My favorite of the series so far. Morris does more than tell the legends in a fluent narrative. In this book he once again weaves a post-modern thread about gender, religion and desire through the traditional story. Beaufils, the main character is an easy-going young man searching for something, maybe his father, maybe his real name. He signs on with each knight he meets and gets swept along in their adventures. My 9 year old son and I have been reading the entire series. We enjoyed trying to guess who his father was, and Morris kept us guessing right to the end. If you have the time, I recommend reading the series from the beginning. I am not sure it would be as good without that background.