Reader Reviewed Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding

Young Knights of the Round Table

Written by Julia Golding

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April 2013 Book of the Month Best-selling Julia Golding tells a fast paced, time-travelling fantasy adventure based on the legends of King Arthur that cleverly provokes thought about contemporary life too. Stolen away by the Fey in infancy, Rick has been taught to believe that humans are his enemy. All his training in magical Avalon, has been designed to make him a warrior fit to fight humans and the evil they represent. But, when Rick slips through time and finds himself as a human teenager, nothing has prepared him what it will really be like.

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Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding

HUMANS ARE THE ENEMY! That's what Rick's been taught to believe by the Fey Folk who stole him. Taken to the magical realm of Avalon, he's been trained, alongside other kids like him, into an elite force of warriors. When rumours start that a new generation of knights are re-forming the Round Table to attack Avalon, the Fey entrust Rick with a mission: go to Earth, find the knights, and stop them. Simple, right? Well, not exactly ...No training could prepare him for the shock of being a modern teenager. And when he discovers that the Fey have been lying to him, Rick has to ask: if humans aren't the enemy-who is?


Chris Roberts, age 10 The powerful descriptions of Rick helped me to imagine I was fighting alongside him. I would give it 10 out of 10. click here to read the full review..

Emily Hardy age 8 I really enjoyed this book it was amazing. The writer used really descriptive words to I could picture everything perfectly in my mind. I found the book a little scary but I just could not put it down. click here to read the full review..

Daniel McCullagh age 12 I found this story really exciting, it was easy to read and understand. The suspense was very real and I could not wait to find out what happened in the end. click here to read the full review..

Charlotte Crisp, age 12 A great book about the difficulties of trying to fit in, and about learning to be your own person, with lots of action, magic and suspense thrown in. click here to read the full review..

Benjy Randall age 9 Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding is a fantastic book. It is funny and exciting. I would recommend it to children who like adventure stories here to read the full review..

Emma Baird, age 10 I really like this book because it’s full of adventure and the author describes the characters and settings in such detail which make them really easy to picture. Click here to read the full here to read the full review..

Lucy Minton, age 9 I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an amazing read, and also to anyone who is a fan of the legend of King Arthur. click here to read the full review..

Nathan Gray, age 9 I would recommend this book for people who like adventure stories. I think that Rick would be a great person to meet because I like adventures and so does here to read the full review..

Aimee Sweet, age 11 I love this book because at the end it’s so exciting I have to keep on reading until I’ve finished it, click here to read the full review..

Grace Parker, age 10 From the character description I was able to imagine what they looked like which I liked....Some of the language was new to here to read the full review..

About the Author

Julia Golding

Julia Golding is the author of over thirty books for children and young adults. Her stories are set all over the world (and in some new worlds too) and span the centuries.

In her first year as a published author, she won the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize (Gold Award), was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. In the US, Secret of the Sirens won the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award. Dragonfly won the 2012 Beehive Book Award, Young Adult Division, given by the Children's Literature Association of Utah and voted on by readers in schools and public libraries.

She has sold over half a million books worldwide and they are translated into more than fifteen languages.

Julia Golding lives in Oxford with her husband and three children.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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368 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

4th April 2013




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