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The Heirs to Camelot Series, Book 2
Jacqueline Church Simonds
Historical, Arthurian, Metaphysical, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Strange Fictions Press
November 2, 2019

It’s been twenty years after the Healing that restored Britain following a nuclear attack, but things are not as they should be.
The dark priestess Morgaine has taken over the queen’s body, humiliated the king, and defeated his closest advisor and ally. She’s now the undisputed authoritarian leader of a dystopian nation.

Falke Drunemeton has been in exile, biding his time, and studying the wisdom of the Goddessians. In a desperate mission to restore the rightful ruler, he must convince Morgaine’s daughter, Princess Ravenna, to travel back in time with him to stop her.

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Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This is a continuation of the story begun in the Midsummer Wife, and yet is also its own adventure! As if Arthurian legends and their descendants in modern day weren’t enough, we are now seeing time travel and more family drama and intrigue.  The mother/daughter relationship in this story is certainly unique. Simonds pulls the reader into this world with ease and you will find yourself ensnared within the first page.

Ravenna, daughter of Morgaine, is one of my favorite characters.  She is smart and strong in her own right. When combined with Falke Drunemeton, they are quite the formidable pair. The strength of this series is most definitely the characters.  They are so easy to invest in as a reader and they are so multidimensional.  There is not a wasted word in the narrative either. This series seriously keeps getting better.  I can’t wait to see what comes next.