Author: Thomas Wheeler
Release Date: October 1st, 2019
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My Review: I feel very meh about this one. I was very excited to read a King Arthur retelling because I adore the story. This one however, fell very flat for me. I didn’t connect with any of the characters which made me disinterested in the story as a whole. The extreme violence was also off putting and it felt unnecessary and unpleasant. Overall I would pass on this one and check out the series when it comes out on Netflix instead.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*