Sunday, December 22, 2013
William and the Lost Spirit by Gwen de Bonneval and Matthieu Bonhomme
William and Helise are grandchildren of the Count de Sonnac. Their father has died and their mother remarried to a man who abuses his feudal power. Meanwhile, Helise is convinced that their father is not dead. William goes in search of the truth, accompanied by a knight, a troubadour and a mysterious goat. It's a great story that sits comfortably between historical fiction and fantasy. Grade 5 - adult.
Readalikes: Mouse Guard (David Petersen); and Bone (Jeff Smith).