Three Days and Two Knights
- An Amusing Arthurian Adventure
- Narrated by: Mark Topping
- Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-13-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Scott Davis Howard
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Three Days and Two Knights is a genre crossover that blends fantasy adventure, comedy, and romance in a historical literary setting.
"Few tales tell of heroes and dragons, knights and giants, magic, miracles, love, a banshee and the undead...." So begins Aelfric the Entertainer, this tale's invasive, witty and often philosophical narrator. Set on the moors of Scotland in the waning months of Arthur's rule, Three Days and Two Knights tells how Sir Alanbart, an impoverished and spineless knight; Heather, an indomitable and irresistible serving maid; Scot, a pagan swordsman of questionable intelligence and sexuality, and Sir Gawain, the legendary romantic hero, form an unlikely alliance to free King Arthur from prison. The catch? They have just three days before the blue moon rises, at which time the red wizard Rabordath will use Arthur's blood to conjure a dragon that will end a kingdom and set all of Britain aflame.
Three Days and Two Knights features characters, settings, artifacts and events drawn from medieval myth and history, and will appeal to anyone who loves the middle ages, knights, monsters, magic, or King Arthur, especially those who grew up with The Hobbit, Percy Jackson, and Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series.
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By Ray Johnson on 03-21-18
Not a Monty Python Wannabe, the real deal
This could have gone so badly. We already have a brilliant comedic arthurian tale given to us by the great Monty Python troupe. Something that is very hard to beat if you want to be honest. Shoot, I wouldn't even want to have my work compared to it. (Which I kind of guess that I am doing anyway). What I'm trying to say is, that if you are going to do an arthurian comedy, then you'd better have the chops to pull it off, and Howard does. In spades, too.
Truthfully, the book does start a bit slowly. It also played out more like a tell, don't show (bad idea) kind of story, and if it had stayed that way I would have dropped it pretty quickly. The point being, once it starts, I mean really starts, the story and the humor just escalates to points of absurdity it is so good. I'd hate to see this made into a movie, because then I'd be forced to pick a favorite; something I don't have to do so long as this remains a book.
The narration by Topper is just .....the......tops! He plays each role perfectly, and has a way of delivering the lines that only adds to the laughs. He was an excellent choice to read this book for others to hear. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.
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By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 02-16-18
Absolutely Love it!
This humorous Arthurian tale will keep you laughing throughout it. I have never been so entertained in a long while. You have a beautiful Lady, two knights, the King, dragon, romance and many more characters along with philosophical dialogue to keep you so entertained! Plus, my favorite was the narrator's side comments. What a hoot! Whether you prefer to listen or read this novel you will enjoy it!
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