The trilogy is an ambitious and brilliantly realised work, which informs and astounds.
"¿the multi-layered conclusion to a most original trilogy¿The style is distinctive; short, kaleidoscopic chapters marked by uncluttered, precise sentences. Legend and historical fact are subtly intertwined to make an exciting medieval adventure relevant to today's conflicts and beliefs."
"If you like a good historical saga then you've probably already read The Seeing Stone and At the Crossing-Places, the first two-thirds of Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur Trilogy. King of the Middle March weighs in at 432 pages and is a fairly chunky read...At times funny, at times magical and at times dark, King of the Middle March more than repays the effort"
"Crossley-Holland is, of course, a poet, and the simplicity, musicality and laconic directness of his writing reflects this."
"¿a dramatic conlusion to what has been a wonderfully inventive perspective on Arthurian legend¿full of contemporary relevance."
"With King of the Middle March, Kevin Crossley-Holland triumphantly concludes his trilogy about the two Arthurs¿Arthur's breathless diary entries have an immediacy and wonder"
"¿conjures up a vivid picture of medieval life combined with the magic of Arthurian legends."
"King of the Middle March makes a fitting elegiac end to a remarkably grown-up sequence."