Earthly Knight

Earthly Knight

by Janet McNaughton


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ISBN-13: 9780060089948
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/15/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x (h) x (d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

JANET McNAUGHTON is the multi-award-winning author of many books, including The Secret Under My Skin, An Earthly Knight and her most recent novel, Dragon Seer, which was shortlisted for the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, as well as both the CLA Young Adult Book Award and the Book of the Year for Children Award. McNaughton lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, with her family. Visit her online at

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Earthly Knight 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was awesome. It is a combination of Romance, Fantasy, and historical fiction set in 1162 scotland. Its about a 16 year old girl named Jenny who falls in love with a mysterious man rumoured to have been kidnapped by fairies. At the same time Jenny's father wants her to marry an obnoxious man named Earl William who barely pays attention to her. It's defenitly for anyone who loves fantasy books. I would say people 12 and up should definatly read this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a terrific retelling of the Scottish tale Tam Lin, which has always been a favorite of mine. The original tale is so wonderful in itself, and this book really captured the heart of the story. Simply beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a Scottish Fairy Tale. i loved this book. it explained alot about love and types of loves. but it wasn't some lets go jump in the sack kind of book....but plain old true love, trust, and faithfulness. READ IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one the best books I've read in a long time. I could not put it down, it was impossible to set it down even for a moment. I LOVED IT!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was amazed by this book. When I picked it up, I though it would be OK, but not the greatest book ever. Wrong! The book really brought me into medieval Scotland, and I was frustrated,as the main character was, with the limitations a woman had. The element of fairies and little folk gave it a fun and magical twist. The only downside to the book was that the main character was hard to like sometimes, but overall, I highly reccomend it.
phoebesmum on LibraryThing 3 months ago
My favourite Amazon review of this comments that the author here manages to reduce the tale of Tam Lin to a story of a rather dull girl who pulls some bloke off his horse. Clunkily and earnestly faithful to history in many respects, it's nevertheless full of anachronisms; references to the original ballad are less than subtle; the heroine is wishy-washy, Tam Lin himself barely present, such magic as there is is singularly lacking in wonder - altogether this comes a very poor fourth in the 'adaptations of Tam Lin' stakes. Of which I know of ... er ... four.
cheese12412 More than 1 year ago
Whether or not I enjoyed the book is still being decided by my "little grey cells". Unlike many who have read this novel, I enjoyed the history and the details of what life was like back then. The complaints I have mostly refer to the simple characters that have very little or no development. I think the place I lost interest was near the end because not only does Jenny (the main character) sleep with Tam Lin, but she also brings even more disgrace upon her family. I think this story would have been better as a first person narrative instead of third limited omniscient because then we would have been able to understand Jenny's thought process and see her world through her eyes. I also did not like how the climax didn't come about until the second to last chapter, and even then it wasn't very climatic. It was nonchalantly written and then we move on. So a re-cap, I liked the history and folklore, I didn't like the characters. If you are looking for a quick read that could potentially frustrate you, but with good imagery, this novel is for you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an out standing book, I LOVED it!! I loved how Janet McNaughton kept the supense in things and how she put such interesting twists in it at the same time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so interesting.I just love reading historical fiction and this one is a sapphire among pearls.Even though i have read more explict stuff n the sexual category than this,i love that the author wrote the whole pregenacy thing in a way that was more figurative than explict so as not to shock younger readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is so cool. Mean-hearted fairys,true love at every corner.Well,almost every one. If every book was like this I'd never do anything else!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this is very well written and an excellent story.It keeps you interested to the very end,with all the twists in turns played out,when you reach the en dyou are left wanting more.
Forskande More than 1 year ago
The plot is lame, the characters are poorly developed it has about as much chemistry and romanticism as a brick and a nightlight. Didn't like what happened in the story and the ending was like, I dunno it just ended kinda. Whatever. If you like this book, I also recommend you read crap.