Author: Realm Lovejoy
Genre: YA Fantasy
Inspired by one of the greatest legends of all time…
Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.
Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.
Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.
But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.
Realm Lovejoy’s modern Arthurian series features one of literature’s most complicated and powerful female figures.Henge is the first book in the LE FAY series, and—like Morgan le Fay’s magic—it is sure to dazzle and amaze.
In this modern retelling of the legend of King Arthur, the world is divided – some people are regular, others have magic abilities. Morgan Le Fay is one of the latter. She uses fire magic, and goes to a tournament without her father’s consent. Her father despises court and magic after what happened to her Mom, and he wants to keep Morgan as far away from that as possible. But when Morgan almost wins the competition, she gets chosen for Arthur’s Round, and gets to participate in a competition along with other talented magicians. The winner will become the next Maven – Morgan’s lifelong dream. But she struggles figuring out who to trust, especially when someone seems out to push her out of the competition, and even threatens her life.
This is a lovely, entertaining YA fantasy novel. The author has an unique, engaging writing style. The characters are lively and vivid. Morgan is awesome from start to end, and easy to relate to. Teenagers will love it, and adults probably will too.