Kirkus Reviews QR Code
THE LAST KNIGHT by Hilari Bell


by Hilari Bell

Age Range: 12 - 14

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-082503-4
Publisher: Eos/HarperCollins

Knights errant have been extinct for more than 200 years, but Sir Michael decides it is his chosen profession. With his trusty squire Fisk by his side, the two embark on their first assignment: Rescue a damsel in distress. After liberating the Lady Ceciel, Sir Michael and Fisk learn she was awaiting trial for allegedly poisoning her husband, Baron Mallory. Sir Michael’s father Baron Seven Oaks becomes furious over the mix-up and demands that Sir Michael bring Lady Ceciel back for sentencing. Finding the illusive Lady Ceciel proves more difficult than expected, with the lady always one step ahead of them, slowing their progress. Eventually, Sir Michael is captured by Lady Ceciel and it’s up to Fisk, a believer in non-violence, to rescue him. Their story unfolds alternately between them. The humorous dialogue and the friendship that develops between the two will make this magical medieval mystery a fun read with the ending open for a possible sequel. (Fiction. 12-14)