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The Knight in Rusty Armour by Robert Fisher, a book review by Laura Velasco Izquierdo (Avanzado 2, 2008-09)

Did you know that there are books which seem to be for children but, actually, they are absolutely addressed to adults? Or that almost all the people wear a suit of armour to protect themselves from the others? I certainly didn't, until I read Robert Fisher's story about a knight who must face a life-changing challenge because he needs to look for a way to free himself from his armour.

The story provides a revealing insight into human beings because when you read it – or at least that was my case – you really identify with the main character. One particular strength of the book is that it is a mixture of fiction (for instance, the creatures that accompany the knight in his hard journey) and real life. Furthermore, the story is narrated with Fisher's subtle sense of humour, which – if you manage to notice it – will have you laughing out loud from the beginning of the book. And if you are not a great knights' adventures fan, don't be put off by the title because it is much more than a book about knights: it is an experience which expands our minds and touches our hearts.

The Knight in Rusty Armour is an excellent read. It is both entertaining and educational and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in self-discovery and improving intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.