Today, I am delighted to host the Blog Tour organized by TBR and Beyond Tours for The Camelot Betrayal (Camelot Rising #2) .
The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White, exploring the nature of self, the inevitable cost of progress, and, of course, magic and romance and betrayal so epic Queen Guinevere remains the most famous queen who never lived.
EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom’s influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet every night, dreams of darkness and unknowable power plague her.
Guinevere might have accepted her role, but she still cannot find a place for herself in all of it. The closer she gets to Brangien, pining for her lost love Isolde, Lancelot, fighting to prove her worth as Queen’s knight, and Arthur, everything to everyone and thus never quite enough for Guinevere–the more she realizes how empty she is. She has no sense of who she truly was before she was Guinevere. The more she tries to claim herself as queen, the more she wonders if Mordred was right: she doesn’t belong. She never will.
When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real Guinevere’s younger sister. Is her deception at an end? And who is she really deceiving–Camelot, or herself?
Plot : 5/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing : 5/5
OVERALL RATING : 5/5
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
Publishing Date: November 10, 2020
*I received the book by the publisher in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are unbiased.*
“How unfortunate that nature was both the most peaceful and the most dangerous place possible. But that was its duality. It gave life and it took it, provided and withheld, offered beauty and danger in equal measure.”
The Camelot Betrayal is one the most anticipated release of this year. I still remember, after finishing the first installment of the series- The Guinevere Deception, I was eagerly looking forward to this one. And just as I expected this one did not disappoint me at all! The story continues from where it was left in the first book. We get to see Guinevere is still unsure of who she is and what her place is and who she can trust. She’s full of questions, yet surrounded by people who don’t seem to have any of the answers that she seeks.
The plot of the book was brilliant. I couldn’t be more happier with the way the story was planned. The pace was prefect! The plot was extraordinary! Every twist and turn was unexpected!
The characters were quite interesting as well. I liked the character developments throughout. It was quite smooth and well paced as well. Since I don’t wish to give away spoilers, I will not go into details about the characters. But trust me, the character are well portrayed and will leave an impact on you.
“That was the other lie of stories. Even if the story was told true, it never talked about what happened after the quest. About all the wounds–visible and otherwise– that lingered long after the neat close of the tale.”
Finally, the writing style was beautiful! The author builds up a whole new universe and world with her exceptional writing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award-winning author of the And I Darken trilogy, the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, Slayer, The Guinevere Deception, and many other novels. Kiersten lives with her family in sunny San Diego, California, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows.