Aliana Fagan has done what many thought impossible: she’s awakened King Arthur from his fifteen-hundred-year sleep, reunited the Knights of the Round Table, and even beaten Mordrid and Morgana LeFay in battle.
But the Destined One’s quest has only begun.
Before the knights can "unearth and reclaim their lost relics" they must survive the trip to Charleston, South Carolina and meet the newest member of the Round Table. If King Arthur’s men thought Aliana and Lacy were tenacious, they'll be even more surprised by Dawn, the third member of the fem-trio.
Deadly secrets, unexpected allies, and a traitor lurking in the shadows await Aliana and the new Round Table as they continue their search for Excalibur. Their only clue is a beyond confusing poem from a mysterious book that speaks of a terrifying creature guarding the legendary sword. Trying to build a somewhat normal relationship with Sir Galahad adds a whole new level of complexity to Aliana’s task, especially when several among them suspect the White Knight may not be wholly himself. Her friendship with King Arthur grows closer, and when circumstances become intense, he may finally get the chance with Aliana that he’s been pining for.
Mysteries, legendary quests, and haunting memories will either unite the members of the New Round Table or fracture their bonds. Aliana and her crew only have seven months before the planets align and Mordrid can seize the power he needs to conquer the seven realms. Can the Destined One keep her new family together and lead Arthur to his destiny of saving the realms? Or will a centuries-old plot for revenge finally spell the king’s end?
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I started reading this book at 10 AM this morning and just finished it at 6 PM(with a few breaks in between). I cannot even express how much of an IMPROVEMENT this book is compares to its previous companion, Legendary. Truly, its to the point where it saved this series for me. 1) The language and vocabulary used in this book is SO MUCH BETTER than the first, it's unbelievable. The reading level went from a steady teeny-bopper twelve year old to a late teenage level, which I can deal with easily as I'm not much older than that. There were minimal immature lines (ex. "Son of a biscuit; reading these types of expressions is WAY too juvenile compared to the rest of the writing). Also, there were far fewer grammatical errors in this book. Plus, no where was Aliana referred to as "Alana". Bravo! 2) The story between Galahad and Aliana was really starting to get old, like, to the point where I wanted to gag. So, I was overly excited to see the new plot twist with them! The events that unfold make for such a better story! 3) This whole book was action packed. It kept my attention the entire time, and I never got bored. That's a lot to say considering in the first book I felt like I was watching paint dry until about the middle. I think its safe to say that LH Nicole has redeemed herself pretty well with this second installment in her series. I can honestly say I cannot wait for the third book! I am so glad that I can now recommend this series to my band of fellow book lovers.
I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars! Wow! This book picks up right where the first one left off. The adventures start right away and there is always something exciting going on. There are a few secondary characters brought in, but we still focus on the many we have already been introduced to. I was pleased how the author balanced details and story lines between so many characters. The secondary characters stories and significances were told, but they didn't take away from the main story and purpose. Sometimes when I read a book with so many characters it's not balanced. So, well done to the author! This book will keep you interested the entire time. I didn't want to put it down. There is never a dull moment. Something is always happening to Alaina or her friends. The ending was awesome as well. It left off in a great spot to get you ready for the next installment of the series! I can't wait!