The quest for peace and protection in Britain has passed down from the Merlin and Arthur the Pendragon to the sole survivor, Resmiranda Griffin. Raised in the Christian tradition, she refuses to acknowledge her magical talents or the existence of helpful fairies, until dark forces force her into the complex politics, both mundane and magical, that divides England from their lawful king, John Plantagenet.
Inspired by a demon, her distant cousin Radburn Blakely whispers divisive advice into John’s ear. Only Resmiranda can counter this darkness and lead England to what will create peace between a fearful king and his power-mad barons: The Magna Carta.
I stumbled on this series by sheer accident or rather luck. The first book was so good, I took a chance on another. The characters are well developed and the heroin and antagonist stories are told in parallel. Robin Hood makes an appearance as an Earl, along with a new Pendragon and the reappearance of Excaliber. The narration is very, very good with definitive differences in character inflections. Don't skip the epilogue!
On to Book 3!