Cursed by Thomas Wheeler is a YA Fantasy Retelling based on King Arthur!
“Soon to be a Netflix original series!
The Lady of the Lake is the true hero in this cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur created by Thomas Wheeler and legendary artist, producer, and director Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Night Returns, Sin City). Featuring 8 full color and 30 black-and-white pieces of original artwork by Frank Miller.
Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King.
But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen?
Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave…
That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing power within her can think of little else.
Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny.
But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade.”
Published: 1 October 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Retelling
How I Read It: eARC requested from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.
I wasn’t too impressed with this book.
I was excited when I read that it was a twist on King Arthur as I’m a huge fan of history. But unfortunately, I didn’t really see the connection.
If I were to view it more as a YA standalone fantasy, I would say that it was a decent read and was a rather quick plot as a whole. The characters were more of the typical YA personalities with the hidden magic and powerful actions leading to an overruling plot twist.
But it wasn’t something that WOWED me in any way, and in fact, just felt ‘typical.’
So it was an iffy one to rate, but I ended up giving it a lower 3 out of 5 stars.
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