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An epic conclusion to this Arthurian alternative universe series

56607409._SY475_Eternal Knight by Victoria Sue

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even after all the discussions with Victoria Sue over the Arthurian mythologies and other related debates we had, she still managed to surprise and delight me with this concluding part of the fabulous Guardians of Camelot series.

It shouldn’t have surprised me, she’s put her own unique twist on the tales of King Arthur and his Knights of Camelot throughout the series, including new Knights, removing Arthur altogether (a wise move imho!) and providing four absolutely cracking good romance with a side order of paranormal suspense.

And here it all comes together with Gawain and Galahad’s story. As ever in my reviews of this series, there’ll be no spoilers here.

Let’s just say:

Yes, a thousand times yes, that ending was bloody epic 😁

Sir ****** still makes me laugh.

I liked that ******* got reclaimed by *******

LOVED the twist with ******

Can’t wait to see what other people think but for me, it beautifully brings all the threads together.

Plus, I so appreciated the nod to the mythos of the Once and Future King with all … 😁

Also appreciated the nod to Prince Arthur being a bit of a dick too!

And, after the dedication in book two made me cry, the Author’s Note in this one did it again 💖

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The expanded epilogue still kills me with this fabulous Medieval romance

47948494._SY475_The Lion and the Crow by Eli Easton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

NOTE: Reading again as it’s been re-released 28/08/19

Yep, the updated epilogue still kills me and makes my eyes leak!

However, the rest of this novella is also still as beautifully involving and historically evoking as it was the first time I read it.

William and Christian are brilliantly realised characters, full of honour and bravery, willing to risk all not only for their own love but for the safety and protection of William’s abused sister.

The solution to homosexuality being punishable by death in the early centuries of the Middle Ages still rings true given what we know of the time period and Christian’s actions are still well within the brutal kill or be killed way of life which was prevalent.

The adventure is a slow-burning UST filled ride with many stumbles along the way.

Eli has included the book’s original epilogue when it was first published as part of the Love Has No Boundaries event in the MM Book Group here on Goodreads.

But, for me, even though it makes me cry, the updated Epilogue is the better one because it covers decades of a lifetime’s happiness before a final shout of glory.

I will just say though

*** Spoiler***

if you don’t like to read about character deaths, even though it’s after a pretty long and happy life together, do skip over the new epilogue and head to the older one

Original Review

Oh that epilogue, painfully heartbreaking and yet a herald of a lifetime of happiness at the same time.

I really liked this one, medieval England is a difficult historic setting to get right and there were only a couple of slips in terminology or title.

The killing of Lord Somerfield is a tricky one, required for the plot but still a murder committed with aforethought.

Still, it worked within the story narrative and if it truly had been a serving wench, then self-defence would have been a justification.

William and Christian were two truly beautiful men and their love in a time when not only the law but their immortal souls were on the line according to the times, was cleverly explored.

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