19 September 2015
Royal Blood by Una McCormack REVIEW
"The Grail is a story, a myth! It didn't exist in your world! It can't exist here!"
The city-state of Varuz is falling. The capital is crumbling, and his enemies are poised to invade. Duke Aurelian is preparing to gamble everything on one last battle. So when a holy man, the Doctor, comes to Varuz from beyond the mountains, Aurelian asks for his blessing in the war.
But all is not what it seems. The city-guard have lasers for swords, and the halls are lit by electric candlelight. Aurelian's wife and his trusted knight seem to be plotting to overthrow their Duke, and Clara finds herself drawn into their intrigue . . .
Will the Doctor stop Aurelian from going to war? Will Clara's involvement in the plot be discovered? Why is the enemies ambassador so nervous? And who are the ancient and weary knights claiming to be on a quest for the Holy Grail . . .?
This book was written in a different way than I am used to. It isn't terrible, but it would switch the narration from third person to first person without a warning, which made it a bit confusing.
The beginning was kind of boring, but it got better later on.
A lot of it was either confusing or not explained enough.
The story was interesting, but the knights aren't actually searching for the Holy Grail, they're searching for for The Glamour (???), which no one really knows a lot about.
My Rating: 4 stars
**I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review. Thank you!!!**