The Last Knight by Hilari BellThe Last Knight by Hilari Bell

The Last Knight

byHilari Bell

Hardcover | August 28, 2007

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Need a Hero?

You've got one in Sir Michael Sevenson.

Although there hasn't been a knight errant in over two hundred years, this young noble has decided to revive the trade. He's found himself a reluctant partner in Fisk, a clever rogue who has been given the choice of serving as Michael's squire or going to jail for a very long time. Now Michael and Fisk are on a quest to right wrongs, protect the innocent, and make the world a happier place.

It's not going to be easy. On their first attempt at rescuing a damsel in distress, they break a lady out of a tower, only to discover she was there for good reason: awaiting trial for poisoning her husband. Now the would-be heroes must find Lady Ceciel and return her to justice or be condemned themselves.

Hilari Bell used to work as a reference librarian, but the lure of creating science fiction and fantasy for kids and teens grew too strong. She now writes full time from her home base in Denver, Colorado.Hilari?s favorite activity is camping, when she spends all her time reading and hiking. She says, ?Camping is the only time I can get...
Title:The Last KnightFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.17 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060825030

ISBN - 13:9780060825034

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious I loved this book, and am thoroughly excited to read the next. Told with a sharp wit, sly style and open yet secretive tone, this book was thoroughly enjoyable. You are soon introduced to the characters of naive, honest and kind-to-a-fault Michael, a rebellious son of a baron who decides to become a knight's errant, and the squire he has saved from the law. Yes, the law. Frisk, a cynical young man of many names, is a caught con man who, much like Robin Hood, is good with taking only from the rich and, well, not so nice. Both are lovable young men who are caught up with the law turned quest. The story starts off as they rescue Lady Ceciel from a tower. Typical, right? Wrong. Lady Ceciel is in that tower because she murdered her husband, Herbert. They are soon arrested for the crime, and Sir Michael's father redeems them, but in return for doing so, they must do something for him, they must find and bring back Lady Ceciel to court. If they do not Sir Michael will be indebted and a man to whom the law does not apply. It does not matter if an indebted man is killed. He has no worth. Thus, they go on the quest only to encounter a great deal of trouble. I cannot impress how much of a joy this book was to read. I must admit, though, that it may have to do with my keen penchant for rogues and scoundrels. The world is curious and fresh, going by a different set of rules than is usual. The friendship between the boys, sweet and reluctant, is a pleasure to read. It definitely kept me entertained and I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2008-08-17

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“A fun read”