Light Beyond the Forest

Light Beyond the Forest

The Quest for the Holy Grail

Arthurian Trilogy #2
by Rosemary Sutcliff, Shirley Felts (Illustrator)
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.
Hardcover, 144 pages
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When the mysterious knight, Galahad, came to Camelot—and pulled from the stone the sword meant only for the best knight in the world—King Arthur and his court knew that things would never be the same again. The high and shining days of Camelot were over. Something new was ahead.

And with the appearance of the Grail—the cup of the Last Supper—the fellowship of the Round Table was scattered Lancelot, Gawain and the others had to ride in search of this most holy relic—even though their quest might end in failure or death.

For, in the end, the Holy Grail could only be approached by one person—the world's most perfect knight.

Rosemary Sutcliff again uses her superb narrative style to bring to life a great ancient legend: the quest for the Holy Grail.

from the dust jacket of the American edition

"When I was a child, I loved the stories of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, but always felt let down when the Grail appeared and everybody dashed off in quest of it. Since then I have found that many other children feel exactly the same way, and it seems to me that this is all wrong. The Grail should be treated as a story in its own right, and made exciting and haunting and given a proper shape—which it very seldom has when it is merely tacked onto a 'King Arthur' book.

"The Light Beyond the Forest is the result." —Rosemary Sutcliff, from the dust jacket

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