This review is going to be short, because I feel like this is one of those, it is what it is stories. You love it for what it was, or you don’t. I fall into the first group, I really love Arthurian tales and I think the author did a wonderful job of capturing a girl on the verge of womanhood. I also think Sandell’s characters were very vivid and focused, if you will, surprisingly so since it was written in verse.
The characters and the relationship between Elaine and the men of the round table, as well as Elaine and Gwynivere, are the strongest point of this story. I look forward to reading another of her books to see if she continues this trend without the sway of epic poetry as the backbone.