Title: The Midsummer Wife
Series: The Heirs to Camelot #1
Author’s Name: J. C. Simonds
Publisher: Strange Fictions Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 264 Pages
Author or Book Website: http://www.jcsimonds.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: The Midsummer Wife
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Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
The reincarnated souls of King Arthur, Merlin, and an anxiety-ridden priestess return to save Britain after a devastating nuclear attack, only to find an old foe: Morgaine.
After a nuclear attack on London that heralds The Time Foretold, Ava Cerdwin, the high priestess in charge of fulfilling a 1,500-year-old prophecy, must assist the heirs of King Arthur and Merlin in healing the devastated country.
The descendants of Britain’s great men of legend have kept the myths and relics for sixty-one generations, but no one is quite clear on what they must do next.
Nothing goes as planned: Ava falls for the wrong heir, the panic attacks are getting worse, the complex obligations of reincarnation are straining old relationships, and Morgaine and her henchwomen are trying to kill them.
Somehow, some way, Ava has to make the Healing happen, or Britain is finished.
The Midsummer Wife, Book One of the Heirs to Camelot is an urban fantasy that combines Arthurian lore, love, and a race to a breathtaking finish.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this for a fair and honest review. I went into this thinking that I knew enough of the myth and legend to compare this modern tale. This was a whole new twist on the classic tale that I knew growing up. Ava is a High Priestess who is doing all that is in her power to find the heroes needed to save London from attack. There is a lot getting in her way to reach her goals. But it is not only heroes and wizards that have come through the ages. It is old foes and the dark magic they bring with them. This is an Arthurian legend for the newest generation. It was worth the read and I am looking forward to seeing what happens in novel two.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars.