Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen
A Novel of King Arthur

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The newly crowned King Arthur is unsure of himself; worse, the people are unsure of him. Too many people want the throne, and treachery is everywhere. Merlin must do something before the king is betrayed, or murdered, or--worst of all--gets married. So Merlin magically places a sword into a slab of rock, lets it be known that whosoever removes the blade will rule all of England, and invites any man who would dare, to try to pull out the sword.
After a bit of showmanship, Arthur will draw the blade (with a little magical help, of course), and the people will rally around the young king.
Except someone else pulls the sword out first. . . .
 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen (www.janeyolen.com) has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of American storytellers. She's written more than 300 books and has won numerous awards for her writing. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and Saint Andrews, Scotland.
 
Published May 6, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 388 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Arthur, already an adult, is king but without full support of the country, so his advisor Merlinnus creates a stone with a sword in it that only Arthur will be able remove—thus demonstrating that he’s the rightful king.

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Morgause sends three of Gawaine's brothers back with him to Arthur's court under a diplomatic pretext, and Merlinnus, learning that one of Morgause's sons intends to assassinate Arthur, manufactures the tale of a sword lodged in a block of stone (which, of course, will prove Arthur's fated place ...

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Morgause feels that her 17-year-old son Gawaine belongs on the throne of England, in what PW 's starred review called "a spellbinding twist on the Round Table legend."

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