cover image King of the Middle March

King of the Middle March

Kevin Crossley-Holland. Arthur A. Levine Books, $17.95 (409pp) ISBN 978-0-439-26600-0

Third in the Arthur trilogy, King of the Middle March by Kevin Crossley-Holland begins amidst attempts to launch a European crusade against the Saracens. Young Arthur-who views the actions of the legendary king through the magic stone of the launch title, The Seeing Stone-struggles to understand why Saracens are sworn enemies and to deal with his tempestuous father. In a starred review of the series debut, PW called Arthur a ""clever, ethical and passionate hero."" .