Shards of Excalibur

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

Song of the Sword Publisher's Summary

Ariane's life is complicated. Her mother suddenly disappeared two and a half years ago, she's trying to get used to living with her aunt after bouncing around a series of foster homes, and she's taking a lot of grief from the clique of "in" girls at school. To make matters even worse, now she's having strange dreams involving swords and knights and battles, and things seem to get weird whenever she touches water.

The weirdness comes to a head the morning the lake starts singing to her. Next thing she knows, she's underwater, talking to the Lady of the Lake of King Arthur fame (who turns out to be an ancestor), has acquired a nerdy sidekick, Wally, has been bestowed magical powers, and has been sent on a quest to find the five scattered shards of Excalibur before the powerful wizard Merlin, in his unsuspected modern-day guise, can get his hands on them. Can Ariane and Wally figure out how to use her new abilities to meet the challenge...or will they die trying?

Reviews

"Every so often...a writer is skilled enough to utilize the stories of King Arthur and Camelot to significant effect. Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy is definitely on the list. So, too, is Song of the Sword, the impressive new YA novel from Regina writer Edward Willett...a taut, compelling narrative, well-drawn characters, and a keen sense of genuine peril and true wonder. It's a powerful, fun, engaging read, and it's the first of a series, so readers have much to look forward to." - Quill & Quire

"This is a fantasy of epic proportions, with the perfect blend of suspense; well-developed, likable characters; and a touch of sarcastic humor...this is just the beginning of the fantastical journey." - School Library Journal

Read more about this series at shardsofexcalibur.com. Learn more about the author at edwardwillett.com.

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  • Book 1

    • Song of the Sword

    • Shards of Excalibur, Book 1
    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Ariane's life is complicated. Her mother suddenly disappeared two and a half years ago, she's trying to get used to living with her aunt after bouncing around a series of foster homes, and she's taking a lot of grief from the clique of "in" girls at school. To make matters even worse, now she's having strange dreams involving swords and knights and battles, and things seem to get weird whenever she touches water. Next thing she knows, she's been sent on a quest to find the five scattered shards of Excalibur.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic adventure ... and it's only the start!

    • By Carol on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Twist of the Blade

    • The Shards of Excalibur, Book 2
    • By: Edward Willett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having saved the first Shard of the sword Excalibur from Internet mogul Rex Major (aka Merlin), Ariane and Wally are on the lookout for the second. Wally is worried that the power of the first Shard is already changing Ariane, giving her the strength to do good and evil, and when she badly injures his bullying sister, Flish, it seems he’s right. 

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

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    • The Lake in the Clouds: Shards of Excalibur, Book 3

    • By: Edward Willett
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  • Book 4

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    • Cave Beneath the Sea: Shards of Excalibur, Book 4

    • By: Edward Willet
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