A story of the England of the Peasants' Revolt and the reign of Richard II. The hero is a boy of 16, Roger Gleason, who breaks away from serfdom to gain personal freedom. After many exciting adventures he realizes that love and loyalty to his master and his king counterbalance his overwhelming desire for freedom. At times one feels that Ivy Bolton overstresses the values on the side of tolerance for the serf state, a tolerance American boys and girls will find difficult to understand. This is definitely a story of the royalist side -- rather than the peasants'. Good adventure, and a background that has not been hackneyed.