Saturday, May 22, 2010

Review: Ms. Pendragon

Ms. Pendragon
By: Michele Lang
ISBN: 1933874368 (9781933874364)
Series: The Sacred Circle
  1. Ms. Pendragon
  2. Mists of Manhattan
  3. Uptown Avalon (Coming soon)
Summary from Google Books:
Gwen is a high-powered New York attorney, who finds herself summoned back to Camelot by Merlin to fulfill her destiny. Both Lancelot and the evil Mordred stand in her way, but that's nothing in comparison to the complicated feelings she encounters with her ex-husband: Arthur.

I have nothing but good things to say about this book. It is an excellent retelling of the original story. Michele Lang brought the past familiar characters into characters we know in the here and now. She also modernized the story through her changes of their names, mannerisms that are both old and new, as well as giving them modern jobs. The fact that she made Gwen a lawyer was particularly amusing. As far as these new characters compared with their older counterparts, Michele Lang made them stronger and more rounded.

In regard to the way she writes, she is awesome! She drops you in the her world and has you learning about it as the characters do. This is definitely one of the most important elements of any book, if you can't feel for the characters than the story is hollow. You will love and hate some of the characters. Her humor is deadly! Be prepared for strange looks when you laugh out loud.

When I finished this book I was craving the next!
You will need to know how this story ends.
Overall this book gets a 5.


Beth Negri said...

BahGlenn said...
(Oops probably should have commented on this one first.) I've heard such good things about the author through you, so I know shes got to be good to satisfy your pallette. Do other mythical things make way into her version King Arthur's legend? Magic, dragons, etc.? Another sweet/short review.
May 21, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Beth Negri said...

Beth said...
You will have to read it to find out! :D
May 21, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Beth Negri said...

BahGlenn said...
LoL, well played Beth....well played. Here's hoping it does have magic & stuff.
May 22, 2010 at 4:37 AM