Fabulous retelling of a Round Table tale
This is the story of the Kitchen Knight, but he's not the hero. Normally, when someone retells this tale, they focus on Lyonesse, trapped in her castle by her murderous suitor, and Beaumains, the knight in disguise who comes to rescue her. (Check out Margaret Hodge's beautiful picture book "The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur", for example.) But Gerald Morris stands that formula on its head by focusing instead on the less-than-grateful sister, Lynet, and the kitchen knight's guide, an irascible dwarf he calls Roger. Like the previous title in this series, Morris gives his no-longer traditional characters new life, allowing them to make mistakes as they learn that appearances are often deceiving, and that refusing to follow society's expectations can be harder than you think.
Humor, insight, adventure, magic, and even a bit of true love. A worthy addition to the Arthurian cycle.