Editorial Reviews. Review. King Arthur has fascinated young people for centuries, I Am Mordred – Kindle edition by Nancy Springer. Download it. 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. 3 – 4Hours to read. 50kTotal words. I Am Mordred – A Tale from Camelot audiobook by Nancy Springer,Steven Crossley. Also available as: Audiobook.

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The boat was found by a fisherman and there was one baby still living. The illegitimate son of King Arthur was demonized in the original text due to his birth. Mostly, the novel is fantasy adventure with a wisp of theme: Springer’s second novel does not fail to please. About I Am Mordred What will a person give to forsake his destiny?

Her voice was soft and made me think of wild roses, as did the softness of her pale pink mouth, as did her fragrance, light and fresh and free. Get to Know Us.

Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. I for one very much enjoyed and appreciated her portrayal of Mordred, and found new sympathy morvred his place in the Arthur canon. Why does Mordred, the man who eventually brings down the whole shebang, get such short shrift? The story is sad and captivating, simple and complex, and I recommend it to anyone, especially those with an interest in Arthurian retellings.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Aug 26, Courtney rated it really liked it Shelves: But beyond that, you have elements of classic tragedy, the hubris and the fatal flaw. The only new research I recall is that I visited the Cornwall website on the Internet and studied the maps and pictures—especially the pictures. Although many of the characters have magical abilities, they are portrayed as real human beings.


I Am Mordred

It was not unusual at the time for kings to have children by their sisters, springdr the fact that Mordred was the result of the union of Arthur and his half-sister, at least in this telling; scholars differwas less important than Merlin’s foretelling. I felt so, so bad for him in this book, and the author did a good job, I think, with playing the story up to his murder of Arthur.

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I Am Mordred by Nancy Springer

Their dialogue was well done and fit the time and their actions just the same. Tragic, Touching, and Tormented Chroniclers from the Middle Ages, spare though the references are, generally treated Mordred with high regard as an honorable man.

I felt doubtful at first, because follow-ups are rarely as good as the original work. This story changes the tale of his villainy to a heart-wrenching story that is terribly sad, but well done. The middle school students I subbed for the day I was perusing this book told me they enjoyed the book as well so its appeal spans quite an age range.

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Instead of going through the motions of retelling the Arthurian tale, Springer focuses instead on making all of the events sprinfer real and present. And when we’ve just read pages of a man that seemed determined to fight his fate, this concession seems a bit out of place. And when Mordred finally goes to live in Camelot, he finds that With the prophesy that his bastard son nnancy some day kill him, Arthur tries to kill the infant.


It’s an interesting tale but I especially like it because its metaphors are so extraordinarily wonderful and different so if you appreciate and look for unusual metaphors like I do you will probably like it. Please review your cart. After a long, hard voyage through the cold waters of the ocean, only Mordred survives. Boy, nordred I ever wrong. I Am Mordred opens with King Arthur placing an infant Mordred – the son of Arthur and his own half-sister – into a boat with many other infants, all of whom are to be drowned.

We also got small backstories on Nyneve, who was a sringer person in Mordred’s growth and Morgan Le Faye. Please try again later.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I for one very much enjoyed and appreciated her portrayal of Mordred, and found new sympathy o his place in the Arthur canon.

That said, this is not a mlrdred of dry scholarship or academic argument. Interesting to have a story of just Mordred and why he became what he became Mordred is a good guy in this book and doesn’t want to do this, so he fights valiantly and ferociously against this destiny.

We really got a feel as to what was swirling around in his head, and doing so made me feel so much for him. Do you feel that this tale of her early years will help readers to understand her? This book by Nancy Springer is also well-written, well thought-out.