The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven

Jennifer Ivy

HISTORICAL: When King Donnchadh marries his new Queen, Morag, Issylte doesn’t expect that it would lead to her being forced to leave her home, and possibly never see her father again. Finding refuge with a fairy witch, Issylte learns the magic of the forest. As time goes on, she must choose between being a healer or saving the kingdom. Tristan, a Knight, struggles to get over his past. He will do anything to defend his King and kingdom from the evil that threatens it. As he and Issylte find their attraction to one another deepening, their passion becomes something neither of them can ignore. Fate seems to have big plans for Issylte and Tristan, and their journey is not going to be an easy one.

This is an Arthurian type story with a lot of references to Camelot and the story of King Arthur and the Round Table. What is a little complicated are the pronunciation of the names. Some readers may find it difficult and it can take away from the overall flow of the book. The way the book intertwines with the legends of King Arthur is awesome, and for fans of it, it’s a real treat. Jennifer Ivy Walker has created a world that readers will lose themselves in, and characters they will root for until the very last page. “The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven” is overall a fascinating and well written book that has a lot of potential. It will be interesting to see where the series goes from here.

Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick