The Greatest Knight - Elizabeth Chadwick (SF_H CHA). penniless young knight with few prospects, William Marshal is plucked from obscurity when he saves the life of Henry II's formidable queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitude, she appoints him tutor to the heir to the throne, the volatile and fickle Prince Henry. But being a royal favourite brings its share of danger and jealousy as well as fame and reward.

The Greatest Knight - Elizabeth Chadwick (SF_H CHA). penniless young knight with…

All Fall Down - Sally Nicholls (SF_H NIC). When Isabel's Yorkshire village is devastated by the Black Death, it seems that the world is ending in horror and fear. But for the survivors of the terrible plague, a new and freer society will rise from the destruction of the feudal system that enslaved the family. This is a powerful historical novel from one of today's most exciting young writers.

Isabel and her family have nowhere to run from a disease that has killed half of Europe. The Black Death of 1349 was the deadliest plague in human history – this is a powerful story about survival in the face of real-life horror.

Dragon Sword - Mark London Williams (MF_H WIL). Eli Sands is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary talent: the ability to travel through time.  He assists his missing mother mother, who Unfortunately is deeply involved in some dangerous intrigue of her own, and Eli and his cohorts are soon hurled far into the past, where they find new allies in the legendary King Arthur and Merlin. This is a rich, action-filled fantasy series about a reluctant time-traveller and his unusual sidekicks.

Twelve-year-old time traveller Eli Sands continues his search for his missing mother, encountering new characters and trying to save the free world from tyrannical rule.

King Arthur - Frank Thompson (SF_H THO). In what is essentially a prequel to Knights of the Round Table, Arthur has been appointed by the Roman Empire to defeat a bloodthirsty Saxon conqueror and his army, which is a dozen times the size of Arthur's own. Under the taunting of Merlin and haunted by the fact that his small band only has a slim chance at survival, Arthur is determined to succeed in this charge - and in the pursuit of Guinevere's heart.

King Arthur - Frank Thompson (SF_H THO). In what is essentially a prequel to Knights of the Round Table, Arthur has been appointed by the Roman Empire to defeat a bloodthirsty Saxon conqueror and his army, which is a dozen times the size of Arthur's own. Under the taunting of Merlin and haunted by the fact that his small band only has a slim chance at survival, Arthur is determined to succeed in this charge - and in the pursuit of Guinevere's heart.

The Sword in the Stone - T.H. White (MF_F WHI).The first novel in The Once and Future King, this is an epic fantasy re-telling of the Arthurian legend. It tells of the boyhood of King Arthur, combining elements of legend, history, fantasy and comedy.

An old wizard named Merlyn takes care of a curious young boy named Wart and transforms him into Arthur, the future king of Britain, in a beautiful new edition of the classic tale, enhanced by luminous paintings.

The Way of the Warrior - Chris Bradford (From the Young Samurai series) (MF_H BRA and MSP BRA). August 1611: Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins. But life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast.

Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins.

Here Lies Arthur - Philip Reeve (MF_F REE). Gwyna is just a small girl, a mouse, when she is bound in service to Myrddin the bard - a traveller and spinner of tales. But Myrddin transforms her - into a lady goddess, a boy warrior, and a spy. Without Gwyna, Myrddin will not be able to work the most glorious transformation of all - and turn the leader of a raggle-taggle war-band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.

Here lies ARTHUR by Philip Reeve - a compelling read on the King Arthur saga

A Company of  Fools - Deborah Ellis (SF ELL). Henri is used to the quiet routines of the abbey. Micah is a wild trouble maker with the voice of an angel. Micah stirs up fun and adventure at a time when Henri needs it the most. For the Plague is coming and soon nothing will be the same.

A Company of Fools - Deborah Ellis (SF ELL). Henri is used to the quiet routines of the abbey. Micah is a wild trouble maker with the voice of an angel. Micah stirs up fun and adventure at a time when Henri needs it the most. For the Plague is coming and soon nothing will be the same.

Free Lance - Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (MSP STE). Trouble has a way of tracking Free Lance down. A knight with a lance and a horse called Jed, Free Lance stumbles into all kinds of challenging situations. These three action-packed adventures follow our hard-bitten hero as he battles dragons, saves damsels in distress, and charges headfirst into trouble.

Free Lance - Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (MSP STE). Trouble has a way of tracking Free Lance down. A knight with a lance and a horse called Jed, Free Lance stumbles into all kinds of challenging situations. These three action-packed adventures follow our hard-bitten hero as he battles dragons, saves damsels in distress, and charges headfirst into trouble.

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