Sunday, April 14, 2013

I am Morgan Le Fay (review)

3/5 stars

I'm going to be honest with you, there are so many incarnations of the King Arthur's legend I'm really not sure what is the historically accurate version anymore.  Obviously I'm going to have to remedy that.  I am Morgan Le Fay (Goodreads | Amazon) is another look at that often adapted story, only this book is told from the perspective of a young Morgan.

It's actually a pretty enjoyable book.  Nothing about it stands out as exceptional, but I enjoy a good Camelot story as much as the next person.  Morgan is an interesting character.  She's neither hero nor villain in this story, just a young girl who's selfish, jealous and powerful.  Morgan longs for her mother's love. Unfortunately her mother seems more interested in her son Arthur, thus planting the seeds of Morgan's jealousy.  She's not all bad.  She cares deeply for those she loves, even if it's a selfish sort of love she has good intentions.  But things just do not go Morgan's way, ever.

Overall I liked this book.  Would listen to/read more in this series.

Pretty standard narration that doesn't harm the book.  Unfortunately brings emphasis to just how whiney Morgan is as a character (but the character is whiney so what should the narrator do?).  Biggest problem was when the book would go from normal talking to whispering.  In order to understand the whispers you'd need to keep the volume so high it hurts your ears.  It really should be much more even level sound-wise.  I'm not sure if this was an acting or sound production problem, but it was a problem.

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