September 20, 2010

Review: Hawk of May (Down the Long Way 1) by Gillian Bradshaw

This tale of Gwalchmai's (otherwise known as Sir Gawain) journey into the service of King Arthur left me breathless. Gwalchmai, younger son of the evil sorceress Morgawse and King Lot, travels a tortured yet hopeful spiritual path toward the Light. Viewing himself as a failure in the arts of war, Gwalchmai believes his best chance to make something of himself lies in the dark arts. But after glimpsing the terrible evil that Morgawse practices, he realizes this path is not for him and decides to follow the noble King Arthur, but he is worlds and journeys away from attaining his dream.

I am a huge fan of King Arthur stories, so reading this one was a no-brainer.  Gillian's a truly talented writer with an amazing ability to entertain.  I can't wait to read the other two books in this trilogy! 

Sourcebooks, Incorporated
September 1, 2010
384 pages
$14.99 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free from Sourcebooks.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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