I Am Mordred (Paperback)
A Tale of Camelot
Firebird, 9780698118416, 192pp.
Publication Date: January 14, 2002
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What will a person give to forsake his destiny? From his very incarnation, Mordred has been a pawn in Camelot's history. Foretold by Merlin that he will grow up to kill his father, the beloved King Arthur, young Mordred struggles with his fate, loathing the great king who tried to kill him as a baby, yet journeying to Camelot where he learns to serve and idolize the legendary leader. Torn between feelings of love and hate, Mordred yearns to make peace with Arthur, who still refuses to acknowledge him. But Mordred is determined to have peace at any price--even if it costs him his soul.
"In language worthy of her heroic subject, Springer reworks Arthuriana to craft an original tale resonant with archetypal themes of love, loss, betrayal and reconciliation. Her strong female characters and bold recasting of traditional villains and heroes will draw the rapt attention of both sexes." -- Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Ms. Springer lives in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.
Praise For I Am Mordred: A Tale of Camelot…
"This is an involving, moving story. Although many of the characters have magical abilities, they are portrayed as real human beings. A complex... novel that will reward serious readers." --School Library Journal
"A thoroughly captivating and poignant tale." --Booklist
"This is an unusual but sympathetic view of Mordred, beautifully written with magical images and characters." --Teacher Magazine
"A thrilling and original take on the Arthurian legend, Springer's prose has poise and insight." --TES Primary