This is the third book in the series. It is a humorous, mostly reverent retelling of one small part of the King Arthur legends. The portrayal of male chivalry and female coyness is presented with just a hint of post modern self consciousness. In fact, I found myself cheering that the main character grapples with her less than perfect appearance, which is a common theme for young women today. Her will and determination at the beginning of the book, which has a defensive tone softens and strengthens through the course of the story until she comes into her power at the end. Morris's portrayal rings true and sincere. If I had a daughter, I would jump at the chance to read this to her.