Top positive review
Fascinating historical fiction
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
People have compared this book to Outlander or The Mists of Avalon. I am happy to report that it's more like The Mists of Avalon, and I couldn't be happier to stumble on another novel that develops around the Arthurian legends. Languoreth was the twin to the man Merlin was based on and recent research posits that Arthur's story began in Scotland, not England or Wales. That's fascinating enough, but Signe Pike also develops rich scenery and compelling characters whose struggles, joys, and sorrows will keep you turning the page for more. Like many other reviewers, I'm eagerly awaiting the rest of this trilogy and I fully intend to read some of the books Pike mentions in her afterword.