The Du Lac Chronicles – My Review!!
When I read the blurb for The Du Lac Chronicles by Mary Anne Yarde, I figured I had to read the book. After all, who isn’t interested in Lancelot’s offspring!
Synopsis (from the author):
“It is dangerous to become attached to a du Lac. He will break your heart, and you will not recover.” So prophesies a wizened healer to Annis, daughter of King Cerdic of Wessex. If there is truth in the old crone’s words, they come far too late for Annis, who defies father, king, and country to save the man she loves.
Alden du Lac, once king of Cerniw, has nothing. Betrayed by Cerdic, Alden’s kingdom lies in rubble, his fort razed to the ground and his brother Merton missing, presumably dead. He has only one possession left worth saving: his heart. And to the horror of his few remaining allies, he gives that to the daughter of his enemy. They see Annis, at best, as a bargaining chip to avoid war with her powerful father. At worst, they see a Saxon whore with her claws in a broken, wounded king.
What I liked:
My favorite part of the story was the extension of the Arthur legend and Lancelot’s descendants. In addition, weaving historical figures (like Natanleod) against the backdrop of the story lent an authentic air to the tale. Annis’ character was believable, and Alden suffered enough to engender sympathy. The story itself was an entertaining one and full of intrigue, court politics, romance, and sacrifice. If you like historical fantasy fiction, check out this one!
What I didn’t like:
About the only thing I didn’t like was Annis’ continual fear of Alden leaving. Despite his pledge not to leave her, she lapsed back into the fear. For me, it was almost whining and that was a distraction. Despite the distraction, though, I enjoyed the book.
The Du Lac Chronicles is an excellent story with good characters, intrigue, and sacrifice. Although the book had a predictable ending, I enjoyed this book! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a bit of fantasy, a lush historical backdrop, and a great story!
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