I think part of me is still a small girl wanting to be the Princess Knight who was off to see dragons, go on quests and be part of the Round Table, to meet Lancelot and Merlin. I don’t know that I’ll ever lose that small part of myself.
Getting this book was for that small part of the child I used to be. I love Riddell’s art and I love King Arthur so it was a no brainer to buy this.
Crossley-Holland stays faithful to the older versions of the tales and Riddell brings them to life as we go through the seven great trials with Arthur and his knights. We get to see the Fisher King, the Green Knight, and of course Morgan. It reminds me of all the pretend quests I used to go on as a child and I look forward to looking through this book with my kid while also still embracing the beauty of our newer retellings and versions of King Arthur that have been popping up in publishing. (Including my bestie’s version, just saying.)
It’s a gorgeous collection for any Arthur fan and/or any Riddell fan.
Some may find this dry if the old style/classic is not something they lean toward.
Overall I would recommend this if you like classics and old style writing for King Arthur or if you just want an extremely pretty book.
5/5 Cups of coffee from me, I’ve got this one propped up on my bookshelf to show off at the moment.