Author: Nicola S. Dorrington
Tittle: The Last Knight
Series: The Pendragon series, book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Young-Adult, Romance
Page count and format: 208 pages, Ebook
Published: June 30th 2013, Self-Published (first published June 28th 2013)
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from the author via Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.
This book was seriously superb! I didn’t expect much before starting this book but it blew my mind. The author takes the Aurthurian tales and twists it into something else. I’m sooo glad I signed up for this one.
The story revolves around a girl named Cara. She dreams of something and that ends up as true, always and there’s always this voice in her head. She knows she’s not crazy but her whole school considers her so because she once made a mistake of telling her ex-boyfriend the truth about her dreams. Until the one guy comes, named Lance who accepts her for what she is and makes her feel normal. But everything turns upside down when she has to leave her home and run away with Lance because she is not safe there or anywhere else until she finds out the whole truth about herself and accepts it.
The plot was uniquely woven. Cara finds out she is the last bloodline of the Pendragon dynasty and the descendent of King Aurthur. She has to find the Excalibur, the sword of King Aurthur because she’ll be only one able to wield it because of her bloodline and she has to defeat Morgana who’s son killed Aurthur and now she wants to rule the whole world.
I loved the characters. Cara was simply awsome. She handled everything maturely. At first she had a hard time believing the truth but eventually she came to her senses. She was accompanied by Lance, Wyn and Percy who were actually knights brought back to life by Merlin. Got any idea guys? Lance was actually Sir Lancelot, Wyn was Sir Gwain and Percy was Sir Percival. This was really an interesting twist to the Aurthurian tales. And the voice that Cara kept hearing in her head was King Aurthur’s voice.
Lance was really, really good. I loved him. Lance and Cara already had a previous connection but they finally reconciled when she remembered everything. I loved their romance, it was definitely sweet. And I loved Wyn and Percy, they were humorous characters and sort of brotherly types. I was really relieved to find no love triangle, those tend to get on my nerves.
The writing was pretty good and simple to understand. Not for once did I feel bored. The plot was exiting all along. I finished this in one sitting, I couldn’t sleep until I finished thus book, it was pretty addicting,
Overall, this was an awsome book, it kept me on the egde from the beginning, I was practically breathless because I wanted to know what happened next, and it did not dissapoint for once. The ending was sort of a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next installment in this series. I think I’m going to check out all her works.
Most definitely yes!
Have you guys read this book yet? If not, why haven’t you! You should definitely read this one and then we can fangirl together! 😀