Review: No Ordinary Boy: Dragons, Magic, and King Arthur

Title: No Ordinary Boy: Dragons, Magic, and King Arthur
Author: Tracey Mayhew
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

All Merlin knows is the village where he mixes potions for wary customers, and dreams strange dreams that sometimes come true. Then a mysterious hooded man appears, seeking a boy with no mortal father, and Merlin is taken far away, to a crumbling tower and a ruthless king. To a place where his is not the only magic. 

About The Tales from the Round Table series: This engaging collection introduces the legend of Merlin, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to a new generation of readers aged 7+.

Review:

Merlin is a boy who lives by himself in a small village. He is known as a healer with special powers. One day, a group of knights arrive in the village, looking for a mortal boy who did not have a mortal father. Merlin fits that description. He is brought to the king to save his crumbling castle.

I have read three different adaptations of the King Arthur and Merlin story this year. Each one has been for a different audience and told the story in a different way.

This story is perfect for early middle grade readers. It was fast paced, but short. There is so much material for the story of Merlin, so I wished the story was a little longer. There were exciting scenes, which included magic and dragons, that will keep young readers entertained. It’s a great introduction to the story of Merlin.

Thank you Sweet Cherry Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

The Dark Sorceress by Tracey Mayhew

Twelve Rebel Kings by Tracey Mayhew

Have you read No Ordinary Boy? What did you think of it?

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