Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Shelf: Sword (Le Fay #2) by Realm Lovejoy

Evil lurks. Camelot sits, vulnerable. The fate of a future king hangs in the balance.

After surviving a string of brutal trials, sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is an official member of Camelot. But beneath its shining fa├žade, Camelot is a crumbling government where loyalties are divided.

Nobody believes Morgan’s suspicions that enemies are closing in. Prince Arthur, a boy more interested in playing video games than ruling, will not listen to her, and neither will Lancelot, Camelot’s head of security. Even Morgan's friend Merlin refuses to take action.

When Morgan discovers that someone is plotting to assassinate the future king, she must take her destiny—and his—into her own hands. With the sword Excalibur beckoning in the distance, Morgan embarks on a seemingly impossible mission. And before her journey ends, everyone will know what she is truly capable of . . .


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Review:

Sword is the second book in the Le Fay series by Realm Lovejoy and is even better than its predecessor, giving the first novel a run for its money in the high stakes department and taking readers on an exciting adventure from beginning to end!

Morgan le Fay managed to survive the brutal tests that saw her become an official member of Camelot. She may not have been chosen as the Maven with the job going to Merlin, but Morgan is still in service to the royal family, even if she believes there are suspicious things going on in Camelot. When new evidence comes to light and knowing no one who shares her suspicions is willing to help, Morgan takes drastic actions to protect Prince Arthur---going so far as to kidnap the young royal.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series Henge when I read it last year and was excited to have the chance to continue on with Morgan’s journey. Realm Lovejoy continues to detail Morgan’s story in spectacular fashion, and ensures readers will be sucked in from the very beginning of Sword. Fast paced, exciting and sensationally detailed, Lovejoy twists and weaves things together expertly and kept me hooked from the opening chapter.

There’s some fantastic storyline developments in this instalment, as well as a lot of danger for Morgan to face. As with the previous book, motives where other characters are concerned are always unclear, and just who can be trusted is always something to think about. Personally I love the kind of mystery and magic that is found in this series and can’t commend Lovejoy enough for how she’s writing the series so far!

Morgan is headstrong, vocal and not afraid to do what she feels is right. This means she often takes big chances and big risks, but you have to love a heroine who knows her own heart and follows it. Morgan has a secure definition of right and wrong, but isn’t afraid to break rules. Basically I think Morgan is really kick-ass and am loving following her so farshes my kind of gal!

There’s a lot of change within this novel with Morgan’s relationships with the other characters, especially with some unexpected news coming to light. Personally I’m interested to see what happens between Morgan and Merlin in the future, but considering what happens between her and Lancelot, Realm Lovejoy obviously isn’t afraid to mix things up. Morgan’s father Gorlis and Guinevere are strong supporters as ever, and Prince Arthur starts to show real substance in this novel.

With the ending shocking for a number of reasons, Realm Lovejoy concludes Sword at an interesting moment. I for one can’t wait to see what happens to Morgan next and I’ll be keeping my eye out for the next book as soon as it’s released!


Rating:

Source: Sent for review by YA Bound Book Tours and the author (Thanks ladies!)
Format: Kindle ebook
Buy it: Amazon
My Recommendation: This book is brilliant if you love Arthurian legend and fantasy!
Cover: Perfect with the first book.
Will I read sequel/continue with series: Yes. I'm ready for more!

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