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Finding Merlin by Kate Cowie

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Parzival’s search for the Grail.9

imagearzival is introduced to us as a naïve youth, living an idyllic but sheltered life in the forest. He is cosseted by his mother, who has lost her husband through his pursuit of knightly glory and who, therefore, tries to isolate him from the world of courtly life and knighthood. But, one day, as he is hunting in the forest, he encounters three fine knights of King Arthur’s Company. He is immediately captivated by them and determines to become one of them. His distraught mother dresses him in fool’s clothes in the hope that mockery will drive him home, but, at the same time, offers him good advice on how to conduct ...

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