Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Courtney M Santo
Arthur’s Heir is a coming-of-age fantasy novella, in a pseudo-Medieval world, that follows teenage Hew as he leaves his home for a new employment opportunity— at the king’s castle in the bustling capital city. The story follows Hew and his friend Saerlaith as he navigates the hurdles thrust upon him in an uncertain world, his important relationships, and his own identity. Readers will be challenged to consider each of our potentials for bravery, heroism, and evil. What do we believe about our forefathers, our heroes, and ourselves? Who do we trust and how far will we go for the ones we love—and who are they? The work uses suspense, intrigue, and humor to describe Hew’s life and relationships in a setting rife with political turmoil, crafted to push back against a contrived view of the European Middle Ages.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest
McGinnis, Holly Elizabeth, "Arthur's Heir" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3120.