The King's Shadow
ISBN: 0440220114
EAN13: 9780440220114
Language: English
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 4.00" W
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Book Overview
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. Here, Evyn chronicles his journey which culminates at the Battle of Hastings. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and recipient of the IRA Children's Book Award in the older reader category.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover 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.