Young Knights of the Round Table: The King's Ransom

Young Knights of the Round Table: The King's Ransom

by Cheryl Carpinello




Tales & Legends from the Ancient & Medieval Worlds.

Answer the hero's call to Adventure with the Young Knights of the Round Table on their Quest.

In medieval Wales, eleven-year-old Prince Gavin, thirteen-year-old orphan Philip, and fifteen-year-old blacksmith's apprentice Bryan are brought together in friendship by one they call the Wild Man. When an advisor to the king is killed and a jewelled medallion is stolen from the king's treasury, the Wild Man is accused of the theft and murder.

Filled with disbelief at the arrest of the Wild Man, the three friends embark upon a knight's quest to save their friend's life. To succeed, the three must confront their fears and insecurities,
and one of them will have to disclose the biggest secret of all.

Join Gavin, Philip, and Bryan on their quest and share the adventures that await them in the land of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482527094
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2013
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)

About the Author

Cheryl Carpinello uses her love of the Legend of King Arthur to introduce young readers to this Timeless Legend. Her first book in this genre, "Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend" introduces readers to Princess Guinevere as she struggles with turning thirteen birthday and fulfilling her destiny as the future wife of King Arthur. "Young Knights of the Round Table: The King's Ransom" allows readers to explore the importance of Honor, Loyalty, and Friendship in one's life.

A semi-retired high school English teacher, Carpinello also conducts Medieval Writing Workshops for Grades 3-8.

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Young Knights of the Round Table: The King's Ransom 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Cheryl Carpinello's "Young Knights of the Round Table: The King's Ransom" is a great little young adult standalone read. I don't usually read in this genre, but I can tell you as a child in the '80s, it has the feel of "The Goonies" mixed with "The Young Riders," but set in the time of King Arthur instead. Very cool read. Some good plot twists. I'll bet teenagers and tweens would love this. Like a non-romancey chapter out of "The Princess Bride." I've read a few things by this author now and I just love this story.
CityLifeReader More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. I believe that children and pert-teens would enjoy this story. There is a lot of action, magic and mystery. Knights and magic are two of my favorite things to read about so this is an amazing read for people who are a fan of that. Cheryl Carpinello writing is wonderful. It follows well. The characters are strong. Over all a great read!
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
Being raised from very different backgrounds, these three young men were still united in their goals of becoming knights and in bringing about justice for all. Thus, when a startling situation arises within the castle walls, the three lads determines  to take it upon themselves to see that justice is done, believing the accused is innocent.  This novel has a fairy tale idealism which is lacking in today's  society. It is a great series to entertain  and teach elementary age students and early teenage youth with. As an added bonus, visit the Wise Owl Factory and receive a FREE study guide to aid teachers and parents as well! Recommended for girls as well as boys, this action-packed series  – with a couple of unexpected surprises - will hold the interest of any young reader.  Refreshingly, there is no bad language or excessive violence nor even bad manners! The scenes flow smoothly from one to another, introducing one character’s views and choices to the next one This mostly predictable story is very enjoyable but still lacks the essence of a Five Stars review. However, my review of this book offers a Four and a Half stars rating. * This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given.
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. This is a fantastic young adult adventure! I loved it! Prince Gavin is the youngest son of King Wallace. He is a Page in his father's household, and in training to be a Squire. I liked this enterprising young man. He may only be eleven, but I found him to be brave and courageous.  Philip is a hard working young teen. Being an orphan, he feels very lonely at times, but his friendship with Prince Gavin and Bryan, the Blacksmith's apprentice, helps. I liked him too, but he has a secret that could change things between the three. Bryan is a strapping young man, who is not sure if he wants to continue to be a Blacksmith's apprentice. I liked this young man too. He is quite the swordsman, and braver than he realises. This is a fantastic young adult adventure for children aged 7 to 14. Set in Wales, the tale takes the reader on exciting adventure. The story is told through the eyes of Prince Gavin, Philip and Bryan. Each character is very lifelike and likable. They are very well developed and I felt like, even though they were from a different time, they would fit in well with today's youngsters. They are faced with a difficult challenge; to find the real murderer, and thief of the King's Ransom, a special medallion that belonged to Gavin's father. There is danger and adventure aplenty and there are a few twists and turns that kept me hooked. The author actually put in a huge twist near the end that made me gasp - I sure didn't see that scene coming! I actually sat in shock for a few moments. In fact, there are two secret identities revealed in this story that I would never have guessed in a month of Sunday's! I do wish the story had been a little longer, but as this book is aimed at a younger reader with a shorter attention span, I can understand why it was not. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the story from start to finish, and read it in one sitting.  Cheryl Carpinello has written a fantastic Young Adult Action/Adventure. I loved her writing style, which was fast paced enough to keep even the most fidgety youngster's rapt attention, and the flow was wonderful. I would definitely read more of this authors books in the future. I highly recommend this book to youngsters aged 6 to 8 as a bedtime story, 7 to 10 years as a read along (depending on reading ability) and 10 to 14 years as a read alone. I also recommend this book to adults who love younger YA Fantasy, or books containing Arthurian legends. - Lynn Worton
LadybugLinLH More than 1 year ago
Arthurian England...Excalibur....Lancelot...Gawain...Merlin....Guinevere. Why do those names still make us sigh and think about what could have been, and wish for what the legend tells us was before the manipulations of Morgana and Mordred brought it to its knees? THE KING'S RANSOM takes place during those times when England was not a unified country, but many separate monarchies, with Arthur striving to bring them all together. I love the tales of this time, when magic and treachery both played pivotal roles in the future of the land. In this story, the Castle Pembrook, leaning heavily in favor of Arthur's unification of Great Britain has had a murder and the theft of it prized KING'S RANSOM. The knights of its realm head out and find the knife used in the murder with a vagabond the youngest prince and his two friends have grown fond of. Charged with murder and theft, the friend they call Wild Man will be executed if he does not confess before Arthur, heading their way in one week's time arrives. The three friends, certain their Wild Man friend is innocent each set off on a different portion of a quest to prove him innocent and themselves not cowards. This is a story written for the young...well, I guess I'm young because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I only found one problem...the Pembrook insider was never revealed. Other than that, it is one of the most well paced, delightful Arthurian Romps I have read in a long time. I happily award this book 4 1/2 stars.
Sveta85 More than 1 year ago
Opinion: This is more suited towards children or young adults, although I imagine that adults will find this book interesting. Also, this is more of a boy's type book, in my opinion because it focused on three boys and their quests to rescue a friend known as Wild Man. Girls don't play a significant role, and there isn't romance in there. I'm not nitpicking and I'm glad that a book for boys is written, but I'm pointing out my observations. The strengths included the quest and the revealed secrets towards the end, which I'm not going to spoil here, although I'm curious about the character named Tom and his state. Quick notes: I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review the book 4 out of 5 (0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)
CherylC More than 1 year ago
Recipient of the Children's Literary Classics Silver Award for 2012. Recommended read by Children's Literary Classics. 2012 USA Best Book Award Finalist. Adventure, excitement, and the Arthurian Legend.