Title: Searching for Arthur
Author: Donna Hosie
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published Date: June 8 2013
Buy it: Amazon
Legend tells of King Arthur, mortally wounded at the hand of the traitorous Mordred in the final battle of Camlann. Before he was taken to the magical Vale of Avalon, Arthur declared that one day he would return, when the kingdom of Logres was once more in need of his leadership. That day has now come. It is hard to make friends when you’re constantly on the move. Seventeen-year-old Natasha Roth’s father is a diplomat, and so her mother – who is paranoid about terrorists – has moved Natasha and her brother, Arthur, to their eighteenth house in seventeen years: Avalon Cottage, deep in the heart of a Welsh forest. Yet the terrorists are closer than they realize. While out running, Natasha falls into a hidden tomb and awakens the legendary knights of Camelot: young warriors who have been in an enchanted sleep for a thousand years. All have been waiting patiently for the return of Arthur from the mysterious land of Avalon. And now the knights are awake, they intend to reclaim their king. When Arthur goes missing, Natasha joins forces with his girlfriend, “Slurpy” Samantha, in order to look for him.
I loved, loved, loved this book! I found it on Goodreads and knew I had to read it when I read some of the reviews. Plus, who doesn’t like the Knights of the Round Table? Come on, now!
I had to search for this book. I own a Nook, but Barnes and Noble doesn’t have it. The library didn’t have it on ebook or in print. B&N did have it in print, but I found it in ebook format on Amazon. I had to decide whether I wanted to buy it without having a Kindle. Then I realized that I could download the Kindle App to my smartphone. So, I’m glad I did! It was great.
The characters in the book are great. I especially like one of the knights, Talan, the singer. Natasha ends up teaching him a “lady” Lady Gaga song. I can’t remember which one off the top of my head, but I was cracking up! As a writer, I try to have as many “hehehe” moments when I’m writing. I totally had a “hehehe” moment as I was reading, so I bet the author did, too!
The world is believable and it’s really nice to see the knights brought back into the 21st century. As the youngest child, I can totally relate to Natasha and her “Slurpy” hatred. It seems like girls always get in the way of time with our brothers. My brother is a lot older, so I really felt like that.
I can’t believe that when I was looking up the publisher it said that it’s basically a self published book. Or am I looking at that wrong? I should probably look that up…. But wow! I hope to be this awesome at writing my first book!
I can’t wait to read the next book in this trilogy. And then the next series after that. I’m hooked already. OH! And the ending. I made a terrible noise at the ending. Luckily I was in the car on my lunch break and no one heard me! I still keep tsking every once in awhile.