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The King's Shadow

Alder, Elizabeth

Verlag: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 1995
ISBN 10: 0374341826 / ISBN 13: 9780374341824
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Titel: The King's Shadow

Verlag: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

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Inhaltsangabe: Evyn, son of a Welsh serf, dreams of becoming a traveling storyteller, but a horrible tragedy leaves him a mute orphan. Though his uncle sells him into slavery, Evyn is eventually freed and serves as squire to the valiant Harold Godwinson, who becomes Britain's last Saxon king. Evyn thus takes part in the Battle of Hastings. Based loosely on The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

"Everything is woven into one unbroken whole; Alder spins a good story."-Kirkus Reviews

Vom Verlag: Evyn, a young Welsh serf, has dreamed all his life of becoming a storyteller. But in a cruel twist of fate, Evyn and his father suffer a brutal attack by a group of murderous ruffians. Evyn's tongue is cut off and his father is killed. Orphaned and unable to speak, Evyn assumes he is destined to a life of slavery. But Evyn is resilient and teaches himself to read and write. He is then appointed the personal companion to Earl Harold of Wessex, who later becomes the King of England. The two travel the countryside together, forming a close father-son bond. Evyn chronicles all of their exciting journeys, which culminate at the Battle of Hastings, where the future of the country is decided.

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