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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
"Children of the Knight" by Michael J Bowler is a book that will leave quite an impact on you, no matter whether you are a young adult or a pensioner. It is a story about how our society lets down the members who would need its care most: abandoned children, the ones no one really cares for and who have to fend for themselves on the road - either by selling drugs, being in a gang or even selling themselves as prostitutes. But when a man who calls himself King Arthur appears in the life of Lance, one of the children in the book, it looks as though the world could change for the better. After all, it is said that the King would appear again in the hour of need. But who would believe someone who says he is the famous king of old? Can one man and a group of children change society?
I chose to read this book because I like the legends that surround King Arthur and his round table and it interested me what King Arthur would think about our world and how he could ever get used to it. In "Children of the Knight", Michael J Bowler manages to show how a man from a totally different point in time perceives our society and how easy it is for him to immediately see the weak points of it. King Arthur is the knight many people dream of - the one person who could turn things around and make people believe in a better future. The story becomes better page after page and at a certain stage you can't put the book down until you arrive at the end. It is a very moving story and makes you wonder about how good our society really is and whether we care enough about the weak links in it.