Avalon Dreams by Alexa Whitewolf
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There are plenty of Arthurian books out there, but Alexa Whitewolf does something different. Instead of giving us another story of the usual crew, we are introduced to a whole new world of characters. Don’t worry, these characters are still linked to the original legend, we simply take things in a different direction and follow unexpected lead characters to what we expect when hearing the term ‘Arthurian’.
With the story flickering between the now and the time of the legend, the details of this version of the Arthurian tale slowly come to light. We slowly come to understand the way things played out in this story, slowly watching as we come to understand the characters and the dangers they face. At the same time, we get to watch them move towards the danger in the modern day, at the same time we get to watch the romance develop across both timelines.
I’ll be honest and say I’m not a big fan of instalove, but with Avalon Dreams, it worked. Although it’s a big book and I’d imagined a slow burn romance, the instant connection between the characters and the way things played out between them was wonderful. The details slowly come to light, we get a push and pull, and the relationship between the two is vital to the story unfolding.
Trust me when I say a lot of story unfolds throughout. We’re introduced to so many things and are left with numerous questions come the end of the story. It’s a meaty book, but it keeps you hooked through and desperate for more of the Avalon Chronicles. You want more of the characters, answers to how things will play out, and will have plenty of theories of what will come next.
I’m super eager to dive into book two!
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