The Table of Less Valued Knights, Marie Phillips

“It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rivals
And as the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all with the eye…of the tiger” – Survivor

All right! I am a little late to the party, but I have finally put book one to bed. It’s not how you start, it’s how you (ahem) finish.

This story starts off with a fallen knight and his journey back to the “cool kids” table, The Round Table. Well…it starts that way, until his (mis)adventure has him cross paths with a myriad of other troubled souls. This tale tends to shift from one character’s voice to another a little too eagerly, depending on the chapter. Therefore, I found the book fails to build steam around any one particular character, instead it comes to a slow simmer around 7-8 different characters. So if you want something explosive, this is not the book for you.

Nobody seems particularly noble in this book, which is probably the main joke, among a plethora of other medieval witticisms. Also, don’t let the cutesy illustration fool you into thinking this is appropriate bedtime material for your tots. It’s not. Cheating, lying, and racy times/innuendos abound throughout.

The book picks up a bit at the end with a few surprises and twists. Other than that, I enjoyed the fact that there was a moony unicorn and a tiny giant/large human who rides an elephant. Also, I have never read the word “succour” as many times as I have in this book. Succour! Yeah…it’s fun to say.

Books read: 1

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7 responses to “The Table of Less Valued Knights, Marie Phillips

  1. I, too, now have the Eye of the Tiger stuck in my head so thanks for that! :p And I had to look up what succour meant so I could start using it regularly because it IS fun to say. So thanks for offering succour to my vocabulary.

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