The Forest of Adventures and Immortal Beloved (The Knight Trilogy) – Katie M John

“For seventeen year old Mina Singer, falling in love with an Arthurian Knight on a white horse was never part of the plan – especially being that she’s an ordinary college girl living in the twenty first century. 

As Mina finds herself catapulted into a land she believed only existed in the bedtime stories of her childhood, she soon discovers that Fairyland is not quite as innocent as she imagined. 

The question is…who will come out alive?”

Other than liking the synopsis, one of the reasons I bought this eBook is the cover, it just looks so peaceful and serene and as you know I’m a sucker for a good cover.

When I started reading the story I have to admit I felt a bit confused about what was actually happening and why.  The story is based on Arthurian legends and follows Mina, a typical British college student who finds herself inexplicably falling in love with the new boy.  What she doesn’t know is that he is a Knight of The Realm and falling for him is about to take her to places she never thought possible.

I felt that Mina wasn’t as surprised as she should have been to discover The Realm, she didn’t seem at all shocked or confused which I found hard to believe.  The Realm itself is written in a magical and mysterious way and the descriptions made it easy for me to picture the places that I was reading about.

It was an exciting read with lots of adventure but there were funny parts too, I found myself laughing at the way Mina’s mum gave her a lecture about her choice in boys near the end of the story.  I thought the ending was very sad, I really felt for Mina and this just made me more keen to read the next book in the trilogy.

 “THIS TIME IT’S UP TO THE DAMSEL TO RESCUE HER KNIGHT! 

Forced apart by fate, Mina Singer tries to piece together her broken heart. Little does she know that Blake’s quest with Morgan Le Faye is placing his in a terrible and mortal danger. 

Amongst the demon haunted monuments of Egypt, dark and terrifying rituals are being resurrected, and Sir Blake Beldevier is forced to embark on his most horrifying quest yet – one which no other mortal has survived. 

How far would you travel for the one you love? What dangers would you endure?”

I enjoyed the first book but this one was definitely my favourite, there was even more action and adventure in this one and I felt I could keep up with what was happening more easily in this story. The only thing that I didn’t prefer was the cover, although after reading the story I can see why it is relevant but I just personally preferred the first.

At the beginning of the book you can feel Mina’s overwhelming sadness screaming out at you through the pages, she feels so lost and alone and I think that her feelings were written really well for me to be able to feel it too.

Mina travels to Egypt in this story and I loved the in depth descriptions of where she is and the people she meets.  I also enjoyed reading from Blake’s perspective, this made me feel like I knew him better than I did in the first book.

This is such an imaginative story and if you can get completely lost in it you are taken to some really magical, and sometimes dark, places.

I will warn you that this book ends on an almighty cliffhanger – noooooooooooo was my exact reaction when I got to the last page, it really is going to be difficult to wait for the next book.

An adventurous, romantic story that makes you wonder what else is out there!

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