Monday, March 4, 2024

Audio Book Review: Blackbird Rising by Keri Arthur

Blackbird Rising (The Witch King's Crown, #1)Blackbird Rising by Keri Arthur
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh this is a great start to an Arthurian remix with an Urban Fantasy feel with witches in a current time. Nicely done. I like how the old staples of the tale are present in this story...the sword, crown, Lady of the Lake, and magic. There is mention of others that relate in their positions here in the book.

There is someone trying to claim the sword of power... an heir that's further down the line. But to do so, they need to remove those that could be before them in the line. Gwen and Mo, her grandmother, is trying to figure out who and stop the demons that are after Gwen along with save those on the list that could be next. Family to Gwen. And keep her twin brother safe and away.

The Blackbirds are involved in protecting the direct line of heirs. One, Lucas, crosses paths with Gwen, wanting to talk to her brother. And while waiting for him to return from Holiday, he helps Gwen fight the demons. Gwen sees there's more to them being together than lust. There could be history, and a destiny....

I felt there was a good amount of details shared of the lineage and different families tied to the throne. I want to know it all and track it for myself! lol. There's much unknown there too as family bibles have been missing for generations.

There's fighting and feeling like behind the eight ball as Gwen, Mo, and Luc try to figure out what is happening and why. And putting the slivers of information they have together to get ahead for once. It's hard.

I really like learning the history created in this story, the magic used, and the budding relationship.

Katherine Littrell is the narrator for this series as well. Nice! She does a very nice job with the works.

I'll be moving on to the audiobook of the next book in this trilogy.

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