This show focuses on the mythology that I pulled from to add into my books, explaining what I took from the original myths, what I got rid of or changed, and what I added
This topic came up based on a post I saw on Facebook and I saw the need to expand on it. There's a lot of abuse in the black community, and it goes unreported and unresolved. I speak on my own past abuse and have my best friend Kitt on to speak on hers as well, and how that impacted us even today. This is a sensitive topic speaking on physical and sexual abuse. Some names may have been omitted and others may be stated blatantly because abusers don't deserve anonymity.
Podcast Episode 44: Book Review-The Sorcerer’s Guardian (Chronicles of Tournai Book 4) by Antonia Aquilante
Synopsis: Savarin honed his Talent through years of study, and to achieve his goal of becoming the most powerful and accomplished sorcerer in Tournai, he made magic his life. Among the wealthy and noble circles he moves in, no one would suspect the handsome, refined, arrogant sorcerer’s humble beginnings—which is how Savarin prefers it. He wants to be seen only as the man he’s made himself. When Tournai’s princes task Savarin with studying and strengthening the spells that protect the principality from magical attack, he is more than happy to do so. The spells are complex, centuries old, and exactly the type of puzzle Savarin is eager to solve. But to his annoyance, the princes insist Loriot accompany him on his journey.
Second son of a minor noble family, Loriot worked his way up the ranks of the royal guard to captain with single-minded determination and takes pride in his service to the crown. He must obey the prince’s orders to protect Savarin, despite believing his skills would be best used elsewhere and his wariness of magic. UnTalented himself, Loriot has learned not only the benefits of magic but also its potential for harm—and how to counter it. He still believes it’s best to avoid most magic entirely, which is difficult when he’s tasked with playing guard to a powerful sorcerer.
Loriot and Savarin clash repeatedly during their journey, but the simmering tension between them doesn’t only stem from their work, and passion develops into feelings neither expected. But Savarin must still secure Tournai’s magical barrier, and his only solution will endanger both him and the royal family.
Pretty much what the title says, I'm updating on everything going on with me currently.
Synopsis: Arthur grew up a peasant, but when he was fourteen, Excalibur chose him, and now as King Arthur, he must learn to play the game of royalty quickly…or suffer the consequences.
There was no reason for Arthur to think he would ever become king.
A peasant and son of a baker, Arthur grew up in the castle town of Camelot. When he attended the Choosing Ceremony, it was merely to see who would draw the Holy Sword, Excalibur—to see who would inherit the throne of the recently departed King Uther. He never expected the sword would choose him…
But it did.
Now, at the young age of fourteen, he has become King Arthur, and for all the power he has gained, he has made just as many enemies. Surrounded by the Knights of the Round Table, and led by the mysterious mage, Merlin, Arthur is grateful for his allies, though he would just as soon return to his old life. Surely, someone more worthy should be chosen as king.
Arthur is in the middle of chaos, a world where everyone wants more than they let on, where many hate the idea of a young boy with no noble background being crowned king; where cold stares and whispered words are just as sharp as an assassin’s blade.
As Arthur fends for his life, he must draw on the strength of his knights, especially fifteen-year-old Mordred, who becomes closer to him than the mere bounds of duty. He must become king, not just in name, but in his heart.
And he must do it quickly, because his enemies want more than just his crown…
Young King Arthur And The Round Table Knights releases on September 18, 2020!
Review: I had to take this one on because I love anything related to King Arthur and Merlin. I appreciated this so much. It's a new and different take on the legend, without betraying the core of who each of the characters are. It's a little different with the knights being so young and yet having such a strong sense of responsibility but it works. I wonder how much more the author will go into the legend, what will change and what might stay the same. I can't wait to read some more.
Drako is an author and blogger, writing paranormal romance and LGBT fiction and reading almost any genre to review.