Knight's Fee

Knight s Fee When Randall drops a fig on the new Lord s horse his life changes forever

  • Title: Knight's Fee
  • Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Sutcliff Rosemary
  • ISBN: 9781590786406
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Randall drops a fig on the new Lord s horse, his life changes forever.

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    1. Rebecca Douglass

      Here I am again, reviewing a book written before I was born. This book was another of my finds via 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. [NB: I continue to assume that I am not yet grown up, let alone old, despite evidence suggesting otherwise]. I find that I have read many of the more recent books suggested there, at least ones of the sort that interest me, because I have been working at the library for over ten years, and tend to read books as they come in to the library. Man [...]

    2. Dorothea

      Decent, but not as gripping as other Sutcliff stories I've read. It's the story of how Randal, the orphan of a Breton knight and a Saxon woman, is rescued from his life as a dog-boy at age 10 and eventually becomes a knight himself, and of his close friendship with a Norman boy, Bevis.It's also a story of how the Norman ruling class and Saxons came to have a common English identity. The climactic scene is the battle of Tenchebrai against the still-French Normans, which the English won by using s [...]

    3. Lady Knight

      I LOVE Rosemary Sutcliff's writing. This book was amazing! It is definately going on my list of favorite works by her. My absolute favorite is still "The Mark of the Horse Lord" but this is close second. A very close secondRandal is an orphan and a dog boy. For as long as he can remember he has been kicked around and tossed from one place to another. In twist of fate, his life suddenly gains some solidity after he accidentally drops a half eaten fig off a rampart and onto a horse carrying a very [...]

    4. Amy Isham

      I love Rosemary Sutcliffe's writing, and I love knights. I especially love this tale set in Norman England, with it's complexities of class, power and war. What I loved most about this story was that it is a tale of friendship between two boys and their coming of age in 11th century Briton, as well as the coming of age of England itself. Sutcliffe's novels can be read by early reading young people, teenagers or adults with ease as they contain great details and dialogue, only suggest violence an [...]

    5. Deb

      One can really see why so many current novelists cite Sutcliffe as an inspiration. The healing woman, the child destined for glory, the single evil villian who constantly reappears - it's all here.

    6. Richard

      Out of sight of the patrolling sentinels, Randal sits on the gatehouse roof. The orphan is more at home with the hounds he tends, but he yearns to see the new Lord arrive at Arundel Castle. As he leans over the battlements to watch the procession, a fig slips from Randal's hand and lands right on the nose of Hugh Goch's horse. The accident is small, but it will change Randal's entire life. Another underrated Rosemary Sutcliff historical novel. She is so good; especially if you enjoy novels set i [...]

    7. Brenden

      Knight’s Fee was an effective period-based novel because not only does it include actual events and historical facts from the period, it can also double as a medieval-esque torture device. This novel had a few saving graces. One of which is Sutcliff’s meticulous attention to detail as it relates to life during the Norman period. Following Randal’s progression from hound-boy to knight, while not enthralling, was at least instructional. Loyalty was valued and an important part of working rel [...]

    8. SmokingMirror

      Rosemary Sutcliff is to be commended for her vivid natural descriptions, which not only create an atmosphere and setting, but tie together the history of a specific place over the ages, an important theme throughout her books. The characters are sympathetic, and their behavior is appropriate to the roles they play in the plot. The plot itself is a little predictable, but due the skill of Ms. Sutcliff, still quite moving. The main character Randal's life goes from harsh and sometimes cruel to kin [...]

    9. Lyn Elliott

      I recently found myself in the young adult section of a university library and saw Rosemary Sutcliff on the shelves. I read the Eagle of the Ninth series decades ago and again a few years ago and have always loved them, so I grabbed a couple of her books that I hadn't read and brought them home. Her prose is poetic, descriptions of the countryside and light often lyrical. The action of the story is skillfully plotted, as you would expect from Sutcliff. As Rebecca noted, you don't get much of the [...]

    10. Maddy

      Knight’s Fee, a young adult novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, told the story of a young boy’s tumultuous journey to knighthood. I enjoyed this novel during a few key points, but found most potentially strong elements drowned out in excessive detail and inadequate character development. I found the book difficult to read, largely because the characters seemed so distant amidst the bulk of descriptions and details. With the exception of Randal and Bevis, I struggled to keep track of the other charac [...]

    11. Joyce

      Quite a beautifully written book. A little slow for me in some places, but the characters were well-rounded and "real" enough to me to actually make me cry once. I particularly enjoyed the setting of the story during the reign of King William Rufus ("Red William"), successor to William the Conqueror. This is a reign I have found little addressed in fiction, and often somewhat glossed over quickly in the history books for the more "important" reigns of William the Conqueror and William Rufus's su [...]

    12. Kiersten

      The first element of Knight's Fee I want to commend Sutcliff for is her vivid, atmospheric imagery and lovely, consistent, flowing prose. There's not a lot of magic in the narrative, but it can certainly be found breathing through the writing on every page. Secondly, it's a poignant and exciting story. If you were to read a detached synopsis of Randal's journey, it might sound a little contrived – yet it feels perfectly natural in the novel. Luck manages to coexist perfectly with Hard Things T [...]

    13. Sara Turner

      This book is about a boy who starts out as a young boy who takes care of the dogs at a castle in the times of William the Conqueror who, through the help of those around him, one day becomes a Knight after wars and battles. It's a nice "rags to riches" story, however I really didn't enjoy this book. Sutcliff meticulously researches before writing her book and the historical accuracy of the book is overwhelming to the story. It made it difficult to be intrigued about the story line and the charac [...]

    14. Devon

      Knight’s Fee, in all truth and honesty, is a disaster of a book. From start to finish, the book has numerous inconsistencies and is unbelievably dull. While there are stories similar to Randal’s rise to knighthood, the plot in Knight’s Fee is contrived and awkward. The story tells of Randal, who is described as a dog boy and has no prospects for accomplishing anything in his life other than living with dogs, until he is sent to be a squire for a knight. In a twist of events, he ends up mak [...]

    15. Emily

      Knight's Fee is the story of how a young, poor boy’s life is changed forever by the simple mistake of dropping a piece of fruit. The events that follow, take the boy, Randal, on a journey, where he climbs the social ladder to squire, and eventually, knight. From reading a plot summary of Knight's Fee, you may think this book sounds interesting, and enjoyable to read. Well, you'd be right that it's interesting, but wrong about it being enjoyable. The plot is a good idea, but Sutcliff ruins it b [...]

    16. Carly Flamm

      Knight's Fee by Rosemary SutcliffKnight's Fee is perfect, but only if you need a cure for insomnia or would like to commit reader's suicide. After one unlucky moment involving a dropped apple, a mere dog-boy Randal finds himself being dragged to a cruel whipping. The visiting minstrel spared him, changed his luck and secured a new life for Randal in a new village. In his new home, Randal had to make friends with Bevis, then learn to be a good squire. The reader watches Randal advance from a mere [...]

    17. Elise Hansen

      Although clearly a fictional tale, I found Knight’s Fee to be largely an accurate depiction of English History. I didn’t necessarily find it an enjoyable read, but I also didn’t find it extremely horrible. There were parts throughout the book that I found captivating and highly interesting. Though, there were also times in the book that, in my opinion, were very slow and unimportant. At times, I felt like the book almost lost a distinct storyline. In my opinion, the plot was not quick pace [...]

    18. Shelbi Bluemel

      Knight’s Fee is about a boy, Randal, who begins his life when he is young as a dog boy. He has a pretty rough life where no one really cares about him. Then he gets in trouble and is rescued by a minstrel, who is the first person to show kindness to him. Then for Randal’s own good—though he feels betrayed-- he sends him away with a friend who has a grandson, Bevis who is two years older. After a rough start, the two boys become best friends and train to become squires together. The grandfa [...]

    19. Laura Garding

      This book was a much more difficult read than I feel that a young adult novel should be. The development of the main character was really well done. We see him as a poor little boy who gets kicked around by everyone he is around. It seems like all he has are the dogs that he watches over. We see him transform from this awkward little boy into a knight. He has an inspiring story that could grab a teenager and they could relate to him in many ways. I don’t think I would recommend this book to an [...]

    20. Genevieve

      Rosemary Sutcliff wrote a lot of books, and, sadly, quite a few of them went out of print for periods of years. The upside of this, for me, is that, although she's been one of my favorite authors since I was twelve or so, and passed away before I started reading her, I can still come across books of hers I haven't yet read. So, Knight's Fee is, as always with Sutcliff, fantastic. It's set in the full Middle Ages, in Norman-ruled England--an unusual period for her--but the historical atmosphere a [...]

    21. SA

      It's so funny to read of the Normans after so long in the Romano-British period and then the post-Roman Dark Ages; but Sutcliff did not disappoint, telling the tale as skillfully as her other protagonists. I very much liked the depth of her hero cycle, which followed the now-classic paradigm of rising from nearly nothing in life to the surety and ability of one's self and life. And Sutcliff doesn't shy from the hard things, either, which is no small thing for a YA book to convey. Compare, for ex [...]

    22. Brittani Murray

      Randall, a young dog boy, drops an apple core, spooking a horse and setting in motion the biggest change of his life. The story keeps track of his journey through growing up, becoming a squire and making lasting friendships. Throughout all of "Knight's Fee" Rosemary Sutcliff brings in a lot of history about medieval England and famous people of our history books.I found "Knight's Fee" very hard to get into. There was a lot of detail thrown out at once, too many characters right off the bat to ke [...]

    23. Kaylee

      A Knight's Fee is a story about a young boy, Randal, who grows up in Medieval times. He is an orphan, and therefore begins with scarce but a dog to call friend. However, as the book continues and he goes through his youth, he is "gambled" to the house of Dean where he meets Bevis, his foster-brother. Bevis and Randal become best friends and go on to squire together and eventually reach knighthood. The story includes great experiences and descriptions that make the reader feel like they are actua [...]

    24. Jaynann

      This was a coming of age novel all about a little boy named Randal and his best friend Bevis. Randal was a poor dog boy spending his days in the kennel until he was rescued by a game of chess. He then spends his growing up years with Bevis as squires to a knight. He is faced with hardship all throughout his life and those hardships change him and help him to grow. In the end, he acts so heroically, choosing to save an old friend, that he, the simple dog boy, is awarded knighthood.I did not love [...]

    25. Julie Nelson

      This is a story about a young boy named Randal and how a simple game of chess changes his life forever. This novel is a charming story that is regrettably difficult to read because of the surplus of historical, boring details. Randal and Bevis are acceptably exceptional main characters who are easy to like and fun to follow on their various journeys. I wish I could have gotten to know these characters better, the book seems to focus more on the historical context rather than character developmen [...]

    26. Matilda Rose

      Randal is a dog boy. One day, watching from the top of the battlements of Arundel Castle and eating a fig, he watches the arrival of the new Lord of Arundel. Then, the most fatal moment of his life - he drops the fig. It hits the Lord of Arundel's horse right between the eyes and causes great chaos. Horses and people all trampling and running and screaming. And although at that moment it didn't seem like it at all, this would lead to Randal's friendship with Knight Bevis d'Aguillon, and from tha [...]

    27. Kristen Smith

      Randal, the dog-boy who has been used to being whipped, drops a fig and sets off the horse of the returning knight, putting in motion events that will change his life. He is offered some good chances, but he is used to running away, hiding, and stealing. He has to learn how to face life--which, to him, has whipped and hurt him--and face it with courage. The 'knight's fee' isn't just about a fee paid to the knight for his services. This book explores how much it costs personally to be a man of re [...]

    28. Jamie

      The novel, Knights Fee, by Rosemary Sutcliff is about a boy named Randal who starts out his life as a dog boy. Through a series of fortunate events, Randal moves in with a new friend, Bevis, becomes a squire, and eventually takes the title of a Knight. It was not a book that I particularly enjoyed. The story wasn’t very exciting to me, and it didn’t hold my attention. I didn’t feel connected to the main character, Randal, because I don’t feel like the author went into enough depth about [...]

    29. Spring Pierson

      “Knight’s Fee” seemed to be the type of book that could have been one hundred pages shorter and then perhaps could have roped my attention. I tried hard to connect with the characters and feel for their emotions, but I was not able to do so because the Sutcliff did not allow me time to comprehend one scene before she was on to something entirely different. While I commend her for including large amounts of descriptive evidence to the story, part of the time I found myself skipping over sec [...]

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