Yes, I’ve been hoovering this series. Do you like Arthurian legends? Do you want to figure out how a romance novelist wrote a book with Midas, the guy who can’t touch anyone, as a romantic lead? Of course you do.
Plot: Guinevere Pendragon is deeply fucked. Her husband, Arthur, is dead, and a Scarecrow made out of vicious birds is trying to steal her kingdom and doing it pretty easily. Good thing she knows where to run – the only person in Camelot with enough power and resources to stand up against the Scarecrow’s powers. Of course, Midas is Bad, and instantly recognizes her as his True Love on sight. Only vulnerability isn’t something that comes easily to somehow obsessed with power. Shenanigans ensue.
In Gannon’s third novel in the series, she takes everything that was great about the previous books – the humour, the banter, fast action, the diabetic sweetness of the characters, and amps it up to 11.
The world is opened up beyond the Four Kingdoms and we learn that the people of Camelot had perpetuated a genocide (I swear, the book is funny) against another species, judging them as quickly and harshly as they judge people born Bad. It explores with surprising nuance how people born to power in a place that has committed unspeakable crimes should behave. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t involve pretending the bad stuff didn’t happen or that it wasn’t their fault so they won’t do anything.
At its core, this book is all about loneliness and the magic of found family in all its forms. I lost sleep finishing this thing because I couldn’t put it down. I bet you won’t be able to either. And as with the others, it is available on Kindle Unlimited. Why are you still reading this? Go!