Title: The Falcon Shield (Knights of the Right)
Author: M’Lin Rowley
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: September 30, 2009
Size: 73 pages, 5×7, softcover
Genre: Chapter Book (K-3)
This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award.
Ten-year-old Ben and twelve-year-old Joseph discover strange things happening in the woods behind their house. A large man in full black armor and holding a crossbow appears out of nowhere. When an arrow strikes a tree right above their heads, Ben and Joseph are forced to run deep into the woods, only to discover an old castle and none other than King Arthur, who offers them refuge.
In fact, King Arthur has come forward in time in order to find new Knights for his Round Table Knights who will fight against evil and choose the right. However, defeating medieval black knights, ogres, and dragons won t be what gets the boys knighted. Instead, the real test comes by the choices the boys must make when faced with peer pressure.
Finding the courage to do the right thing earns the boys a piece of magical armor (one piece of armor per book) and ultimately makes them Knights of Right!