Men of Iron by Howard Pyle

Men of Iron

By Howard Pyle
Level 11

In this classic book that takes place in 15th-century England, Myles Farworth leaves his wrongly exiled, blind father to train for knighthood and eventually restore his family’s honor. The vocabulary is rich and varied, and the writing is filled with wonderfully complex and varied sentence structures, descriptive language, and beautiful uses of literary devices. Readers learn much about castle life in Medieval times as well as some history of the time period. Myles has an indomitable spirit and grows into a man of honor, humility, and integrity, and who refers to his trust and reliance on God. This is not an easy book, and although it is filled with adventure, kids used to a diet of easy entertainment will most likely really struggle with this book. However, it is a book of the highest literary, moral, and educational merit. The recording is not fantastic but may be acceptable.

This book is integrated with The Good and the Beautiful High School 2 Language Arts Course. This book is available for purchase as a PDF set at

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Europe, England
Period 15th century, 1400s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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