This is my most favourite book in the entire world! I can't even count the number of times I've read and re-read it, it's that good. To any fans of ElThis is my most favourite book in the entire world! I can't even count the number of times I've read and re-read it, it's that good. To any fans of Elizabeth Chadwick or anything in that genre you will love this.
The story centres around Arthur and his lady love Gwenywvhar. It is based on the legend of King Arthur, but in this story you won't see Merlin or magic of any sort, nor will you see Lancelot either but it makes the story that much more interesting as it takes the time to focus on Gwenywvhar and Arthurs relationship. It starts off with them as children where they make a pledge to eachother, and progresses to when they're older and finally meet up again. But it's not all just romantic lovey dovey stuff although that does play a big part. It also follows Arthurs struggle to gain control of the Kingdom after his father Uthr the Pendragon's death, with the usual wars and all the obstacles along the way including Vortigern, the current Kings, spiteful and devious daughter Winifred. It starts off a bit slow but once you get through the first few chapters you'll be hooked until the finish, guarantee it! ...more
**spoiler alert** One of the first series I ever got through was Tamora Pierce Lioness series and even now, being in my mid twenties, I can still go b**spoiler alert** One of the first series I ever got through was Tamora Pierce Lioness series and even now, being in my mid twenties, I can still go back and re-read enjoying it everytime. The story follows Alanna a noble, who gifted with a special power, is sent to train with other mages at a special school while her twin brother, Thom, is sent to the castle of Tortall to train as a knight. Not wanting to become a mage and her brother having no stomach for fighting, she trades places with him to train as a knight instead all the while masquerading as a boy (and no her brother does not have to masquerade as a girl, they are simply "twin brothers").There she meets other knights in training who, taking pity on the skinny boy and admiring his courage at the same time, befriend her. Among her friends are Prince Johnothan of Tortall and you can probably guess for yourself where the story goes from here. The series covers Alanna's first year right through to her knighting, with all the ups and downs most teenage girls go through including first loves, all the while trying to hide from her friends her true identity. Pierce throws in some obstacles along the way including a rogue called George who is he king of thieves and a trouble maker to boot, but lovable all the same. You really have to read the series to get the full effect, it's absolutely awesome, although if you're hoping for our lady knight to one day become a queen you're be sorely be disappointed, but happy with the outcome in the end all the same. I'd also reccommend the Wild mage and Lady Knight series to anyone else who loves this one. The others I found I couldn't finish, and didn't enjoy as much. ...more
Really good book, loved it! Alexander is a awesome male lead and steals the whole show I loved everything about him, from his giving, caring side righReally good book, loved it! Alexander is a awesome male lead and steals the whole show I loved everything about him, from his giving, caring side right down to his broody, almost somewhat violent demeanor. It's a nice mix. The heroine is this story I have to say annoyed the crap out of me to start with. She comes across as a somewhat selfish head in the clouds girl, and the amount of time of took her to just admit that she wanted him instead of finding some excuse for everything was frustrating, but by the end of the book after finishing the last chapter her whole character had turned into something completely different, and I admired her. I especially liked this book as these days it is hard to find a good romance to read that actually has some sort of real story behind it and being the sort of person who usually skips all the boring bits, I found a didn't miss a single page it was that riveting. Definitely recommend this one to any fan of romance looking for something that requires more than the light hearted fluffiness you usually get these days....more