“A chance to save her. Improbably, impossibly, inconceivably.”
Alfred Fitzwilliam spends each day in much the same way: caring for his
terminally ill wife and trying to lose himself in the dusty tomes that
fill his library. Everything changes when he receives a visit from a man
representing a clandestine organization operating with the backing of
Queen Victoria herself. The group seeks his aid in finding an Arthurian
artifact that, legend holds, can cure its bearer of any wound or
Skeptical but desperate to help his wife, Alfred is
convinced that the fabled item might actually exist after witnessing a
seemingly impossible display of power by the organization's leader,
James Nigel. He decides to pursue the treasure, accompanied by an
eccentric scholar, a deadly druid, and his best friend, a sardonic
bookseller who is far more than he seems. As he follows an arcane trail
of clues from the gas-lit streets of London to the wilds of Scotland and
deep into ancient catacombs in Italy, Alfred becomes enmeshed in a web
of hidden agendas, secret societies, and ancient enchantments. Along the
way, he learns a dark secret about Nigel’s past—and the true power of
the artifact he seeks.
Steeped in a compelling mythology and
filled with unexpected twists, The Camelot Shadow will leave readers
stunned, breathless, and wrestling with an impossible question: what do
you do with an object that has the power to both save the world and
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https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1291029717 4 STARS
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.
This book was so sad. Hmmm, maybe I shouldn't have started off with
that :) The sad things are the people that die and the fact that Alfred
is looking to cure his wife Ellen. Poor man almost drinks himself to
An evil man named Nigel and somewhat normal people come
to Alfred saying his wife can be cured if he helps them find Excalibur.
Yep, that's what I said. They say it has the healing abilities to cure
his wife, so even though Alfred is skeptical, he is on this crusade like
a dog with a bone!
Some of my favorite characters were Trusty John, Will and Stephen.
loved the atmosphere of the book, all of the background the author put
into the book. I felt like I was in Alfred's library at times or outside
looking in from the beautiful grounds that I imagined.
were even some undead in the book :) I thought that was a really good
edition to the story. Ok, I have to add a **SPOILER** Especially when
Trusty John kills one of the bad guys and remarks he guesses he will
have to kill him again when he gets brought back as a zombie and has to
fight him all over again. :)
The Epilogue is both comical and sad at the same time. I hope Alfred gets better.
story is very rich in history of Camelot or more so Arthur, Merlin and
the gang. I enjoyed it and I look forward to any more books from this