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Damosel: In Which the Lady of the Lake Renders a Frank and Often Startling Account of Her Wondrous Life and timesby Stephanie Spinner
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WATER SPIRIT DAMOSEL, the Lady of the Lake, glides through Arthurian legend like a glamorous wraith, shimmering and shifting between the worlds of fairies and humans. Her knowledge is vast (magic, metal, men’s hearts) and leads to her greatest honor—and worst mistake. Damosel makes a promise to the wizard Merlin to protect young King Arthur, and then dares to break it—with devastating results. All the while, 17-year-old Twixt—a dwarf in a world where difference can be deadly—finds himself freed from his cruel masters and moving closer to the one place he never expected to see: King Arthur’s court at Camelot.
Stephanie Spinner intertwines the two narratives of Damosel and Twixt to draw us straight into the rich Arthurian land of enchantment.
Having promised Merlin the wizard that she would protect young King Arthur and then making the mistake of breaking her vow, the water spirit Damosel, the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend, becomes wrapped up in a magical adventure where great dangers lurk between the world of the humans and the fairies.
Damosel, a rule-bound Lady of the Lake, and Twixt, a seventeen-year-old dwarf, relate their experiences as they strive to help King Arthur face Morgause, Morgan, and Mordred, one through her magic and the other through his humble loyalty.
About the Author
Stephanie Spinner is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers. After a distinguished career in children’s book publishing, she is now a full-time writer. She lives in Sherman, Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Part One: In which Damosel fashions a sword — Part Two; In which Damosel learns of three quests — Part Three: In which Damosel makes a promise — Part Four: In whicnh Damosel rescues an knight in distress — Part Five: in which Damosel rejoins the king — Epilogue — Author's note.
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