October 20, 2018

#BookReview: The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by @SignePike via @RiseoftheReader

About the Book:

Mists of Avalon meets Philippa Gregory in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin.

Intelligent, passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable heroine of The Lost Queen, a tale of conflicted loves and survival set against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history, Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever.

Together with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence. When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of Christianity. As Rhydderch's wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she holds dear.

The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the center of the most enduring legends of all time.

About the Author: Signe Pike is the author of the travel memoir Faery Tale and has researched and written about Celtic history and folklore for more than a decade. A former book editor, she lives in Charleston, South Carolina where she writes full time. Visit her at SignePike.com.
Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Touchtone
Recommended Age:
Genre: Fantasy (Historical) 
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My Review: I could see this becoming the next Outlander/Mists of Avalon Craze! Man this book was vivid and just plain freaking magical! I loved the story and how involved it was and I do not say that very often for adult titles.  This is one of those stories that you are so sucked in that the world goes on around you and you have no clue what time it is when you look up.  I was so involved in this book I hadn't even realised that the sun went down and the kids went to sleep.  

The history in this one was just beyond amazing and all the characters made this a book that was very hard to put down.  I finishing this massive tome in a day and I wouldn't have changed anything! 

Do I Recommend this book? If you are a fan of Outlander the Mist of Avalon or any of those kinds of books I would grab this one ASAP! 

Go Into This One Knowing: SO AMAZING!! READ IT!! 

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