What happened to Arthur, King of the Britons, after he was allegedly killed on the battlefield?
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About the Book
The New Land
Tales of Avalon Book One
by Daisy Bourne
Published 21 November 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 117
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What happened to Arthur, King of the Britons, after he was allegedly killed on the battlefield? Legend has it that Merlin, the mighty sorcerer, put the king’s body in a boat and set it sail for a mysterious place called Avalon. However, many Britons refused to accept that Arthur was really dead: instead believing that Merlin had taken the king to a place of safety. There have been many theories as to the whereabouts of Avalon, but none proved to be accurate.
The New Land is the first book in the Tales of Avalon series. It tells the story of how Arthur, magical beings, and other Britons, who feared for their lives, sought refuge in a far-off land. They hoped their new home would be a place where magical beings and humans could live together in peace and harmony. Did the travellers find the new life they so desired? Well, they certainly found a land full of surprise and adventure.
The Avalonians soon find that they have to form new and unusual alliances in order to protect themselves against an unexpected enemy.
If you like stories about witches, wizards, fairies, elves, giants, and unicorns, you will enjoy this book.
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My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to The New Land by Daisy Bourne as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Rachel’s Random Resources. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
What happened to King Arthur after he supposedly died in battle? Well, in a word, parenthood.
This is a charming, funny, quick read all about an aging King Arthur (and an aging Merlin) and the next generation. We get to follow Arthur’s son Edward as he comes into his own as the world’s next great hero, and as he falls deeply in love with a woman who Arthur and Merlin think is below his station.
I had a lot of fun reading this one and I read it all in one sitting. It’s light, it’s fun, and it’s an interesting fresh continuation on the classic Arthurian legend. If you’re into easy reads and King Arthur, definitely check this one out.
About the Author
Daisy Bourne was born in England, in 1917. Nothing much is known about her real parents, except that their lives were changed dramatically by the First World War. At the age of six, Daisy was unofficially adopted by a farmer and his wife. They changed her name and took her to Canada. There are several similarities between the real Daisy Bourne and her namesake in this book. To a small child, Canada, with its heavy snowfalls, huge forests, and grizzly bears, must indeed have seemed like some kind of new world. Although Daisy loved Canada and the farm on which she lived, she was not happy and ran away. She returned to England at the age of 16. In later life, she took up farming again. She also enjoyed her garden and preserving much of its produce. This is where the similarities between the real Daisy and the character in this book end. I am proud to use my mother’s birth name as a pseudonym when writing the Tales of Avalon series. My ambition is to one day write the story of the real Daisy Bourne. In the meantime, I shall work to complete the other seven books in the Tales of Avalon series
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