on November 11th 2014
Genres: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fairytale Retelling, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
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Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.
Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.
Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.
But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.
“Camelot meets Hogwarts meets Panem in this intriguing, well-written beginning to a planned YA series.”–Kirkus Reviews
I was so happy to be a part of this tour and even more excited to have been able to read this book because WOW, It was FANTASTIC! I really loved this book. It was one of those books that just kept going and going and before you knew it, it was done…and with a MAJOR CLIFFHANGER. I am a rare person who really doesn’t mind a cliff hanger and this had a great cliff hanger that I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!
The story is a modern day twist of the Arthurian Legend, I loved this retelling, it was just such a fun and fresh telling of an already amazing legend. Morgan LaFey is fantastic, I just adore her and she really broke my heart, everyone was against her and someone was trying to kill her. After a while I was starting to have trust issues with the characters in the book, you can tell something big was going on every page got you closer and made me more excited about who was trying to kill her and what this big plan was. Morgan was trying to become the Maven of Little soon to be King Arthur so she tries out to be one of Arthurs Rounds and is chosen, She meets her biggest competition Merlin, a friend Guinevere and an arrogant Lancelot. All these characters were AMAZING and I just loved them.
The story and the world build was so detailed and I loved every minute of it, with so much going on this book was really hard to put down, I know I have said that before but really it was hard to put down. The END, Oh My God, the END just made me LOVE Morgan even more. I can’t wait for the next one. Could this be a new favorite series for me? Maybe 🙂
I was about a 4 right at the beginning but half way I knew this would be hands down a solid 5 for me. Realm Lovejoy is now one of my top authors, she is a phenomenal story teller!
- 1 signed copy of Henge + swag (US only)
- 1 Amazon Giftcard ($20) (INTL)
- 2 paperbacks of Henge (US only)
- 4 ebook copies of of Henge (INTL)
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