Before the darkest hour strikes the Destined One shall come forth
Avalon’s lost daughter must thrice and alone prove her worth
Then can she fully possess the power to awaken the King
It shall become her destiny to reunite the Round Table
Unearth and reclaim their lost relics
Become the key to undoing the evil Mordrid has wrought
Only with her can the Once and Future King prevail
Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides behind the safety of her camera and her art until a vivid recurring dream compels her to dig into her father’s research about Avalon and Camelot. When she is hurled into a magical realm by forces she thought were only the stuff of fairy tales, she finds herself thrown into an adventure she could never have imagined. Nearly everything she thought she knew about Arthurian legend was wrong.
The independent eighteen-year-old is shocked to find that the people of Avalon think that she is the Destined One, the only person who can summon King Arthur back to life from his hidden chamber. Most surprising of all is that it’s up to her to lead the Knights of the Round Table on an epic quest–an adventure that will transport them across the seven magic realms to reclaim all that has been lost so they can defeat the evil Mordrid for good. But first, she must bring the ancient warriors into her world and reunite them with their lost brothers. Chaperoning the legendary knights-with-a-chivalry-complex as they navigate the modern world is a constant challenge, and she certainly never thought she’d be caught between her intense feelings for the noble Sir Galahad and her growing friendship with the King.
To fulfill the prophecy, Aliana will have to discover the meaning of friendship, bravery, loyalty, true love, and forgiveness. But can she do it all in time to save the realms from Mordrid’s impending Armageddon?
An interesting modern take on an ancient legend. Definitely a book for young adults I think, or maybe its just me feeling old reading this!!
When a woman rises out of the lake, and tells Aliana that she is the chosen one, only she can awake Arthur and his men to defeat the evil that is coming, Aliana feels compelled to start on this adventure. Her role now is finding and freeing King Arthur and helping to gather the Knights. And since the story is set in modern times there is also a bit of a learning curve for the Knights to adjust into the modern world.
There is so much in this book: action, adventure, many realms, fantasy, time travel even a love story. A modern-day fairy tale, filled with mystery, magic, fairies, pixie’s, evil queens and magicians, elves, goblins, a Pegasus, and even a guardian dragon!
There are so many wonderful characters that surround Aliana by the end of the book. A king, Knights Of The Round Table, Sir Galahad and many more and each character is unique and entertaining in their own right.
And no book of this kind would be complete without evil villains! Morgana and Mordrid are the villains that spice this book up and are just brilliant! I loved them!!
I am glad that this is not the end of the journey for Aliana and her men, but instead just the beginning of what I know will be an epic quest.
Legendary was published way back in February 2014 so I have discovered this book very late! But the good thing with that is I won’t have to wait for the next book to come out!! You can find a copy of this book right here