May 29, 2011

Review: Percival's Angel (Arthurian novel) by Anne Eliot Crompton

Summary- Lili, an apprentice of the Lady of the Lake, is the childhood friend of Percy, the boy who will become one of Arthur's greatest knights. But as they grow older, Lili begins to see their differences. She has otherworldly magic while he has the magic that lives within the Human Heart. Lili dreams of knowing human love while Percy dreams of finding the Holy Grail. Neither can succeed without the other.Once again Crompton weaves together nature, feminist perspective, and Arthurian legend for a tale that is sure to appeal to readers of all ages.Praise for Percival's Angel: "Crompton succeeds in incorporating the mysticism of medieval romance into her fantasy... This well-written fantasy can be compared to Katherine Paterson's Parzival." -Voya

I really liked this book. It is a very interesting take on King Arthur, The Round Table and his Knights. If you like Myth and Mystery then you will Love this one. Written with a good solid story line and wonderful characters. What a refreshing way to sneak a peak into the Kingdom. The author really knows how to mesmerize the reader. The story draws you in and wraps you in a tapestry of myth, magic and legend. Sadly, there is one downfall.... the language. Not a lot of bad language. Just the choice of language the author used to get the point across. I do not like the word she chose to use. Especially in a Y. A. book. Other than that, it is a wonderful story and a delightful read. I really got into it. I would not recommend this to young readers... Everyone else should read this remarkable tale. Love the Fey thing!
Publisher-Sourcebooks Fire
My Score: 4 Stars- Good Book
Reviewed by~Mechele

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