Men of Iron
by Howard Pyle
From the remarkable author Howard Pyle, comes the one-hundred-year-old classic coming-of-ages story, Men of Iron. Set in the 13th-century era of knights and chivalry, this swashbuckling tale of adventure is filled with messages of honor, courage, and friendship.
Myles Falworth is only a boy when his family is forced into hiding in a small town, away from the castle-for his father, a blind nobleman, has powerful enemies. At sixteen, Myles is surprised with the news that he will suddenly re-enter the world of knights and castles when he is sent to the household of the Earl of Mackworth to serve as a squire. Cocky and stubborn at first, Myles learns some crucial lessons that lead him to value restraint and integrity, turning him into a pure-hearted, virtuous knight who seeks to restore his family’s honor.
This book is integrated with the High School 2 Language Arts course.