The Wicked Day - Arthurian Saga 4 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Mordred, the doomed son of King Arthur tries to fight the impending death of his father. Merlin has fortold that the birth of Mordred will be the death of Arthur. Mordred is raised by fisherfolk and when he is a boy, he is brought to the house of his mother, Queen Morgause. He eventually goes to Camalot and becomes one of Arthur's most trusted advisors.
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Mordred, the incestuous bastard of Athur and his half sister, Morgause, finally makes his appearance. Mary Stewart manages to turn this most vilified character into a human character, someone who has to learn the truth about himself, his parentage, and his unsavory fate.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   King Arthur Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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