Book: The Forever King by Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy
For: Arthurian Challenge
Remember how awhile back I signed up for the Arthurian Challenge? So, I finally read a book that fits the genre. Did I tell you how much I love Arthur stories? I do. I love them. So it was great fun to finally read a book for this challenge. I got totally caught up in the adventure and loved it all.
This book, however, is very different from your so called "normal" Arthur story. Most of it takes place in the current day (well actually a few years ago current) where we meet a young boy, his aunt, a struggling ex FBI cop, and a very very bad man. The boy happens upon a unique looking cup of sorts, the FBI dude keeps having a nightmare, the aunt ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the very very bad man escapes.
And from there things get quite interesting!
Through the course of the book, we flash back to the true Camelot era where we learn how all these things tie together, how Merlin is involved, and a new take on Nimue that I loved. All the knights make brief appearances also. We even take an amazing trip through most all of recorded history! It's a very creative and fun way to learn about the legends and myths, though those take a bit of a back seat to the current day story. However, I thought it was fabulous and ate it all up.
Now, I want to read more. I need Tristan (Tristram?) next. I can't get enough of him. And wouldn't you know it, but this book is the start of a trilogy... of course! But I don't know if Tristan is in the other books. I guess I'll just have to check it out!
...and that's about all I could find at the moment!