Song of the Sword: Book 1 of the Shards of Excaliburby Edward Willett
Ariane's life is already a mess before she hears the singing. Two years ago, her mother disappeared. She bounced around different foster homes until her aunt finally took her in. Now she's become the prime target of the meanest clique at school. And to top it all off, she is having frightening premonitions, and they are becoming more intense. The moment water touches her skin, she starts hallucinating—about a lake, a lady, and a sword. When a staircase opens up in the middle of Wascana Lake, and the water begins singing to her, she has no choice but to answer the call.
Ariane learns she is a descendant of the Lady of the Lake, and soon the stories that she thought were legend become a real life nightmare. She and her unexpected companion, Wally Knight, are charged with finding the scattered shards of Excalibur before Merlin can get his hands on them. The infamous magician, known in this world as software tycoon, Rex Major, is trying to recover the pieces of Arthur's sword so he can reforge it and restore his limitless power.
Can this troubled teen and her brainy sidekick stop the ruthless sorcerer?
Meet the Author
Edward Willett, writing under his own name and also as E.C. Blake, is the award-winning author of over fifty science fiction and fantasy, science and other nonfiction books for both young readers and adults. For more information, visit www.edwardwillet.com.
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I love Arthurian based stories. King Arthur and Guinevere are one of my favorite couples in history - well, until Lancelot comes in; Merlin is freaking amazing; Morgan le Fay is my favorite villainess ever; The Lady of the Lake is my favorite mystery lady. Needless to say, when this was offered, it didn't take me too long to agree to review it. I thought, for the concept that was being used, it was very well done indeed. I'm never going to be a fan of evil Merlin. I love Merlin far too much. But I thought Willett did an excellent job here - it's not that Merlin is evil so much as stuck in at time that's not his own, with an idea that he doesn't consider evil. It just kind of happens to be. I like Ariana - she's got quite a bit of personality and spunk, and I like that. I wish she didn't get a hold of her powers quite so fast, but hey, she was pressed for time. Wally is definitley my favorite character. He's got a bit of King Arthur potential, but he's so very quirky. He fences. I like him. And I sense his sister becoming a bit of a Morgan le Fay character, which should prove to be entertaining. All in all, it was very well executed - nothing compared to some of the other Arthurian novels I've read, but hey, it makes a fun read.