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Sword of Darkness (Lords of Avalon Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

The writing is lovely and whimsical. The plot is distinctive and

The writing is lovely and whimsical. The plot is distinctive and interesting. The biggest problem is the characters. I think that the heroine was too good and too bland. The hero didn’t develop enough to change sides from evil to good. The secondary characters were flat...
The writing is lovely and whimsical. The plot is distinctive and interesting. The biggest problem is the characters. I think that the heroine was too good and too bland. The hero didn’t develop enough to change sides from evil to good. The secondary characters were flat, too. I did find the switching of speech patterns from modern day slang to medieval speech distracting. I understand the point with the time travel, but it interrupted the dialogue flow. Ok, ok, I did really like the reference to Comic Con. Camelot has fallen. Arthur isn’t king. Evil has won and ruled for three hundred years. Now, there’s a potential game changer. A peasant woman is foretold to be the future mother of a powerful penmerlin. Whichever side holds the future penmerlin, wins all the power. The winner has the power over Camelot, Avalon, and the mortal world, past and present. The problem is that the evil king of Camelot has possession of the peasant woman. The king, who only wants to kill, isn’t so willing to kill this woman. I enjoyed this book. It's a twist on Arthur, Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. The idea behind this is creative and most enjoyable. Seren is lever headed likable. I liked Kerrigan too, I think he grew the most out of the couple. Seren and Kerrigan have a true connection and it comes across to the reader wonderfully. The pace is fast and kept my attention. The plot is complex and interesting. I look forward to the next in the series. I highly recommend anything from Kinely MacGregor (Sherrilyn Kenyon).   

posted by XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX on September 2, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Early work, Needs Work

I'm sorry; this one just didn't do it for me. I'm a fan of Arthurian legend, but this one just felt a little contrived. I absolutely hated that they'd almost all traveled to the future, and thus felt comfortable with 21st century colloquialisms. I couldn't get my hea...
I'm sorry; this one just didn't do it for me. I'm a fan of Arthurian legend, but this one just felt a little contrived. I absolutely hated that they'd almost all traveled to the future, and thus felt comfortable with 21st century colloquialisms. I couldn't get my head around Merlin being a group of people instead of just one person.

What kept me reading was the main character, Kerrigan. So often the bad guy goes all good, I liked that this one ended a little differently. If you're going to read it, I don't want to ruin the ending, but I don't think I'm going to bother with the next one. There's just better stuff out there.

posted by Xedra77 on April 26, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    Terrible Book

    Hated it, too hard to follow story line

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2006

    Not Impressed

    I didn't care for this book at all. I really didn't like being led to believe it was a historical romance when it had sooo much fantasy in the story. Also, in her past books there has been some dialogue that didn't fit the time area, but I was able to deal with it. This book, however, seemed to be unable to decide been time eras in both dialogue and actions.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 26, 2011

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    Posted February 8, 2011

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