The king's shadow
by Alder, Elizabeth.
|Format:||Print Book 1995|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
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
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-- King of England,
-- Juvenile fiction.
Harold -- II, -- King of England, -- 1022?-1066 -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Mutism -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Juvenile fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Farrar, Straus and Giroux,1995
|Other Titles|| Anglo-Saxon chronicle.
Based on the Anglo-Saxon chronicle.
viii, 259 pages : map ; 22 cm