Thursday, November 17, 2016

Review:The Return of Sir Percival:Guinevere's Prayer (The Return of Sir Percival #1) by S. Alexander O'Keefe


A 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.

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What I thought about The Return of Sir Percival

I'm a big fan of the Arthurian legend, and I was intrigued when I saw this book.  Arthur is dead, the country is in disarray and the evil Morganna is calling the shots. After a ten year quest for the Holy Grail, Sir Percival heads out on one last time -- to return to his queen.
There's plenty of action in between the intrigue and reunions.  I did like how this story had an updated feel to it -- the women had a bit of a contemporary feel that I liked. 

Overall, this story is great for readers looking for more great Arthur/Merlin/Guinevere stories. The characters are interesting, there's plenty of action and I'll leave you to read this to find out what happens with Sir Percival and Guinevere! And then there's that cliffhanger I should warn you about...


ARC provided for review. 



About the Author

S. Alexander O’Keefe was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Fordham University School of Law, and he practices law in Orange County, California. Mr. O’Keefe and his wife, Cathy, who live in Irvine, California, have three children. The Return of Sir Percival: Guinevere’s Prayer is Mr. O’Keefe’s second novel.


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