, 1992

Media Type: Language Material
364 p. ;
PS3553.O26 (813/.54)
0312852274
9780312852276
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

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