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The Last Knight

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Need a Hero?

To say it was a dark and stormy night would be a gross understatement. It was colder than a witch's kiss, wetter than a spring swamp, and blacker than a tax collector's heart. A sane man would have been curled up in front of a fire, with a cup of mulled wine and a good boo, ah, a willing wench. But not me. I was out in it. I'm squire to a hero."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 357 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060825057
  • 9780060825058
  • 1,101,761

Review Text

"This well-created fantasy is a great read." School Library Journal
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"A fun read" -- Kirkus Reviews "This well-created fantasy is a great read." -- School Library Journal A fun read --Kirkus Reviews "A fun read"--Kirkus Reviews "This well-created fantasy is a great read."--School Library Journal This wellcreated fantasy is a great read. --School Library Journal" A fun read --Kirkus Reviews" This well created fantasy is a great read. --School Library Journal"
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About Hilari Bell

Hilari Bell used to work as a reference librarian, but she now writes science fiction and fantasy for kids and teens from her home base in Denver, Colorado.Hilari s favorite activity is camping, when she spends all her time reading and hiking. She says, Camping is the only time I can get in enough reading. Well, I take that back when it comes to reading, there s no such thing as enough.
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Rating details

2,571 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 33% (854)
4 34% (881)
3 23% (591)
2 6% (165)
1 3% (80)

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I was in quite a rush to finish this book because I had bought it with the intent of gifting it to my friend the next day but instead, I became quite captivated by it myself. The mythology and world building is imaginative and original, combining a medieval setting with a unique blend of magic and quite "modern" characters who believe valiant knighthood is outdated. The character voices are distinct and sympathetic, alternating every chapter between the cynical but good-hearted "rogue" Fisk and the stupidly honest but well-meaning "knight" Sir Michael. However, they are not at all stagnant in their traits: Fisk learns to trust and sacrifice, while Michael learns to lie and manipulate. Side characters are also given depth and acknowledged as independent beings with their own character traits and personalities. The story itself was full of both plot and character twists, and it keeps you guessing as to who the real villains are and who is in league with who until the very end. This is one of those books where I would go and buy my own copy later because I enjoyed it that much. (detailed review: http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/12/review-last-knight-by-hilari-bell.html)show more
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