Nov 26, 2016

Book Review: The Return of Sir Percival

Seven years after the death of Arthur Pendragon, Sir Percival, the last surviving knight of the Round Table, returns to Albion after a long and futile quest for the Holy Grail. The peaceful and prosperous home that he left a decade earlier is no more. Camelot has fallen, and much of the Pendragon’s kingdom has been subjugated by the evil Morgana and the Norse invaders who once served under her banner.

Although the knight desires only to return to his ancestral lands and to live in peace, he vows to pursue one last quest before he rests—to find Guinevere, the Queen of the Britons. This journey will force the knight to travel the length and breadth of Albion, to overcome the most fearsome and cunning of enemies, and to embrace a past that is both painful and magnificent.

The Return of Sir Percival is the tale of a knight who seeks peace, but finds only war, of a Queen who has borne sorrow and defeat, but who will not yield, and of a valiant people determined to cast of the yoke of their oppressors. It is also a tale of tragedy and triumph, and of romance lost and then found.

The unique vision of the Arthurian world brought to life in S. Alexander O’Keefe’s The Return of Sir Percival takes readers on a journey that is as enthralling as it is memorable.

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I have always loved the tales of King Arthur and the Round Table and have read many different variations.  This book however is the first time I have been able to see what happened after that final battle.  

THE RETURN OF SIR PERCIVAL has a slower pace then most of the ones that I read but it allows the reader to fully immerse themselves in the story.   At no time does the story seem to lag or stall.  It's all beautifully paced and as it is told from the viewpoints of  the different characters, the reader really gets a chance to know all of them.

This really is a beautiful story filled with all the joy and the pain of the time.  It is also one that I highly recommend to any of my readers who also enjoy the Arthurian legends.  I am glad to see that this is only the first book and can hardly wait for the next one to show up on my radar.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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