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At the Crossing Places

Kevin Crossley-Holland. Arthur A. Levine Books, $17.95 (416pp) ISBN 978-0-439-26598-0

Holy wars and romantic intrigue adventure combine in Kevin Crossley-Holland's At the Crossing Places, book two in the Arthur Trilogy begun with The Seeing Stone. Here 13-year-old Arthur begins life as squire to Lord Stephen at Holt and aspires to be a Crusader in his own right, and perhaps win the hand of a fair maiden. (Oct.)