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The Fifth Knight by Claire Luana & Jesikah Sundin – Review by Renee Ullery

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Fifth Knight by Claire Luana & Jesikah Sundin

Stars: 4

This is a take on King Authur and his knights of the round table. This story is just the beginning of this series. I feel like it ended at a good place, but there are still a lot of unknowns that will be dealt with in following books. I loved Fionna! She is strong, fierce, and loyal. She deals with a lot of conflict in this book that are both internal and external. I did get a bit frustrated with her at a time for some of her choices, but she is still my favorite character out of the bunch! This story did s great job at grabbing my attention and entangling me so that I cannot wait to read what happens next!

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The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon Book One) By Claire Luana and Jesikah Sundin – Review by Caralee Loonat

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon Book One) by Claire Luana and Jesikah Sundin
5 Stars!!!!!

I absolutely adore Arthurian legends and stories. This was just an absolutely refreshing take on the legend. I really enjoyed reading this book. I like how the authors were able to bring a refreshing twist to this and bring the story to life. I was so hooked from page one.

I like how there was new life brought to the legend of old. I was really routing for Fionna. I
could just imagine myself as her trying to fight for what was right and the people I loved. This
book brings such a unique twist to the legend along with more drama. I really couldn’t put this book down. I am really on the edge of my seat now awaiting the next book in this series. I have and will read more from these authors.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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The Fifth Knight: An Arthurian Legend Reverse Harem Romance (The Knights of Caerleon Series Book 1) by Claire Luana and Jesikah Sundin – Review by Candida Hopper

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fifth Knight: An Arthurian Legend Reverse Harem Romance (The Knights of Caerleon Series Book 1)
By Claire Luana and Jesikah Sundin
I enjoyed reading this book, from the moment I started reading I was drawn into a world of fantasy, magic, action, and romance. I couldn’t put it down till I had read every page. I really liked the twists and turns on this version of the Legend of King Arthur. I think the Reverse Harem part of the story was written very well. The heroin Fionna is an awesome character, she is strong, and independent and I loved her. This is a must read to find out what sort of twists and turns there are in this particular story, but I will tell you that this is an exceptionally well written story that kept me captivated throughout. I highly recommend this book.

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The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon Book 1) By Claire Luana and Jesikah Sundin-Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
The Fifth Knight : An Arthurian Legend Reverse Harem Romance (The Knights of Caerleon Series Book 1 ) By Claire Luana and Jesikah Sundin is the first book in the Fifth Knight series. I’m super excited about this series. I have just recently started reading Reverse Harem romance books. This book has bit of everything from love, to some quests, to betrayal and curses.I had a hard time putting this down once I started reading. I had to know what happens next. Would you be willing to do whatever needed to be done to get your family back? Could you steal from a King? Find out what Fionna does to save her family. I’ve read other books by these authors and this book didn’t disappoint that’s for sure. I’m excited to read more from this series.i recommend this book.
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The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon series Book 1) by Claire Luana & Jesikah Sundin – Review by Emma Haverstock

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Strong female character in an Arthurian tale? Sign me up.
Fionna is a fierce and talented warrior who is the key to breaking the fae curse that Arthur and his Knights are up against. I was hooked from start to finish. I have always enjoyed Arthurian legends and this is my first RH novel so it was pretty interesting to add to the mix of what I’ve already consumed in terms of Arthurian literature.
The story is told from several different POV characters, which I’ve always thought helps to flesh out characters. I also like that although Fionna is a strong willed character, she doesn’t have that irritating trope of getting in over her head to prove herself and then needing to be rescued like any old damsel in distress. It was kind of annoying that everyone seemed to fall in love with her like they’d never seen a woman before but I guess it fits in with the timeline/history/ story that the whole thing is based around. Can’t wait for the next book!

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The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1) by Jesikah Sundin & Claire Luana – Review by Cynthia Ayala

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Incredible. Fans of the Legend of King Arthur will surely appreciate this novel and the complexities of it. What’s also great about this novel is the characterization. Fionna is unstoppable and incredible, and such a strong female character, very different from the usual damsels in distress that are common in Arthurian retellings. However, her story goes beyond just representing a strong female character; it also goes to the twist in the narrative surrounding Gwenevere. It’s an interesting set-up and plot twist for the story and sets up great tension in the story as it unfolds. Readers know the eventual outcome, anyone who knows about Arthur, Lancelot and Gwenevere see the result, but the journey there, the twist to that ending makes it captivating because there are so many avenues this story and plot twist could take, making it unpredictable.

Nevertheless, the story is about more than Fionna; it’s about the Arthurian legend and how it comes to life.

Sundin and Luana knew what they were doing when they decided to make this story a reverse harem. It’s a new genre that is gaining more and more traction as of late because its concept is to have one female character and have multiple men fall in love with her. Now, there are many ways this genre can be taken, in some ways, depending on the writer, it’s clear that the goal is to create something more erotic, lacking focus on storytelling. But then you have some incredible works that develop the genre and ground it, focusing on the story and character building. This is one of those novels. The romance doesn’t overwhelm the novel; it works to create tension and build the foundation of the story. The emotion in the story, the overwhelming sense of desire and love, the different analogies like “someone smelling like home,” they all work in tandem with one another to make sure the depth keeps the romance from falling into something cheesy or dated.

I’ll say this, I’ve never read a reverse harem novel, to be honest, didn’t think it would be my cup of tea, but like with any story, as long as it has powerful writing behind it and grounded storytelling, any genre can be anyone’s cup of tea. This novel is proof of that.

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The Fifth Knight: An Arthurian Legend Reverse Harem Romance (The Knights of Caerleon series Book 1) by Claire Luana & Jesikah Sundin – Review by Maura Harper

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book I’ve read by Jesikah Sundin, I enjoy reading Claire Luana so I was excited to read this story.

It’s an interesting take on The Knights of the Round Table. Honestly, I don’t know much about the legend so it was all pretty new to me. I found the reverse harem an interesting twist. RH is new to me and it feels like it’s the latest “popular genre”. I have read a lot of it and this seemed tamer than what I have read.

The story features a kick a** strong female lead whose destiny is written and it is not the usual direction you would think she would be going. The characters are well developed and the story is layered with a few different threads. It held my interest and I only found myself skimming a few times.

I will re-read this story when the future installments are published.

Review by @mauraharper

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The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1) by Jesikah Sundin, Claire Luana – Review by Chantelle Smith

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The fifth Knight is Book 1 in the series The Knights of Caerleon. This series comes from authors Claire Luana & Jesikah Sundin. This is my second read from the author Claire Luana and she continues to show how great of a fantasy author she is.
This is my first time reading a reverse harem read, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the adventures our characters faced. This book was made even better by the way the author has written it – I love that we get told the story from various POV’s it gives us a better understanding to our characters, there thoughts and feelings and why they do or say certain things.

First off let’s point out how great of a spin on the story of King Arthur and his knights of the round table this read is. Then to make it even more captivating we are thrown into the world with fae and magic.
I loved the mythology in this read, and how facts from history are incorporated into the story. This author has made this a mentally visual read, so whenever I plunged into this world I would feel as though I was there alongside the characters.
This read is action-packed read that continues to captivate you from start to finish. It left you on the edge of your seat wondering what could happen on numerous occasions.

This book engaged me into the story and characters so much the ending came much too quickly – with that being said I really am looking forward to Book 2 in this series.

Reviewed by @tillytillzz

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The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon Series #1) by Jesikah Sundin, Claire Luana – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1) by Jesikah Sundin, Claire Luana
5 Stars

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

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The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1) by Jesikah Sundin – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Fifth Knight (The Knights of Caerleon #1)The Fifth Knight by Jesikah Sundin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Fifth Knight: An Arthurian Legend Reverse Harem Romance (The Knights of Caerleon series Book 1) by Jesikah Sundin and Claire Luana is a fantasy romance and is an interesting twist to the story of King Arthur and his knights and Merlin. I must admit as I started to read I thought here we go, another knights of the round table, it’s been done to death, but no Jesikah and Claire have written a unique tale which includes a woman as the fifth knight and how they each react to this startling revelation. The action and the flow of the words kept me fully engaged. Fionna is a kick arse sassy heroine and the knights are fun and playful and hot to boot but with a woman in the mix it certainly livens things up. Like every story there are villains and dark fae adding to the complexity of the quintet and their task.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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