Dragons, knights and a boy who slips through a tear in the fabric of the universe into a fantasy medieval world …
Gavin is an ordinary boy with problems like everyone else, when he finds himself in an extraordinary situation and facing the fight of his life. People are calling him Gawain and sending him on a medieval quest. How has he found himself on a horse when he has never ridden one before? How come he has a sword in his hand and terrifying creatures bearing down upon him? He seems to have slipped through into another universe. But can he win the battle of Good against Evil, and can he save the land of Unor ̶ and more importantly, can he save himself?
PLEASE NOTE: This is a children’s novel.
What we say – review by Elizabeth A. Wright:
A good children’s book captures the imagination and awakens a sense of adventure in the reader, regardless of whether that reader happens to be a child or an adult. That is the marvelous thing about children’s stories and why so many adults return to their favourites time and again. Julia Ibbotson does this perfectly. Anyone who loves stories about knights – pick up this book now!
When you hear the phrase ‘fantasy medieval world’ there are certain things that you expect – knights, dragons and some sort of quest, to name just a few. And as expected, Ibbotson delivers these in style. If you are feeling a little lost and in need of a fantastical escape, this is the book for you, regardless of your age!
Julia Ibbotson is an author and academic, and lives in the middle of the English countryside in a renovated Victorian rectory with her husband, an orchard, a kitchen garden and far too many moles. Her four children are now grown up and she has four grandchildren. She was a school teacher for many years, teaching English and Drama, and trying to get kids to read lots and to write stories. She especially enjoyed reading out to her classes books that she loved herself. Then she became a senior university lecturer, researcher and writer. She loves travelling, choral singing, walking, sailing and swimming.
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