The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf

The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf Her castle under siege by an evil knight who keeps beheading all her would be rescuers Lady Lynet sets out for help and finds assistance from an odd dwarf named Roger and a scruffy kitchen hand named

  • Title: The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf
  • Author: Gerald Morris
  • ISBN: 9780618196814
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • Her castle under siege by an evil knight who keeps beheading all her would be rescuers, Lady Lynet sets out for help and finds assistance from an odd dwarf named Roger and a scruffy kitchen hand named Beaumains As the three unlikely companions return to Lynet s castle, they face surprising adventures, including encounters with the uncanny Squire Terence, his master, Sir GHer castle under siege by an evil knight who keeps beheading all her would be rescuers, Lady Lynet sets out for help and finds assistance from an odd dwarf named Roger and a scruffy kitchen hand named Beaumains As the three unlikely companions return to Lynet s castle, they face surprising adventures, including encounters with the uncanny Squire Terence, his master, Sir Gawain, and the majestic sorceress Morgan And somewhere along the way, Lynet discovers that people can be much than they seem.

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    1. Gerald Morris

      Gerald Morris is an award winning author, best known for his retellings of Arthurian legends for preteen and teen readers.His first series, called The Squire s Tales, focuses primarily on a squire named Terence, alongside his knight, Sir Gawain Whilst these two characters remain in the series, the majority of the later books introduce new protagonists As the series progresses, the tone becomes darker, to reflect the bleak ending of the original legends All of the main heroes storylines are picked up again in the final book, The Legend of the King.His second series, The Knights Tales, is for younger readers and began with The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great, published in 2008, followed by The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short in the same year.Morris was born in Riverside, California in 1963, the son of Russell A Morris He was educated at the Oklahoma Baptist University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary He married Rebecca Hughes, has 3 children, and now lives in Wausau, Wisconsin He also lived for a short time in Oklahoma Apart from writing, Morris teaches theology and serves as a pastor for church.

    919 thoughts on “The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf”

    1. Arguably one of my favorite books of all time.This is a fabulous romantic adventure. At the heart of the story is the idea of loving someone for what's inside them rather than their outward appearance or the great things they have supposedly done.Lynet sets off to find Camelot and save her sister from having to marry an evil knight. Along the way, she meets Roger, a dwarf, who helps her find her way. When they arrive at Camelot, Lynet pleads for help, but the only one to volunteer is a kitchen b [...]

    2. These books really are fun. They're very light reading, but they do interesting things with the stories -- and they make admirable sense of Malory's stories without twisting them too far out of shape, which rather amuses me. It's a pity that Gerald Morris thinks women mostly bother about their looks and the men they're in love with, or seems to from the way he portrays Lyonesse and Guinevere, and sometimes Lynet. But he doesn't write delicate little flowers, either, so that's a point in his favo [...]

    3. Lynet and sister Lyonesse are under siege by a Red Knight demanding to marry Lyonesse. Lynet sneaks past the siege at night, gets lost in the woods and, not having thought to bring provisions, attacks Roger, a dwarf she comes across and takes his breakfast. He agrees to guide her to King Arthur’s court (he's kind of scared of her), but only Beaumains, a servant from the kitchen, volunteers to help her with her predicament.Beaumains proves he’s an excellent fighter (though he picks many unnec [...]

    4. One of the best books in fantasy genre. It has everything: humour, adventure, love story, morale. I can't help loving the main charcters also: Lynet and Roger. I found myself laughing at every new page. So witty without being a cynical story. One of the scene that I can't help laughing every time I remember is the misunderstanding of the word courageous and dim. To think that Blue Knight said it without knowing. " The dimmest knight in the world". Hihihi. It makes you think about the narrow line [...]

    5. This book tells one of the lesser-known Arthurian tales, that of two of Gawain's younger brothers and their lady loves. It is told in an entertaining, enjoyable way, with plenty of laughs and just the right dose of moral lessons thrown in. One of the things I love about this series, is how Gerald Morris mocks the classical " fairest maiden in all the land," "love at first sight," and "greatest knight ever born" absurdities usually associated with Arthurian lore. He tells a "realistic" fantasy st [...]

    6. Just delightful! I was a little unsure at first since this book (the third in the series) wasn't really about Terence and Gawain like the first two, but it ended up being great anyway. The new cast of characters is wonderful.

    7. I almost didn't keep this book for the library because I saw that it was the 3rd book in the Arthurian series and we didn't have the other two. Silly me. What a fun, fun read (I still have a grin on my face) that is not dependent whatsoever on preceding books. Morris' retelling of Sir Thomas Malory's tale is a little bit Don Quixote, a little bit Princess Bride, and a little bit Beauty and the Beast. 4+Favorite Quotes:"And what if he gets killed trying to avenge his stinker of a relative? What w [...]

    8. Gerald Morris has a talent for giving legendary characters personalities and making them feel like real people. It's so joyous to read a book where everything is not as it seems. There are enough hidden identities in this book for three stories, but they totally work. I remember the excitement of finding out these secrets the first time I read it.What I find so refreshing about Morris is his female characters. Lynet is indeed a savage damsel. She has her own opinions and does not fear men. Eilee [...]

    9. This book is hilarious and my favorite of Gerald Morris' stories. I don't want to give away the ending but this book had me laughing so much I teared up. I loved the heroine because she wasn't perfect and she grew up throughout the story. Her sister was perfectly horrible, the knight she finds is without much "real" honor, and the dwarf is pricelessly hilarious and charming. I highly recommend to camelot stories fans or anyone who likes a fast paced funny fantasy read.

    10. This is definitely my favorite so far in the Squire's Tales series, all of which I have enjoyed. It has a great deal of humor, but this one has more romance and apparently that just made the book for me! Lynet and Roger are endearing main characters, and the resolution of their story is very satisfying. Morris writes smooth, witty and entertaining dialogue that keeps me turning pages while also fearing the book will end too quickly.

    11. Update (9/1/2012):This is just as enjoyable as I remember it being! It is my favorite in the series, so far. I love Morris' re-tellings and what he adds in to make sense of it all. I have been trying to remember the name of this book for ages; I read this book a few years ago and LOVED it. I remember thinking that I wished there were more like it--I had no idea it was a part of a series! Now I will have to find and read the first two books.

    12. Gerald Morris is a remarkable author. These will be some of the first books that I read to my children, and they are books that I intend to read over and over again for my own enjoyment. I've loved Terrence's presence in the first two books of this series, but this third book has plenty of momentum without him. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone.

    13. This book was hilarious! The beginning was a little annoying because of Medieval gender conformities but other than that it was a great tale about Ladies, Knights, and Magic and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a light and lovely read.

    14. A brutal knight has Lynet and her sister Lyonese's castle, the Castle Perle, under siege. When no one has been able to defeat him, Lynet decides to travel to Camelot seeking the help of a knight of the round table. At the beginning of her journey, she happens upon a dwarf whom she un-swords, and yet he still helps her.He teaches her how to find her way as they travel. Meeting others along the way, Lynet is encouraged to compete her quest. At Camelot, Sir Kai assigns a kitchen boy as her knight. [...]

    15. Lynet fell flat as a protagonist for me, which made this book's other flaws stand out so much more.Most important to me, it felt at times like this book was trying to make some sort of message about not judging based on appearances, as well as offering some commentary on how people who look different are viewed and treated. I don't know if the book actually was trying or not, just that it felt that way.In either case, it probably had the worst possible ending from that perspective. (view spoiler [...]

    16. These books are absolutely charming! Sometimes, I just need something light and fun to read, and this series always fits the bill perfectly.As is usually the case in such tales, this one features a damsel in distress. Fortunately, her younger sister is much less content to wait for a knight to just happen by and save them, and takes matters in to her own hands. Lynet isn't a completely atypical example of women in Arthurian stories, as she can be just as swayed by an attractive knight as the nex [...]

    17. The only thing that makes me wince is that Lynet is 16 years old when I was 12, I thought she was super mature and amazing, but now that I'm an adult who supervises teenagers lol 16 year olds are a bunch of dingdongs.Also, not really a fan of the "I didn't realize I was in love with you, but now that I know I'm in love, I am absolutely devoted entirely to you" trope, but since the protagonist is 16 and therefore a dingdong I'll let it slide.

    18. I picked this book up at my school library when I was a freshman in High school. I didn't know till years later that it was one of many books in a set. Regardless, this book works well as a stand alone, and is another book from my teenhood that has survived the test of time and remains one of my owned and loved books.Adventure and humor is hand in hand in this tail of Camelot knights. Funny and captivating, I have loved this book and its new meaning of the word " Dim" ( read the book youll get t [...]

    19. This series is very entertaining. I haven't read a series with this many books in ages, or with more or less unconnected stories, but these are quite interesting and new adventures in Arthurian times. This is the first book in the series that does not take place in Terrence's POV, or to have a focus upon The Squire and His Knight. However Lynette was quite and interesting and welcome character, to provide a completely different spin on the events and goings on at this time.Although Lynette is no [...]

    20. I feel kinda bad giving this such a low rating because it was a fun read. Can we say it's somewhere between 2 and 3 stars? It was enjoyable and it made me laugh out loud and I love irreverent takes on old tales. I don't know Arthur well at all, so I'm sure a lot of the wittiness went over my head, but "it's not very knightly to go fighting a fish, now, is it? I can tell you that Sir Lancelot never had a single combat with a trout"? So good! I love how lovingly he makes fun of tropes like the dam [...]

    21. For those of you hoping Book 3 of The Squire’s Tales would contain more about the adventures of Terence and Sir Gawain, you’ll be sadly disappointed. Both Terence and Gawain do appear at various points throughout the novel, but the main focus is on Lady Lynet. This was disappointing for me at first, but then Lady Lynet became such a strong character I had no choice but to connect with her.Although I know the basic story of Beaumains I really did not see the twist coming at the end. Wow. And [...]

    22. Just as delightful as the first two, if not more so! Now I see why my older two kids keep asking to read the next in the series and don't get tired of it. And, I have to say, my estimation of their ability to appreciate humor and good writing has increased because of it. The writing is still witty, the humor is just the kind I enjoy, and the author is still playing around with the genre conventions of Arthurian myth. There are ladies who don't act like ladies, knights who don't act like knights [...]

    23. This book showed me why Lydia fell in love with these books as a little girl, and I had so much fun exploring ideas and concepts that formed the impressionable young mind of the woman I love. The reality of the dirty real and gruff dwarf being the real love of the woman distracted by the vain Adonis types she feels she should like is awesome. It's perfect timing for me as I show the reality of my own brokenness and work at fighting my demons.This book is perfect for every aspiring feminist. With [...]

    24. The third installment in the Squire's Tales series, and a delightful read. Lady Lynet has a problem--the Red Knight has set up outside her family's keep, intent on marrying her beautiful older sister, killing any knight who challenges him for her sake. Clearly, they need a better breed of knight, and one from King Arthur's court would seem to be the answer. But small problem number two: their father, Duke Idres of Cornwall, lost his life fighting *against* Arthur. Followed by problem number thre [...]

    25. These books definitely come with a Light Reads disclaimer. There is very little showing, most of the characters are simple rather than complex, and especially in this case, plot twists don't tend to be earth-shattering.Still, the stories are fun. Gawain and Terence have passed fully into more one-note NPCs, if you will, leaving room for other characters to quest and bicker. The bickering is my favourite part. How many fantasy novels feature one (adult) brother accusing his (also adult) brother o [...]

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