by: Jennifer Ivy Walker
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Camelot and knights and ladies. Before Game of Thrones, I escaped into the world of Arthur’s court with Merlin in the TV show.
It’s been ages since I’ve read fantasy, usually choosing mysteries instead, but this was an enchanting story. Beautifully written with a well-developed fantasy world, the story follows Issylte and Tristan as they flee from the Black Widow Queen. As soon as Lancelot made his appearance, I found myself smiling, looking forward to a journey to medieval times (remember the TV series Merlin? I loved that show and I pictured this story in that setting). The story didn’t disappoint. I read this out of order and found that though it took a bit for me to get the characters straight in my head, the book read well as a standalone. Frankly, though, I’d recommend starting with the first one.