One of the more imaginative takes on the tale of King Arthur that I have read. Like all his other previous books Reeve writes predominantly for a young adult audience. And like his previous books he creates a novel that despite its simplicity contains hidden depth enabling it to be read by both teenagers, children and adults. Phillip Reeve truly is one writer who writes a style that can be appreciated by adults due to some of the grittier and more mature concepts evoked in his pieces. As such I fully recommend that if you enjoy the tales of King Arthur you read a very different take devoid of the magic and myth and focussed on a more historical element.