This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
Re: Camelot: The Full Edition is an exciting retelling of the legend of King Arthur by E.C. Fisher. Arthur is just a normal teenager who was sent away by his bitter aunt to attend a boarding school in England. Everything changes when he's brought to another planet by the mysterious Merlin. A planet called Avalon. He's immediately encouraged by Merlin to pull a sword from a stone and become Avalon's best chance at survival. As Arthur trains and prepares, Morgana awakens with dire plans in store for the planet and for Merlin. Arthur is joined by new allies who embark with him on a journey to stop Morgana and fulfill his destiny to save Avalon from the darkness.
Re: Camelot: The Full Edition is ideal for those who love retellings and will be a treat for those who have enjoyed E.C. Fisher's part one of Arthur's adventures. The Full Edition makes for a fuller story by taking everything enjoyed about part one and expanding it with more adventure. Fisher adds in various elements from the classic stories through various winks and mentions but everything included is done so with a unique twist. The legend is told with a science fiction flair and has the same setting of Avalon but it's now another planet which has airships. The adventure and magic are still heavily woven into the plot and is what drives the story forward. The enchanted weapons such as Excalibur also play an important role in Arthur's destiny but also in the role of other characters like Will and Isaac. Each character has their own role in the story and each one has significant importance. Famous characters from the legends have their part to play which is seen through appearances made by Guinevere and the Lady of the Lake. As for Morgana as the villain against Arthur, her presence also has a spin on it that's unique.
Fisher incorporates the use of dragons in the plot which seems to gravitate into the center of events and is something fans of the legends will enjoy. Humor plays a part with Fisher weaving in plenty of light banter between characters and even a fun moment with unicorns. One aspect drawn from the legends is the fact that Arthur was never alone. Though the hero of the story, the other characters were also heroic and needed. As Arthur had the Knights of the Round Table, this Arthur has his own group of allies who help him every step of the way and keep him going. Re: Camelot hits upon various themes of a hero's journey, finding one's place, and new beginnings with a classic adventure spun with new and old elements such as airships, ghouls, dragons, and magic.