Holy cliffhanger, Batman. And this is why I don‘t normally read books in a series until they‘re all out.
Holy cliffhanger, Batman. And this is why I don‘t normally read books in a series until they‘re all out.
Very well narrated! Fascinating era. I liked the idea of the clash between Christianity and paganism, I wish there had been more development of that theme. I loved the natural descriptions and there are passages of very sensitive & lyrical writing. I also appreciated the feminine perspective - I was worried it was going to contain long descriptions of men fighting battles. I had to 🙄 over the romance & sex scenes.
I loved this historical fiction set in 6th century Wales. Lots of drama - conflicts between the Old Ways and the new Christians, good detail about the times, and a decent love story. Recommended!
Yesterday wrapped up the last reading segment for the #literarycrew ‘s #buddyread . If you‘re still reading - no worries! If you have some overall thoughts to share, please share them below. Personally, I became so captivated with this story that I cannot wait for book two to be published! I‘m also checking #NetGalley frequently to see if an ARC is released for it.
I‘m tagging potential reads for the next round in the comments. What‘s your vote??
This is book one of an eventual trilogy, based on ancient Scottish history, with connections to the Merlin legend. It took me some time to get into the rhythm of the narrative, but once I did, I was hooked. Rich in detail, this story follows Langoureth, a daughter of a Scottish king, who becomes enmeshed in the religious struggles between the “Old Way” and Christianity. It will be so hard to wait for book two to come out! #LiteraryCrew #buddyread
Stayed up til 4am reading this! 😳 It really sucks you in, and it's been pretty much all I've wanted to read this weekend. Obviously I won't hit 24 hours, but I'd be happy if I get to 18! #24B4Monday #Readathon #Scarathlon #TeamStoker #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead
I love this idea, @Cinfhen ! Here‘s my #WeeklyForecast ...
Very ambitious, but I reserve the right to change my mind. A few are partial reads; I‘ll finish the tagged book this week and begin November Road for #BOTMBuddyread . The Secret Adversary is a re-read for #agathachristieclubr2 . I‘m devoting 10/31 to The Sentence is Death.
Faceless Killers (ebook to finish)
The Seine (e-ARC to finish)
A Deadly Grind (audiobook for the car)
It‘s the last week for #LiteraryCrew ‘a #buddyread of the tagged book! I‘ve enjoyed seeing everyone‘s posts, and depending upon how things go, I‘m hoping to finish the readings up today.
Over the last few readings, I‘ve really grown to enjoy the story. It took me awhile to get into the rhythm of the telling, but now I‘m really hooked. It will be hard to wait until next summer for book two!
Any thoughts to share for last week‘s reading?
Was terribly sick today. Apparently I caught whatever my poor baby had, which developed into yet another double ear infection. 😞 So I'm starting off the weekend with lots of minty chest rub, hot tea, and our #literarycrew #buddyread book, hoping to get a good start on the #24B4Monday #Readathon! #TeamStoker #Scarathlon
Yesterday began Week Six of this #literarycrew #buddyread . I‘m nearly finished with the week five segment - the last couple weeks have been amazingly busy and stressful, so very limited reading time! Any thoughts on the week five segment? Personally, I‘m riveted by the clash of religions. What a fascinating, yet scary period!
Playing catch up on the #literarycrew #buddyread this morning, and I came across this passage. I love quotes that speak to me, especially when I need them right at that moment!
“‘A wise woman realizes this. She keeps her heart as full in times of pain as she does in times of good fortune. This is because her heart is full of trust.‘
...‘We are meant to live our stories whether it pains us or no.‘l
They really shouldn‘t put the holds on the shelf next to new releases! Lol
I missed posting this on Sunday! We‘re on to Week 5 of the latest #LiteraryCrew #buddyread . I‘ve enjoyed seeing everyone‘s posts and reading the reviews of those who have finished. I‘m behind in the readings, so I really hope to catch up by the weekend. Anyone care to share anything about the week 4 segment, or even a comment in general about the book?
Enjoyed this read enough to start digging through the history books/websites to learn more about the time, setting, and real life people this story was spun around. After the initial character development which was a bit slow but needed, I found myself not wanting to put it down.
We‘re moving into the middle part of the book this week! Any thoughts on the third week‘s readings? For me, now that I‘m into the rhythm of the narrative, I flew through this section. So many emotions in this part! I‘m really feeling for our heroine. #literarycrew #buddyread
Finished this one well ahead of our #LiteraryCrew schedule. I was enjoying too much to put it down. Great characters, and I loved how it brings to life a period and place in history (6th century Scotland) that almost never features in historical fiction. I think the next two books in the trilogy will feature more about the Merlin legend, and I‘m very much looking forward to them! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I finally had a chance to start this book yesterday, and I've already finished it today! I absolutely LOVED this book. It's completely my kind of immersive historical fiction. I will definitely read more from this author. #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead @Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver
Sunday night plans: my book and a bowl of freshly baked apple crisp 🍎🍁🍂. I am so ready for fall!
Feeling like fall on this cozy Sunday morning. Finally got a good night‘s sleep in my own bed after house sitting for the past week. Lit a fall candle and listening to the rain fall outside while I sip on coffee, eat some scones, and dive into this week‘s chapters of The Lost Queen. Happy Sunday Littens 💜
Other than a change in my choice of mug, today‘s Litsy post looks remarkably similar to last night‘s. Hopefully I read more than five pages this time!
Just yesterday I was lamenting the fact that I none of the books I‘m currently reading have fully captured my attention. I obviously have just not been reading the right book! This is a buddy read with the #literarycrew that I started this morning. I love it! I‘m already on part two.
PS @LeahBergen I‘m drinking Tealish chocolate strawberry black tea. It‘s one of the few flavoured teas that I enjoy. It‘s delish 😋
Our latest #LiteraryCrew #buddyread starts Sunday! Can‘t wait to dive into this chunky book.
Use the above timeline as a suggestion for reading - read as much or as little as you‘d like during the buddy read. Use the listed tags and tag the co-hosts @CouronneDhiver and @Librarybelle in your posts.
Looking forward to another great buddy read!
Announcing the suggested timeline for the #LiteraryCrew ‘s next #buddyread . This time, we‘re traveling back to 6th-century Scotland in the first in a projected trilogy. It‘s a long one! You can follow along with the schedule or read ahead...whatever works for you! We‘re pretty low key.Just post with the listed hashtags and tag the hosts, so we can follow along with your posts! Join in, and let us know! I‘m tagging those who‘ve expressed interest.
I‘m posting this now, with suggested reading timeline to follow later, as the next #LiteraryCrew #buddyread selection. This one had a lot of interest when I posted some suggestions about a month ago, so we‘ll read this next! A bit of a departure for us, as this goes back way in history to 6th century Scotland. First in a trilogy, this one looks at the sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin. Interested in joining? Comment below!
“We might not always have the chose we would like. But we always have a choice.”
How very true!! I‘m liking this book a lot so far. I belong to “just the right book”. I wasn‘t thrilled with this pick at doesn‘t, as I do not read many fantasy novels. This one is proving me wrong.
An Audible credit is burning a hole in my virtual pocket. I need recs!
This was a white lady guilty pleasure book for me, and I loved it. It‘s marketed as Outlander meets Mists of Avalon, but it seems way less racy than Outlander (based on what little I‘ve read & trailers I‘ve seen). So Outlander fans - don‘t get your hopes up here. This book is far more about political intrigue than burning romance. But if you‘re in for medieval women manipulating the patriarchy, check this out!
This book is AWESOME.
The writing is strong, the characters are realistic, the story is engrossing. The author‘s note is even excellent... Pike has taken what might be the truth behind the legend of Merlin and spun it into a beautiful historical fiction saga focused on his twin sister and her medieval smashing of the patriarchy.
The audio narration is fantastic, but I‘m so getting this book in print. Can‘t wait for the next book.
I‘m loving The Lost Queen, and it was super appropriate to be my dinner book date today. Cheers to International Women‘s Day!
This book has been good since the beginning, but holy buckets... I just listened to the chapter with the pagan midsummer festival twice because it‘s amazingly gorgeous. 😍
I have a feeling I will be buying a hard copy of this book, but the audio is so good. The narrator has a beautiful voice and Scottish accent.
I love Mists of Avalon and most narratives influenced by early British and Celtic mythology, so I was pretty much guaranteed to love this book. And it did not disappoint.
This is more of a straightforward historical novel than Mists of Avalon, but it‘s very well done. And, like Mists, it centers in large part on the shift from the old gods and goddesses worshipped by the early peoples of Britain to Christianity. Overall, fascinating and lovely.
Oh I actually did a real review for this one and it's long so go to GR for that but I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this. It follows a forgotten queen from 6th century Scotland who was the twin of the man believed to have developed into the myth of Merlin.
If you like historical fictions where you can tell the author studied the FUCK of the time, place and people, you'll like this. Not fast paced but steady with lots of political and religious drama
I haven't really heard anything about this but it's medieval historical fiction which is kinda my jam and I'm still feeling the after effects of Sweet Black Waves so hopefully this will help