Author: Mande Matthews
Published: December 24, 2012 by Guardian Tree Press
Purchased: October 14, 2015 in the free Bewitched box set, free individually on Kindle.
Blurb: Seventeen year old Lady Guinevere holds the crown to a ancient kingdom. Without brothers to ascend the throne, marriage to her will assure any man the right to rule.
Arthur Pendragon has won his power through battle. His legions have elected him their king and protector but he seeks to legitimize his claim to High King through marrying Guinevere.
Lancelot, a valliant knight with a broken past, is driven by his desire to protect those in need. He’s joined Arthur’s forces because he believes in Arthur’s dream of peace for a war-torn country.
But Lancelot possesses something that Arthur can never win…Guinevere’s heart.
Review: The story was alright until it got to the women saying that they loved someone they literally just met and exchanged maybe five sentences with. I also could not get interested in it when she basically started comparing herself to a potato and her cousin as the epic beauty. It just screams special snowflake.
Arthur just felt like the biggest tool, I would say that I felt no connection with him but I didn’t feel anything for anyone. I mean, so much detailed feeling from just a touch? No. You’re not in love, you’re in lust.
I know it’s a short story but goodness, it moved way too fast. I mean, Lancelot is supposed to the love interest but he had maybe five lines?
This short story also has so many different covers but the one I picked is by far my favorite. The writing was alright, not the same as The Lightkeepers and the pace was slow. This Bewitched box set is leaving much to be desired.
Thank you for reading my review.