I finished Volume 1 of Free Men and Dreamers, Dark Sky at Dawn, by L.C. Lewis a few days ago. Now I'm moving from the War of 1812 back to the distant mists of the days of King Arthur with the Young Adult novel, Here Lies Arthur, by Philip Reeve. Timeline-wise, this story follows on the heels of the events in The Lantern Bearers, by Rosemary Sutcliff. Although a different author, a different voice, and therefore, a different slant to the story, I'm excited about reading Here Lies Arthur!
Here's the back cover blurb:
Gwyna is just a small girl, a mouse, when she is bound in service to Myrddin the bard - a traveller and spinner of tales. But Myrdin transfroms her - into a lady goddess, a boy warrior, and a spy. Without Gwyna, Myrddin will not be able to work the most glorious transformation of all - and turn the leader of a raggle-tagglear-band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.
(In case you're wondering, this is not a fantasy. Gwyna is not a real mouse. :-) )
Stop by next Tuesday and I'll share with you a Tuesday Teaser from Here Lies Arthur.