NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The Return of Sir Percival
Book 1, Guinevere’s Prayer
by S. Alexander O’Keefe
Greenleaf Book Group Press
General Fiction (Adult)
Pub Date 06 Sep 2016
Tale of the Last Knight of the Round Table
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.
This is a unique take on the survival and consequent love story of the last knight of the roundtable and Guinevere, the Queen of the Britons. This is a sometimes violent tale with just enough intrigue to keep this readers attention.
The characters are well developed with just enough of a different take on them to make them and the storyline original.
I would give this book a 4.25 star rating. It isn’t my usual read as I read mostly historical romance and historical fiction but it is a good book and I would recommend it.
I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Second only to his passion for fiction, is O’Keefe’s obsession with history and geography. He will typically listen to one or two new history books a month on his daily walks. Readers who share O’Keefe’s love for history and geography will note the historical references woven into his stories and the historical inspirations for his characters. For example, the inspiration for the Numidian soldier Capussa, in The Return of Sir Percival was Massinissa, the Numidian cavalry commander who first fought alongside and then against Hannibal in the Second Punic War.
S. Alexander O’Keefe earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and obtained his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Although he had intended to embark on a writing career immediately after college, this avocation was delayed by vagaries of fate and the demands of financial necessity.
O’Keefe’s 25-year career in law has included a number of accolades, including the highest Martindale Hubbell peer review rating (AV Preeminent®), and being named 2016 Best Lawyer of the Year (Orange County, CA) in bankruptcy and creditor rights by the peer review publication Best Lawyers.
He currently lives with his wife Cathy in Orange County, California. The couple has three children, all of whom are now adults.
Dreams of a Highlander
A time travel Scottish romance
Arch Through Time Book 1
by Katy Baker
Publication Date: Aug 29, 2016
Dreams of a Highlander will be on sale for $0.99 for a limited time only.
Darcy Greenway has no time for love. As a dedicated veterinarian her career and her patients come first. But since the death of her parents she’s been running, searching. She just doesn’t know what for.
On a much-needed vacation to Scotland she walks under a natural archway on the shore of a loch and finds herself catapulted into the sixteenth century…and right into the middle of a clan war.
Stranded in a world of danger and passion, Darcy finds herself drawn to Quinn MacFarlane, the brave Scottish warrior who swears to protect her. But Quinn has secrets of his own. Haunted by his failure to save his brother, his vow might be the very thing that keeps them apart. Because he’ll protect her from everyone – even himself.
With enemies closing in, Darcy must make a choice. Should she return home or should she risk her heart on her dream of a Highlander?
Mild – Highlander Romance. One or two saucy scenes. These stories feature honorable heros and sassy heroines with a backdrop of medieval Scotland. Try these if you like noble heros and heroines with a strong sense of honor and loyalty.
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High – Erotic romance. Lots of saucy scenes. These stories feature high-octane physical relationships on the path to true love. Try these if you like your romance very spicy!
About the Author:
Katy Baker was born in London to an American father and a British mother. She spent many years living in San Francisco where she developed an abiding love of bagels, before returning to her beloved London. She lives a stone’s throw from Hampstead Heath with her husband and very grumpy bulldog.
Katy has been a romance fan all her life. She enjoys dreaming up stories full of sexy heros and sassy heroines. She hopes you enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoys writing them!
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