Nancy Faulkner, a professor of history, creates another period piece. Her earlier books have included The West Is On Your Left Hand and Rebel Drums: now she turns to the Elizabethan era, with the story of Davey Nancarron, a Cornish shepherd boy who truly believes that King Arthur will return to England in her hour of need. Davey is disheartened when he hears that his father was lost at sea in fighting the Spanish. Even now the Spanish Armada was rumored to be readying for an attack. Davey sets out to search for King Arthur after he is further saddened by the suggestion of a comrade that they should steal sheep. The boy's refusal to steal, his faith in the Arthurian legend are rewarded, for with the help of a strange rusty sword Davey plays his part in sinking the Armada. His father's return, injured, but alive, promises a serene future for them both in Cornwall. For boys who enjoy the Arthurian legend or historical period fiction. Not every child's cup of tea.