Sunday, May 9, 2010

The King of Love


Title: The King of Love
Author: Emy Naso
Publisher: Renaissance Ebooks
Publisher URL: http://shop.renebooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60089-176-2
Genre: {M/F}/Historical, Erotic
Rating: 2.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Satyr Vael

Anharat is a Celtic princess who, like her fellow men and women, must defend her homelands when the Roman legions withdraw, leaving the tribes to fight the Saxons. Anharat soon gives birth to Artorius, a child of mystery who grows into one of the most beloved legends of ancient Britain: King Arthur.

The King of Love is a sweeping story of love, sex and brutality in a time when legends were born. While I loved the story itself--especially Naso's storyteller style--I had trouble with the technical aspects. The characters, the setting, the depth of detail--they all are woven beautifully in Naso's hands, but the editing leaves a lot to be desired.

There were many instances--even early on--with incorrect punctuation, incorrect spelling, incorrect possessives. The list goes on. I would like to say it didn't affect my enjoyment because of the time period (which is one I personally love), but it did. In the author's hands, the story comes to life in rich, enchanting prose. It just needed much better editing to make it a bit closer to perfect.

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