“IMO this is one series that has gotten better with each new book. I was expecting the series to end with this book ,so it was a nice surprise to find out that ,it looks like there will be one more. I enjoyed this book big time and was sorry when it ended.
Along with fantasy ,I love historical fiction and this book revolves around “Lionheart “ and his campaign in Normandy against King Philip . As he’s one of my favourite historical figures ,one that I have always admired ,this is an added bonus for me. I like the way that what started out as the story of Robin Hood has evolved using Alan Dale as the historical link.While Robin is not the main character in the book ,his presence still pervades the story. A secret Templar Order along with the obligitary grail quest are thrown in for good measure. Although I am all “grailed”out at this stage, having read so many books about the subject. Donald still manages to pull it off and weaves his own "grail plot " nicely into the overall story.
Donald has really brought the medieval era to life for me , and the use of Alan Dale to link all the historical characters and events works brilliantly.
IMO a great read ,probably the best of the series.”