A “brave, strong, and wise” mouse plays a pivotal part defending Camelot and its inhabitants.
Calib Christopher imagines nothing more “glorious than becoming a knight himself and following in his grandfather’s and father’s pawsteps.” When an unknown assassin murders Calib’s grandfather, Camelot mice suspect animals from Darkling Woods. After discovering the Sword in the Stone, which appears at “Camelot’s darkest hour,” and encountering a magical white wolf, Calib realizes his grandfather’s assassination was part of a greater plot threatening Camelot. Somehow he must prevent the mouse army from mistakenly attacking Darklings and uncover the truth. Calib’s story alternates with that of 11-year-old Galahad, Sir Lancelot’s son, who arrives at Camelot while his father and King Arthur are away. As the “last defenders of Camelot,” Calib unites Darklings and Camelot mice against invading weasels while Galahad rallies those in the castle to fight invading Saxons. Leung creates a fascinating parallel world of mice living alongside Camelot’s famous human inhabitants and neatly laces the action-driven plot with colorful animal and legendary Arthurian characters. Spot art adds to the Round Table feel.
A winning new adventure featuring a stalwart warrior mouse, heroic knights, and magical Camelot. (Animal Fantasy. 8-12)