This is Book 2 of the Lost Queen trilogy. It’s just as exciting and
invigorating as the first. I highly recommend reading Book 1, The Lost Queen, before starting this one. Relationships will make a lot more sense when the books are read sequentially.
In this book, we see what happens to the characters we came to care about in The Lost Queen. This time, the story is told by 3 different character in alternating chapters. My favorite storyline follows Angharad, daughter of Langoureth, as she trains in the Wisdom Paths of the different places she travels to. And of course I enjoyed seeing Artur (future King Arthur) whenever he showed up. His storyline does not match up precisely with the old legends I’m familiar with, but that’s ok because much of that story is based on legend anyway. New theories about Arthur continue
to pop up even now, so I’m glad this author included them. Just goes to show that people are still thinking about the King Arthur legends and care enough about them to challenge them.
I recommend this book highly to those who like historical fiction and/or historical fantasy, sword and sorcery, stories about magic and Wisdom training, and King Arthur stories. This book is a clean read, like The Lost Queen. No sex or swearing, no gratuitous violence. Even the battle scenes manage to convey the sense of war without grisly details. Highly recommended for a good read.