BLOG TOUR: Henge by Realm Lovejoy- Review

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Henge by Realm Lovejoy is a YA Fantasy that is a modern spin-off of the Arthurian legends featuring Morgan Le Fay as the protagonist. This tour will consist of reviews, interviews & guest posts. Check out the full schedule for more information.

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Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.

Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.

But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.

Realm Lovejoy’s modern Arthurian series features one of literature’s most complicated and powerful female figures. Henge is the first book in the LE FAY series, and—like Morgan le Fay’s magic—it is sure to dazzle and amaze.

About the Author:

Realm Lovejoy is an American writer and an artist. She grew up in both Washington State and the Japanese Alps of Nagano, Japan. Currently, she lives in Seattle and works as an artist in the video game industry. CLAN is her first book. You can find out more about her and her book at www.realmlovejoy.com



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Giveaway:
signed paperback of Henge + swag (US)
4 paperbacks of Henge (US)
6 ebooks (INT)
1 ebook + $20 Gift Card (INT)

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**MY REVIEW**

So, who has heard of the Arthurian Legends? You know, Arthur, the honorable king, brave, just and powerful, and his scheming evil, power hungry advisor, Mordred?

What about Lancelot and Guinevere? Have you read Meg Cabot's Avalon High? Were they in love, the man who coined the term "Knight in Shining Armor" and the woman that defined beauty? Did they betray their best friend/ husband to be together- leaving him to dark forces, or is the true story something else all entirely?
What I can say is that whatever be your thoughts on the time of Arthur, The Henge is an absolutely BRILLIANT new take on it!

Think... modern Britain, with the Tube and Cellphones and swearing and education, combine it with Avatar's element users (Air, Fire and Water) and Healers and Earth Benders (although they're extremely rare) and bring in a full scale monarchy - with Arthur and Mordred and the whole legend!

And what do you get?- a MASTERPIECE!

Once in a generation, a new set of benders, I'm going to call them, are chosen in a competition, and the top 20 are chosen to be a part of Arthur's Round- after which the top candidate will be chosen as Maven (right hand to the king) and the others- Black Knights and Relic Keepers.

Morgan LeFay is a fire user, and an exceptional one at that. With secrets about her lineage, and something to prove, and an even bigger secret agenda, there is nothing she wants more that to become Maven... 

My Verdict:

A MUST READ!


3 comments:

  1. Awesome review! I'm so glad you ended up loving this! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

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  2. Thank you so much for reading HENGE and for posting a review! I'm so glad that you liked it.

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