Saturday, November 8, 2014
Book Review: The Forgotten Knight
By Emilie DeRitter
Outskirts Press, 2014
English, 228 pgs
Sir Christopher of Calidore has had better days. He has no kingdom to defend, he is locked in a curse, and then he found himself swimming a moat and battling a wizard - all to rescue the most spoiled princess in Christendom. Now, he and his companion, a mysterious sorceress who was once advisor to his former liege, are escorting the opinionated princess home. Along the way, they are forced to battle evil and help those they find in need. With a little assistance from some strange friends during their journey, they struggle to find a way to change their destinies, break the curse that binds them together and reclaim their lives.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author for the purpose of this review.
For a first novel, this is outstanding. It is an adventure with humor and a touch of romance. The characters are so well developed. Ms. DeRitter has done a fantastic job of conceiving a "fairy tale" land and characters. I kinda wish it didn't end as it did so there would be more from the story in the future, but it is a satisfactory ending. The only thing it was missing for me was a map so I could visualize the journey. I particularly enjoyed the ogre and dragon cave parts.
The book is available through Amazon.