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The Table of Less Valued Knights

The Table of Less Valued Knights Read & Download ¿ 5 Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips 'Know that there were three tables there The first was the Round Table with King Arthur as companion and lord The second the Table of Errant Companions were those who went seeking adventure and waited to become companions of the Round Table Those of the third table never left court and did not go on uests or in search of adventures either because of illness or because they lacked courage These knights were called the Less Valued Knights'Sir Humphrey du Val of the Table of Less Valued Knights Camelot's least prestigious table boringly rectangular in shape and with one leg shorter than the other so that it always has to be propped up with a folde. I wasn t sure how I d feel about this one when I reuested it On the one hand I love Arthuriana and I have enjoyed several loose interpretations of it even humorouslight hearted ones On the other hand I m not very good at humour myself and can be a bit snooty about anything that messes too much with my views on ArthurianaIt turns out I really enjoyed it and read it in pretty much one go I love that while there is humour it s pretty gentle it doesn t single out any character as a laughing stock and the characters aren t there just to be laughed at They re still people with goals of their own and they re likeable people at that I somewhat feared Sir Humphrey would just be a laughable oaf but he turns out to be a good guy even if he doesn t subscribe to the kind of honour culture the Round Table stands forIt is all very modern and anachronistic there s customs officials between the kingdoms for example for the sake of absurdity There s also pretty liberal views on LGBT people including a knight who prefers to be called Gwendoline and a gay relationship driving part of the plotAll in all it s fun and I m really glad I read it The tone is maybe reminiscent of Gerald Morris albeit for adults but otherwise it s uite a fresh take on the idea of Camelot

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The Table of Less Valued Knights Read & Download ¿ 5 Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips D napkin to stop it from rocking has been banned by King Arthur from going on uests and hasn't left the castle in fifteen years He's tempted out of his imposed retirement by Elaine who is looking for her kidnapped fiancé She appears to be the classic damsel in distress but turns out to have a big secret to hideAcross the border in Puddock the new young ueen Martha is appalled to be married off against her will to the odious Prince Edwin of Tuft She disguises herself as a boy and runs away but doesn't get very far before the Locum of the Lake standing in for the full time Lady intercepts her with some startling news Martha's brother the true he. A very amusing parody set in the time of Camelot and King Arthur The hero Sir Humphrey du Val has been after an unfortunate incident involving his wife demoted to the Table of Less Valued Knights On this night he is reminiscing about better days and has lingered too long after dinner when all the other knights have left he finds himself presented uite by accident with a uest that rightly should be brought to the attention of Arthur but Sir Humphrey sees an opportunity to perhaps get himself back into the good graces of Arthur and be allowed to sit again at the table with the real Knights However not all uests are uite what they seemThere is magic and sorcerers there are Damsels in Distress and The Lady of the Lake Crone of the Castle giants and an elephant I found Sir Humphrey to be a most likable fellow and as long as you can get past the fact that the dialogue has nothing whatsoever to do with the time period don t take it too seriously or expect it to be a historical novel it really is uite funny Ma mèreMadame EdwardaLe Mort years He's tempted out of his imposed retirement by Elaine who is looking for her kidnapped fiancé She appears to be the classic damsel in distress but turns out to have a big secret to hideAcross the border in Puddock the new Love Is a Four Letter Word young ueen Martha is appalled to be married off against her will to the odious Prince Edwin of Tuft She disguises herself as a boy and runs away but doesn't get very far before the Locum of the Lake standing in for the full time Lady intercepts her with some startling news Martha's brother the true he. A very amusing parody set in the time of Camelot and King Arthur The hero Sir Humphrey du Val has been after an unfortunate incident involving his wife demoted to the Table of Less Valued Knights On this night he is reminiscing about better days and has lingered too long after dinner when all the other knights have left he finds himself presented uite by accident with a uest that rightly should be brought to the attention of Arthur but Sir Humphrey sees an opportunity to perhaps get himself back into the good graces of Arthur and be allowed to sit again at the table with the real Knights However not all uests are uite what they seemThere is magic and sorcerers there are Damsels in Distress and The Lady of the Lake Crone of the Castle giants and an elephant I found Sir Humphrey to be a most likable fellow and as long as

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The Table of Less Valued Knights Read & Download ¿ 5 Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips Ir to the throne of Puddock is not dead as she has always thought and Martha must go on her own uest to find himThe two uests collide entangling Humphrey Elaine and Martha's lives and introducing a host of Arthurian misfits including a twelve year old crone a magic sword with a mind of her own a freakishly short giant and not one but three men in iron masksWith Gods Behaving Badly Marie Phillips showed that she has a rare gift for comedy taking familiar characters from legend and giving them an ingenious contemporary twist In The Table of Less Valued Knights it's Thomas Malory's turn and I'm afraid you'll never read him in uite the same way aga. I m always down for some historicalmythological fiction in a comedic style so The Table of Less Valued Knights seemed like a good proposition Marie Phillips delivers an Arthurian uest beset with archetypes allusions and anachronisms Her characters uip like they re in a Christopher Moore novel albeit slightly less self aware and her vision of Knights of Camelot is every bit as decadently absurd as Monty Python sThere Have I name dropped enough comparisons yet Good Let s get on with itThe story starts a little slow actually and for the first part I was somewhat skeptical as to how much I would end up enjoying it This type of humour is easy to get wrong as evidenced by how inconsistently I ve enjoyed Moore s work While there s nothing wrong with Sir Humphrey and the idea of a Less Valued Table of Knights who have been demoted from the Round Table over the years none of it particularly grabbed my attention Indeed it isn t until Martha shows up and steals the show that this story gets goingueen Martha of Tuft has a tough time of it especially after she kinda sorta becomes a man in that classic gender swapmistaken identity trope Phillips creates an interesting character here in many ways Martha is na ve She knows little of life outside a castle has no idea of the value of money for instance Yet she also has many skills she once perceived as pointless such as the ability to speak many foreign languages Her observations of Humphrey and Conrad and attempts to fit in and emulate maleness are funny sure but they re also part of a larger commentary on gender that Phillips weaves throughout the bookStories like this stories that poke fun at the tropes and shorthand we ve constructed of medieval worlds and legends like Arthuriana are valuable It s one thing to strive for historically accurate fiction and another to just take a can opener to history and tear the top off to find out what lies beneath The Table of Less Valued Knights starts as a light hearted humorous story Yet the deeper I went the plot I foundMartha s a wonderful protagonist and her reviled husband Edwin is an eually wonderful antagonist He starts off as a stock stereotypical villain type a lascivious lout with no respect for women or for men and far too big an opinion of his own cunning But Phillips soon lends substance to his pomp showing that Edwin has some teeth The moment he goes from comical thorn in the side to actual villain is pretty shocking in the sense that I m surprised the author lets him get away with itThis sense that the characters are two dimensional actors in the author s drama does run throughout the story and it s possible this could be a bigger problem for you than it was for me Phillips never uite breaks the fourth wall like other authors do and I love me some fourth wall breaking but the narrative structure is both absurd and serendipitous at points You kind of just have to go with it and want to enjoy this type of book Wishing it s something complex is only going to get you disappointmentI was ambivalent about The Table of Less Valued Knights when I began but by the end I had a smile on my face Surprises like that are always welcome here I was starting a book I thought I d like at best and I ended up having a much better time It s not even the over arching plot or the characters so much as all the little bits Phillips throws in like the dwarf manning the customs post at the border of Tuft showing up again at the border of Grint much to Edwin s irritation and surprise It s these little things that show how much fun Phillips must have had inhabiting this universe and when the fun an author has shines through the experience is that much better for a reader


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    Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips Marie Phillips µ 5 review E–pub The Table of Less Valued Knights Fantastic Funny and Unforgettable I highly recommend this comedic tale to fans of Monty Python and The Princess Bride

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    E–pub The Table of Less Valued Knights Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips Marie Phillips µ 5 review I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this one when I reuested it On the one hand I love Arthuriana and I have enjoyed several loose interpretations of it even humorouslight hearted ones On the other hand I'm not very good at

  3. says: review The Table of Less Valued Knights Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips Marie Phillips µ 5 review

    Marie Phillips µ 5 review Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips E–pub The Table of Less Valued Knights Cute ultra fluffy homage to Monty Python's Arthurian knights with an emphasis on inclusion that shouldn't work but largely does Alas no killer rabbitsBecause I guess it's still progress if the author manages to exchange an older set of stereotypes for a newer set Here ethnic minorities and gay characters emerge

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    review The Table of Less Valued Knights Marie Phillips µ 5 review Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips 45 starsA very pleasant surprise Not uite Arthurian not uite Monty Python but elements of bothModern language sometimes uite ripe make this an easy read and the dual story of knights princesses and uests is plundered fully

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    Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips E–pub The Table of Less Valued Knights Marie Phillips µ 5 review A very amusing parody set in the time of Camelot and King Arthur The ‘hero’ Sir Humphrey du Val has been after an unfortunate incident involving his wife demoted to the Table of Less Valued Knights On this night he is reminiscing about better days and has lingered too long after dinner when all the other knights have left he finds himself presented uite by accident with a ‘uest’ that rightly should be

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    E–pub The Table of Less Valued Knights Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips review The Table of Less Valued Knights Hilarious and entertaining this is a uick and satirical story featuring the common tropes of the classic uest formula and chivalryA half sized giant a deformed horse a knight of The Table of Less Valued Knights a damsel i

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    Marie Phillips µ 5 review Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips review The Table of Less Valued Knights I'm always down for some historicalmythological fiction in a comedic style so The Table of Less Valued Knights seemed like a good proposition

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    Marie Phillips µ 5 review Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips review The Table of Less Valued Knights This book wins the prize for one of the worst of the year and I will do a little analysis to explain why First off it is readable It has words on a page – characters a plot and a satisfying end It is possible to follow the convoluted story and make sense of what is happening So its fault does not lie in the readability Before I go further

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    Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips E–pub The Table of Less Valued Knights 25 stars i guess i didn't like all of it but i also didn't dislike the whole thing likely i would have settled on 3 stars had i not read this w

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    Read & Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Marie Phillips E–pub The Table of Less Valued Knights Marie Phillips µ 5 review I got this book because I loved the cover and it turned out to be the perfect read for this week A fun read that makes you grin as you follow along this Pythonish Camelot uest I hope she comes out with a seuel

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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Table of Less Valued Knights
  • Marie Phillips
  • English
  • 24 April 2020
  • 9780307359940