Excited to leave life as an apprentice in his father's blacksmith shop behind, a boy named Piers becomes a page to a knight. Although they share a few adventures, Piers is stunned when his knight is killed by Parsifal, a powerful knight on a quest for the Holy Grail. Facing life on his own, Piers becomes Parsifal's page, but soon finds that he is unlike anyone Piers has ever met. He doesn't behave "knightly" at all. Piers resolves to teach the rather uncouth knight how to act in a more courtly manner but slowly realizes that being a knight has nothing to do with shining armor and winning jousts. And, as their journey continues, they find that to achieve their quest they must learn more than knighthood: they must learn about themselves.
The tale of Parsifal has been told more than that of any other knight, but no one has ever told his story quite like Gerald Morris does in his fourth Arthurian novel, another tour de force of humor, action, magic, and, as always, true love.
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