The Letter for the King
‘The Letter for the King’ is given to Tiuri on midsummer’s night, ahead of the celebration of knighthood. This is a solemn evening, when all who will be knighted must keep vigil, to be undisturbed by anyone or anything. Therefore, why does Tiuri feel impelled to answer the door? How does he ‘know’ that whoever is hammering so frantically will employ him with the task of a lifetime?
The stranger at the door says that the ‘fate of a kingdom’ rests upon him? However, how can he, a young squire, be expected to travel ‘across the Great Mountains to the king in the City of Unauwen‘? Tiuri is warned that there are ‘enemies all around‘….
Like The Murderer’s Ape, this is a might novel in density, duration and storytelling. Furthermore ‘The Letter for the King‘ is the story of a journey, an awakening, courage, loyalty and strength.
Winner of the Children’s Book of the Year award