First off, KM Shea is amazing. Her books are clean, fun, and exciting. If you have not read any of her books yet, please do! She’s a super talented writer.
Now, on to the review…
I loooooved the concept of a female King Arthur. Way to be original, Shea. The time travel element was compelling too and made for some interesting flourishes.
I wish I could leave the review at that, but I want to be honest. So here goes. Britt was a fun character; however, there was little development and her reactions weren’t in depth. It felt like I was just skimming the surface of who she was. Merlin… In this rendition, he’s supposed to young and handsome, but I had a really hard time getting passed an old man wearing Gandalf robes. This could have been a clever twist, yet again, there wasn’t enough development.
While the plot had great potential, it was rushed. I felt like someone had pressed fast forward and I was only getting vague images of the real story. The writing was pretty good, although a little grey compared to Shea’s other works. Lastly, there were a few things that were unbelievable. Like the fact that Britt is mistaken for a boy, plus her exceptional martial skills…
Altogether, I was disappointed by this story, but since I got books 1-3 for free, I might read the next two. And who knows, maybe I’ll like them better.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? Please comment below! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂