The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1) by Jesikah Sundin, Claire Luana
This book revolves around the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table. In Celtic mythology, there is a claim the the Tuatha De Danann (The Fae) had a hand in Arthur becoming king. The book incorporates that theory into the story. Not only do we have Arthur and his gorgeous knights but we have the Fae and the magic of Merlin and Morgana all in one exciting story.
Morgana has cursed Excalibur and the kingdom of Caerleon. Merlin has foreseen a fifth knight breaking the curse. Never in their wildest dreams did they think that it would be a female knight. Fiona is captivating with her otherworldly beauty. Though small, she is a fierce warrior who has stolen the Knights’ hearts. She is fated to be the one to lead them to the holy grail that will break the curse upon the land.
This is supposed to be a reverse harem book but compared to others that I have read, this one is pretty tame. Considering that Lancelot is cursed and Perceval has taken a vow of chastity, the situation makes it impossible for Fiona to be with all four. Since this is the first book in the Knights of Caerleon series, I’m assuming that there will be a slow build up until the reverse harem can be fully realized.
I did enjoy the book tremendously seeing as it was steeped in legend and mythology. The characters are strong and unique in their personalities. I think the authors did a brilliant job reinventing a story about King Arthur by incorporating historical facts. The attention to details in the vivid descriptions had me feeling like I was there as well. I was drawn in from the beginning until it ended. I was upset that it ended and eagerly await the next part in the series.
Review by @annahirsch