I read this because jmfausti said she really wanted me to. It is a revamping of the Arthur legend, with a twist. The idea is the people in the legend were not only once real people, but come back every generation in an attempt by the “good” side to finally conquer the “bad” side. So far, it hasn’t ever worked.
I have to say, some of the highly supernatural stuff towards the end was a little hokey. It was like it could have been done really well, but it fell short. I just couldn’t suspend disbelief. I did like the heroine a lot. She was really interesting. Actually, all the characters were well written.
Elaine is the heroine, and the way the story usually goes, she’s supposed to be Elaine of Astalot who had a jones for Lancelot and killed herself when he was found out to love Guinevere. Well, our heroine Elaine refuses to be Elaine of Astalot. I did not see it coming when it was revealed who she really is. I should have. The clues were all right there. I felt silly.
I’m not sure a teenager without a working knowledge of the Arthur legend (and I’m sure they’re out there) would really get the entire gist of this story, but he/she might still enjoy the adventure.