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Claiming Excalibur

(Legendary Saga #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Aliana Fagan has done what many thought impossible: she’s awakened King Arthur from his fifteen-hundred-year sleep, reunited the Knights of the Round Table, and even beaten Mordrid and Morgana LeFay in battle.

But the Destined One’s quest has only begun.

Before the knights can "unearth and reclaim their lost relics" they must survive the trip to Charleston, South Carolina an
Mass Market Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 16th 2014 by Omnific Publishing
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Chelsies Reading Escape
I wasnt going to start reading this right after I finished the first book in the series but I just needed more. Since this is a sequel Ill keep the summary brief. This story is a camelot retelling with a female protagonist twist. The Destined One is prophecized to wake King Arthur from a spell he was put under when he was fatally injured. After reuniting the knights of the round table the Destined One must help them find the lost relics and defeat Mordrid.

I thought it was stupid for the main cha
L.H. Nicole
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's my second baby, of course I'm going to rate it high! LOL
Leigh Broxton
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Alaina continues her adventures with King Arthur the knights of Camelot. Her love for Galahad will be tested. Her feelings for the king will get even more confusing. Her magic will get stronger, and her enemies will fight harder. What quests will Alaina have after the claiming of Excalibur?

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Wow! This book picks up right where the first one left off. The adventures start right away and there is always something exciting going on. There are a few secondary char
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to start out by saying that in exchange for an honest review I was give a copy of this book.

Now that I think about it I'm not sure it was a good idea to go to bed before writing a review for this because I feel that whatever I'm gonna be writing now won't be as profound as what I was thinking at 3 o'clock in the morning. I'll give it a go though...

What struck me about this book is how we started off running, we picked up right where the first book ended and there aren't too many boo
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is book two in the Legendary Saga Series
Yes you do need to read book one in order to read this book
I gave this book 5 stars.

Thank you LH for the chance to review your book
This book was reviewed by Carissa a Book Worms Reviewer.

This book takes off right were book one left off.. and if you can have more adventure and more trials then this would be it.. This book is filled with things that Aliana will have to do in order to get through what she is going through. Her love, her feelings and t
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

This is a book you will not be able to put down to save your life. I know I couldn't and I'm usually not a fantasy reader but find myself loving this series It feels like I'm in my own little fairy tale. It just has that feeling to me and I love that.

I loved being with Aliens and her "boys" once again. All the action, adventure, and a love triangle make a fantastic read. We once again visit different fantasy worlds that mix with the modern wor
Darcey Pickett
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Claiming Excalibur is the second in the Legendary Saga. I appreciate how LH Nicole has executed this novel, the perfect balance between fantasy and present day. I found myself reading this every chance I could because the story just flowed from the pages.

This is the second opportunity of reading this author and I highly recommend grabbing the first book in the saga as well. Even though this book was YA, I had no trouble driving into the world of Aliana. I love how this book is set in the south,
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book took me a long time to get too, not because I didn't want to read it, on the contrary really. I was giving a copy of this book a long time ago, but between my children, school, work, etc I just couldn't get to it until now. For that, I am truly sorry!

I was really excited about this book. I read the first in this trilogy by L.H. Nicole and was absolutely blown away. You really don't see too many books about Arthurian legend..not that I've seen anyways. So, not only was I thrilled and ho
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story telling. This was such an entertaining series. I loved the first book and loved this one even more! I found it to be a unique retelling of a classic tale with modern twist and turns. Everything you could want can be found here . Action, love, adventure and even a love triangle . Well written and suitable for a wide age range.
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
Aliana Fagan has freed the King Arthur and assembled the knights of the Round Table. Now it is time to find Excalibur so that Arthur can reclaim Camelot to defeat Mordrid and Morgana. To do this, she leaves London to be reunited with her best friends who are magically connected to saving Camelot. It's hard enough being the Destined One but it doesn't exclude the complications of the protectiveness of the one she loves, the feelings she has for another man and having a hard time of putting the pa ...more
Nicki Elson
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This series gets better and better. It's such a great mix of modern day and brilliantly imagined fantasy worlds. LH Nicole also strikes the perfect balance of adventure, action & romance - and they're all integral to the plot. The pacing of the story is well done. Each chapter builds on the next and keeps those pages turning. Just when you think it can't possibly get any more exciting - it totally does!

I highly recommend this story for readers of YA, fantasy, Arthurian legend, and romance.
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really Good sequel to "legendary"

The second book in the Legendary series brings more thrills and more daring deeds as the knights search for Excalibur, battle a dragon and fight to protect Aliana from Mordrid and Morgana. I am really enjoying this fantasy series about King Arthur, Merlin and Camelot.
Michelle Pickett
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Michelle K. Pickett's blog: These Words Tell a Story...

I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings. One of my favorites right now is Throne of Glass (which is loosely based on Cinderella for those who don’t know, which is probably no one. Apparently I’m the only person who has been living under a rock the past few years, but moving on.) So when I was given the opportunity to read L.H. Nicole’s Legendary Saga I didn’t hesitate. I’ve never read a retelling of King A
Maria Corrado
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a great follow up to the first book. Sometimes the second book can't live up to the first but this story is better. Fun unique twists of old world and modern day. Characters have depth and keep your attention.I love how the author adds to the story by giving you glimpses into other characters through their personal thoughts. This story has adventure and romance. I enjoyed every minute.
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
As Aliana and the knights recover from their battle with Mordrid and Morgana, Aliana has another dream. She sees a book her father owned that could point to the location of Excalibur. So Aliana, Dragg, Lacy and the eight knights fly to North Carolina to the home Aliana grew up in to find her father’s book and continue the Destined One’s quest. Aliana fills her other best friend, Dawn, in on the truth about the group of men and Dawn joins the quest to defeat Mordrid and Morgana. Locating the book ...more
Kori Toth-gray
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first book really needs to be read prior to the second book in LH Nicole's fantasy of modern day girl "the Destined One" clashes with the Knights of the Round Table legend. This story starts off where the first ended and keeps getting better. The characters have developed and a new girl has joined the "team." There are several romantic relationships developing that add another layer of turmoil to the quest of finding King Arthur's sword Excalibur. Again there are vague riddles for the group ...more
Leandra Bright
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I recieved a free copy of this book for a honest review. Wow is all i can say? I loved this story. At first I didn't think I would like this type of story, but this series changed my mind. This book was very different from any that I've read and I loved the concept of King Arthur and the knights. My favorite characters were Aliana and Dagg. Aliana at the beginning is grieving over her parents death and is somewhat weak. When she finds out shes the Destined One her whole world changes. Aliana thr ...more
Ashley Briscoe
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book Is even better than the first.
Within this one on the search for Excalibur! To start they Leave London and head back to Aliana's Home in South Carolina. Here they find their final member of the knights! have a few encounters with the bad guys! Some Romances start, they find a map, some of Aliana's mothers Jewelry, and the Key book with the poem in Aliana's dream.
I absolutely love Dagg, I wish I could have a friend dragon like him.
I love the little insight from the other characters at
Spunky N Sassy
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
~~~~~~~~~~Dee's 5 Star Review~~~~~~~~~~~

If you like stories about magical beings, powerful wizards and witches, about legends coming to life, about secret messages, hidden codes, magic spells, tossing of magical energy blasts, seeking of missing powerful artifacts; if invisible realms, quests for hidden treasure that will aid in the monumental struggle of good versus evil......then you will LOVE this book!! It has all the elements of mystery, suspense, action, amazing adventures and awesome powe
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 1 month


This book disappointed me because everything I was really set against happening, did happen. I really didn't want Aliana to kiss Arthur or have anything to do with the Queen. I was hoping for some happier things.

My favorite character was Galahad because he is so loyal and brave. Throughout everything he stays strong and
Bobbie Stanley
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Most of the time, I feel like the second book in a story has trouble keeping up with the first and just sort of exists to bridge the gap between the first and third books. This one did not have that issue. I enjoyed the adventure in this one, though, and it kept my interest. I still found this book to be slow reading, though I'm not entirely sure I can put my finger on why. That could be more related to me than to the book as a whole. The Arthur legends are some of my favorites, though, and this ...more
Melissa Smith
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
The quest continues in Claiming Excalibur and the series takes a sharp downturn. Aliana is still unlikable and hasn’t grown a bit since the first book. We are also introduced to two new characters, her best friends Lacy and Dawn. The most annoying book characters EVER.

Read my review of the entire series here -
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This book is even better than the first! If you haven't read book 1, Legendary, I strongly urge you to go and read it first. So much is going on, plot twists, secrets, characters acting shady, battles, adventures, did i mention plot twists?? I love this series and will be diving straight into book 3!
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book. I received a copy of this book for an honest review. It was a cute book, I enjoyed the love triangles and the story. It was different and interesting. If you love great friendships this book is for you. It melts your hearts how wonderful everyone is with eachother even after all the craziness.
A Book Addict's YA Palace
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book, perfectly built on the series! Must have book 3 ASAP!
To see full review go to my blog
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really really good book!! You gotta read it! And I'm not saying that because my cousin is the author
Danae Stewart
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Didn't want to put it down, can't wait for the next book.

Just reread this, still love this book. Can see myself reading it again.
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L.H. Nicole is the author of the Legendary Saga series, a seasoned Pastry Chef at the happiest place on earth and a life long fairytale (Disney and Grimm) lover. She believes in love at first sight, fun, strong and clever females and the heroes that fight beside them, and anything that can capture her ADD-way-to-overactive-imagination. Joan Lowery Nixon and L.J. Smith were the first authors she be ...more

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