Monday, March 19, 2018

Review of Perilous by Mary-Jean Harris with GIVEAWAY!!

Long ago, during Archangel Lucifer’s attempt to usurp Heaven, he sequestered the angelic part of his spirit into a jewel. This spirit, after falling to Earth and becoming trapped in a chalice, later becomes known as the Sangreal, or the Holy Grail. Throughout its time on Earth, the Sangreal observes humanity and waits for an enlightened human to return it to Heaven. However, after a millennium passes, Lucifer decides to regain the Sangreal to make another attempt to conquer Heaven. In Britain in the Middle Ages, Lucifer conceives a son with a human woman who he plans to sway to retrieve the Sangreal. The boy is named Merlin. Michael too conceives a child with a human, a daughter named Nimue who he hopes will befriend Merlin and turn him away from evil. Although their powers and motivations are quite different, the lives of Merlin and Nimue converge with the Sangreal, initiating a legendary age with these half-Archangels working magic in the shadows. Yet Lucifer, as well those under his influence, threaten the Sangreal’s attempts to return to Heaven, along with imperiling the lives of countless others ensnared in his plots.

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* I was given a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review* 

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! I loved that it was written from the perspective of the Holy Grail. This aspect alone makes this novel a delightful read! Mary-Jean does a great job weaving traditional religious stories to the lore of Arthur and Merlin. This mix of storylines combines well and makes total sense in the story. Another thing I loved about this story is that it has some surprises I wasn't expecting, which is always a plus in my book! 

You don't need to be religious to enjoy this story. If you enjoy stories that are a little different and cause you to think then this would be a story for you. Since it is just a novella it makes for a quick, enjoyable read. 

Mary-Jean Harris is a Canadian author of young adult fantasy novels and short stories. She is writing the historical fantasy series The Soul Wanderers, the first book of which is Aizai the Forgotten. Mary-Jean also studies theoretical physics and has her Masters degree from the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. She loves to travel and explore old castles and ruins.


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