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The Book of Knights

by (author) Yves Meynard

Initial publish date
Mar 1999
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 1999
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A fantasy novel about a young boy who discoves a wonderful book that fills him with the desire to grow up to be knight--and whose desire is granted in strange and unexpected ways.

About the author

Yves Meynard is a five time Aurora Award winner, and has received the Prix Boréal four times. In 1994 he also received the Grand prix de la science-fiction et du fantastique québécois. His stories have appeared in numerous English-language magazines in Canada and his novel, The Book of Knights, was published by Tor in 1998. Yves currently lives in Montreal, where he works as an anthropologist and editor.

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Editorial Reviews

"An unpredictable, brilliantly imaginative, and very engaging fantasy."--Ursula K. Le Guin

"Like traditional medieval tales, Meynard's story is full of strange events and stranger creatures. In addition to these marvels, the story has a surprising emotinal depth. All in all,The Book of Knightsis pure delight."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"ABildingsroman whose closest analogue would be an adult version of Noton's Juster's children's classic,The Phantom Tollbooth. The Book of Knights is a tale of self-discovery that will entertain and enlighten both children and their parents."--Washington Post Book World

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