Review - The Last Knight by Nicola S. Dorrington

Monday, January 26, 2015
Like any teenage girl, Cara Page dreams of the future, the difference is, every day those dreams come true. 
Now she's dreaming of a boy, and a future that can't be real. Because if it is, then everything she thought was myth and legend is actually true, and there is an evil coming that will tear the country apart. 
Lance Filwer is a boy with secrets of his own, and a past full of mistakes he can't undo. Cara is his second chance, his chance to succeed where he failed before - if only she'll trust him enough to let him help her. 
Cara needs to know what's happening, but the answer lies in a long forgotten past, and an ancient legend. To find it Cara will have to travel into the depths of Wales, and the heart of ancient Britain. 
With Wraiths, creatures from the darkest of myths, dogging her every move, Cara knows it's only a matter of time before they catch up with her. And myth or not, they will kill her. 
Her only hope is Lance, and the birth right she must claim, if she is to prevent the future she has foreseen.
Summary courtesy of Amazon
I loved how this book took a different turn from your usual fairies/werewolves/vampires urban fantasy novel, heading into the ancient mythology of Medieval England. 
Cara is a descendant of Arthur Pendragon, the original King Arthur. On her journey to defeat Morgana Le Fay, she fights bravely against the evil Wraiths.
The whole plot was action-packed, something I love in books. Every time I settled into thinking the story was heading for peaceful waters, WHAM! Something crazy happens. 
To add to the saving-the-world drama, there's Lance, the reincarnated Sir Lancelot. Hey, that guy you like? Forget a two-hundred-year-old vampire, he's a medieval knight in an eighteen-year-old body who fought alongside and then betrayed King Arthur, your ancestor. (And, on a side note, that is much better than vampires.)
The way Nicola Dorrington resolved Cara's angst on that was magnificent. The plot twisted in the scintillating, complex way of a time-travel movie. The setting of Ancient Britain in the later part of the book was very well-written, a part which I particularly loved.
Who would I recommend this to?
Anyone who loves fantasy books which explore ancient mythology and looking for a fast-moving, exciting plot.

Final rating

Note: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed the book! Such a lovely review! ;)