"Exciting Merlin's Descendants tale"
Since the time of Merlin, the Pendragons have been charged
with keeping Britain safe from her enemies. Drake
Pendragon is the present head of the family and the
society of magical practitioners; however King George III,
unfamiliar with the British heritage, does not believe in
the power of the Pendragon. Drake's sister Georgina,
unwilling to stay a helpless female, runs away and hires
herself as a mercenary to England's enemies.
Her brother suffers from ill health and relies on his
distant cousin Dr. Millen Marlowe who has the ear of the
king. Marlowe wants to bring his eldest who was killed in
the colonies back to life but to do that he must enter the
archives that are heavily guarded by wards. Another son
Barclay, a soldier in King George's army in the New World,
has summoned a demon to cause chaos; when the time is
right, he will grab he power his father covets. Georgina
fights for the rights of the people who choke under
English rule while across the sea; her cousin Emily does
her best to keep Marlowe and his minions in check. A
magical battle looms and if the forces of good lose,
England will dissolve into chaos.
The fifth book in Merlin's Descendants retains the
freshness and excitement as the previous books contained.
Georgina would be more at home in the twenty-first century
with her ideas of women's rights but her love for the
mortal Major Roderick Whythe keeps her grounded and happy
and he is wise enough to give her the freedom she needs.
Irene Radford uses actual historical events and
intertwines then with the Pendragon magic to create a
fascinating and riveting tale.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted March 14, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007