TITLE: The Twelfth Knight
AUTHOR: Victoria Sue
SERIES: Guardians of Camelot #1
PUBLISHER: Self Publish
RELEASE DATE: Oct 1, 2019
To battle an ancient evil, the greatest weapon each hero will have is each other.
Hundreds of years ago, facing defeat, the witch Morgana sent monsters into the future to vanquish a humanity King Arthur wouldn’t be able to save. The King might have won the battle, but now, centuries later, a few chosen men will have to fight the war.
Merlin always hated being named after some mythological wizard. His dad had been obsessed with the magic man of King Arthur’s Court before his untimely death – a loss that had sent Mel reeling in a downward spiral. He is ill-prepared, to say the least, for the outrageous claims of a proper English knight bent on overcoming evil.
Born a commoner, Lancelot was never supposed to be a knight in his own time, never mind now in a modern world he is so woefully untrained to protect. Thrown into a battle centuries in the making, this flawed hero, and a young man too-used to battling monsters of the present day, will have to come together in a last desperate fight to save humanity.
Can Mel and Lance defeat the greatest enemy the world has ever known? Or in the midst of fighting evil, will they discover the real threat has always been a shattered heart?
And what if the one fight they cannot ever hope to win is with themselves?
Hundreds of years ago, the Knights of King Arthur had been save by Merlin. In order to defeat Morgana’s curse who sent monsters in the future; Merlin did the same with the Knights.
Hundreds of years later, Lancelot is tired of all the centuries of fighting, death, and pain. He’s ready to die, but that was until he meets Merlin, a young man whose destiny seems to be intertwined with Lancelot’s.
Merlin and Lancelot will have to understand what they’re facing to fight it, but what if the greatest fight is against themselves and their fears.
The Twelfth Knight by Victoria Sue is the first book in the Guardians of Camelot series. It was a really good start for this series.
Lancelot is the twelfth knight of the round table. He’s one of the few survivors centuries later. One of the few knights still fighting against Morgana. But Lancelot is exhausted by this life, exhausted by the fights that never seem to end, and he only wants peace, eternal peace, until Merlin.
Merlin hates his name—being named after a mythical wizard isn’t easy on an average day, but having weird monsters ready to kill you was worse. But when Merlin meets Lancelot, he’s attracted by this broody, hot man, and even if he knows he doesn’t stand a chance, he can’t help it.
I loved those two characters, especially Merlin.
Lancelot has the weight of his responsibilities on his shoulders, so he’s tired, and completely defeated by the situation. He’s confused about his feelings, his past, and his future. He seems to be blinded by his fears and didn’t recognize Merlin for what he is and who he is.
Merlin is very smart with a strong temper. Life wasn’t easy for him, and he refuses to be taken care of graciously. He refuses to be owned by anyone. He’s attracted to Lancelot, but when he realizes that he hasn’t any chance with him, Merlin refuses to be used and didn’t hesitate to call out Lancelot on his BS.
I adore them, they seem to be complete polar-opposites, and they are, but they’re also very complementary.
Victoria Sue gives us a good fantasy book base on the legends of King Arthur and his knights. She did it brilliantly, with talent and humor. She took the story of Arthur, Merlin and the knight and created her own legend with it. I loved it; it was original and well written.
This book is the first in the series. It settles the characters and the background of this universe.
It was well-built and easy to follow. The secondary characters are funny and loveable, and I can’t wait to read their stories.
It was a really good start, and I will happily follow this new series.
I gladly recommend this book, it worth it and it change of what we’re used to reading.
5 Stars for the wizard and his knight
***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis