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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Black Blade
by Alexander Charalambides

We are taken on quite an adventure. This book gives us a unique take on excalibur and all that entails. There is action, magic, originality, and great characters. This is the first time I have read anything from this author and I’m glad I did because I enjoyed the way this book was written. You might be a little confused in the beginning but I promise you it does all come together and makes sense. The action started almost from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I recommend this book, it was a fun read.

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Black BladeBlack Blade by Alexander Charalambides
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“When Fate Calls, Should You Answer?”
Excalibur, the legendary sword, “calls out across the ages for a worthy hand”, and a cynical American student Lance is the chosen one. Although cynical Lance recognises his own destiny and so accepts fate and Excalibur. The voice of Excalibur becomes louder as Lance travels into the supernatural world below the London he is familiar with. As Lance becomes involved in warring families alongside friend Megan, he must find the hero inside himself and discover whether, “he rules the sword, or does the sword rule him?”. This is an exciting and gripping read which had me hooked from page one. A great mix of legend, myth, the supernatural and drama it is a fast paced page turner.
Black Blade is a unique twist on the legend of Excalibur and I liked Lance’s character, the unlikely hero who here’s the sword calling to him. This book took me on a great adventure along with Lance and it is wonderfully written. I was immersed in the supernatural world below London thanks to Charalambides great world building. I found it was an exciting and fun read.

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Joanne Ellis

Black BladeBlack Blade by Alexander Charalambides
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lance is a hero who does his best to survive high school, especially in a world that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. When his school receives a donation from an anonymous millionaire, Lance and his friend Megan, embark on an international trip to England.

Here, they will find a hand, bearing a sword, appears in a toilet bowl. From then on Lance knows he was the one to employ it. So, he has been called on a Quest with three Wizards named Albrecht, Reinhardt and Kendrick, along with Megan to safeguard Excalibur. Lance must also keep his friends safe from the army of magical soldiers.

Black Blade is a well written story and has everything from action to paranormal and was very enjoyable to read. It is a modern day story of Excalibur and a wonderful twist on the fairytale, where Lance, Megan and the wizards are all on a treasure hunt.

This is a really enjoyable book and would really recommend. It is full of twist and turns with fantasy, adventure and amazing characters. Looking forward to reading more from the author.

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Jonell Collins

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first started reading Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides, I was a bit put off with the short clipped dialogue of our hero and heroine. But as I continued to read, I realized how normal that was. That is exactly how a great many of us speak and communicate. It was worth sticking with it because as you progress through the story the other characters in the story have dialogue that is a thing of beauty. I love language and how it flows together, and this author brings it to the fore. The characters are very unique, well described and memorable. The world he builds is diverse and you can almost smell it. There is plenty of action, twists and turns and quite unpredictable. Then, of course, there is always the story within the story. Just a little head up here the story goes at a nice little pace until you near the end. It’s a page turning roller coaster after that. Be prepared.

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Black Blade by Alexander Charalambides
Four Stars

Black Blade is the first book I have read by Alexander Charalambides. This book brings the story of Excalibur to modern times. Although this book started out slow for me, it really came on strong a couple of chapters in. It is full of action and adventure, and the characters really grew as the story progressed. Lance and Megan, American teenagers, take a special trip for college to the UK to tour a museum, and that is where the story begins. I really like that the story is told in multiple POV. You really learn what each of the characters are thinking that way. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more by Alexander Charalambides.

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Finn Cunningham

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was a truly fascinating read, what with the internal monologue, his interactions with Megan, and just the overall feel for the book. Following the different point of views was difficult to understand at first, but definitely made the book a unique read! It spins off our well known story of Excalibur, and oh boy is it a good one! Definitely worth the read and an absolute page turner! I rarely read this genre but I truly love this book!

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Erica Fish

Black BladeBlack Blade by Alexander Charalambides
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is a great twist on the story of Excalibur. The story is a fast pace story. Once I started this book I could not put it down. The characters of the book are fully developed. I found that the characters are what makes this story of Excalibur fun. Lance, the main character, always knew that he was special. He could sense the greatness within himself. He has some rough times ahead. I recommend this story. It is the perfect break you need from the craziness of today.

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What I love about this book is it teaches us something we should all carry with us no matter who or what we are. I love books that hold values and morals as a storyline. Cheesy, I know but I love it. Alex Charalambides does this perfectly in this tale which is one for the ages.
The book draws you in with Excalibur, who is always on a search, has one question for the universe, “When Fate calls, will you answer?” but calls across the eras for a notable hand until a distrustful American student is selected.
Lance, a prideful young man, is ready to assume his destiny and step out on faith. Lance is on for a wild ride into the supernatural world below modern London, his sword begins to speak as the inner champion roars deeper.
Caught in a battle within mystical families, Lance faces the conclusive question of: Does he rule the sword or is it the other way around?
This book is an instant classic with the storytelling technique that Alex Charalambides writes this story. Grab this one and you won’t regret it!

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is quite an adventure. Filled with wizards, Magic and Excalibur is a retelling of a classic. While the story drew me in I struggled with the timeline of the characters. It is confusing to me and makes the story not flow very smoothly. Causing me to lose interest at times. I plugged on and the story does pick up near the end. The main character held my interest and wondering what would happen to him and the sword. There are few secondary characters who I liked and others not so much.

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great adventure.

Lance is a normal school kid until a trip to an English museum changes everything. When Lance and his friend Megan are attacked a mysterious sword appears out of a toilet and calls to Lance.

Lance realises the sword is for him and that he is destined for great things. Now he has the sword it is a race against time to save the world and himself all while avoiding people who want the sword.

Joining him on his journey are three wizards but can they be trusted or are they all as dangerous as each other.

Its a great adventure full of twists and turns and keeps you hooked.

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