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In the Days of Chivalry   By: (1856-1932)

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In "In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green, readers are transported to a captivating era marked by knights, castles, and medieval quests. Set against the backdrop of medieval England, this historical fiction novel weaves a tale of honor, courage, and love.

The story follows the journey of the main character, a young squire named Walter Skinner. From the very first chapter, readers are drawn into Walter's world as he embarks on a quest to prove his worthiness to become a knight. The author expertly captures the essence of chivalry and knightly honor, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the culture and customs of the time.

As the story progresses, we witness Walter's growth and transformation. The character development throughout the novel is exceptional, and readers will find themselves rooting for Walter as he faces various challenges and adversities. Everett-Green's attention to detail in describing the medieval setting further enhances the reading experience, making the scenes come to life in vivid detail.

One of the strengths of this book is the way it explores various themes such as loyalty, friendship, and sacrifice. The relationships between the characters are beautifully portrayed, and the bonds forged between them feel authentic and heartfelt. The author also explores the roles of women in this era, offering a refreshing perspective on the often overlooked female characters of medieval times.

The pacing of the story is excellently balanced, with moments of excitement and tension interspersed with introspective and emotional scenes. Each chapter leaves readers eagerly anticipating what will happen next, making it difficult to put the book down.

However, there are a few instances where the dialogue feels a bit stilted and overly formal, which can momentarily disrupt the immersive experience. Additionally, some readers may find the prose style a little old-fashioned, but this only adds to the authenticity and charm of the tale being woven.

Overall, "In the Days of Chivalry" is a captivating and heartwarming novel that transports readers to a bygone era filled with adventure and honor. Evelyn Everett-Green's expert storytelling and meticulous attention to historical detail create a rich tapestry that readers will find difficult to forget. Whether you are a fan of historical fiction or fascinated by the chivalrous world of knights, this book is an absolute treasure.

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In the Days of Chivalry

A Tale of the Times of the Black Prince

by Evelyn Everett Green.


Autumn was upon the world the warm and gorgeous autumn of the south autumn that turned the leaves upon the trees to every hue of russet, scarlet, and gold, that transformed the dark solemn aisles of the trackless forests of Gascony into what might well have been palaces of fairy beauty, and covered the ground with a thick and soundless carpet of almost every hue of the rainbow.

The sun still retained much of its heat and power, and came slanting in between the huge trunks of the forest trees in broad shafts of quivering light. Overhead the soft wind from the west made a ceaseless, dreamy music and here and there the solemn silence of the forest was broken by the sweet note of some singing bird or the harsh croak of the raven. At night the savage cry of the wolf too often disturbed the rest of the scattered dwellers in that vast forest, and made a belated traveller look well to the sharpness of his weapons and the temper of his bowstring; but by day and in the sunlight the forest was beautiful and quiet enough something too quiet, perhaps, for the taste of the two handsome lads who were pacing the dim aisles together, their arms entwined and their curly heads in close proximity as they walked and talked... Continue reading book >>

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