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Title: The Emerald Fairy and the Dragon Knight

Author: Jennifer Ivy Walker

Genre: Paranormal fantasy medieval romance

Book Blurb:

Wielding a trio of enchanted Elven weapons to battle a dark wizard and a legion of diabolical dwarves, Tristan is faced with the impossible choice between saving the woman he loves or defending his endangered kingdom. Inexplicably compelled to remain in the sacred forest where he hears the voice of her heart, the heir to the throne of Cornwall incurs the wrath and scorn of his army when he decides to hunt for his captive mate.

Her verdant magic greatly enhanced by the mystical Morgane la Fée, Issylte must summon a coalition of Naiad nymphs and celestial fairies to destroy a nascent evil as she fights to reclaim her rightful crown.

When the Black Widow Queen unites with a malignant menace and a ghost from Tristan’s haunted past, the Emerald Fairy and the Dragon Knight must ally with a triad of shapeshifting warrior tribes to defeat a Viking Trident and defend their trinity of Celtic kingdoms.

Interwoven fates. Otherworldly mates. Destiny awaits.

My Review:

In the depths of darkness and evil, light and goodness emerge united to save three kingdoms. This is the final book of this trilogy, and it took my breath away. Merging fantasy, romance, Avalon, Viking, and medieval lore, Jennifer Ivy Walker takes the reader on a heart-stopping adventure. Everything you think you know from previous two books is wiped away as the truth is revealed. The Emerald Fairy and the Dragon Knight is medieval fantasy romance at its best with characters that’ll make you weep, despise, and adore. I couldn’t put this book down. Even after I finished reading, I’m still thinking about it.

The heart of the book is the characters, especially Tristan and Issylte. Their love binds them, and no one can break that bond. I’ve read the characterization and growth of these main characters over the course of all three books. Its complexity shows the author’s gift for storytelling. The cast of characters is large but each one plays an important role in the plot.

The world-building and descriptive narration work together to create an irresistible reading experience. The world-building is immense with intricate characteristics which make the reader a part of the story. In my professional opinion, the world-building is equal to the works of Tolkien and other greats in the fantasy genre.

What makes this book stand out from the rest is the writing. Jennifer Ivy Walker makes you want to stay in her book, to savor just a little longer, and that is rare these days. Don’t take my word for it. Go and experience it for yourself. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Enthralled with legends of medieval knights and ladies, dark fairy tales and fantasies about Druids, wizards and magic, Jennifer Ivy Walker always dreamed of becoming a writer. She fell in love with French in junior high school, continuing her study of the language throughout college, eventually becoming a high school teacher and college professor of French.

As a high school teacher, she took her students every year to the annual French competition, where they performed a play she had written, "Yseult la Belle et Tristan la Bête"--an imaginative blend of the medieval French legend of "Tristan et Yseult" and the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast", enhanced with fantasy elements of a Celtic fairy and a wicked witch.

“The Emerald Fairy and the Dragon Knight”—the conclusion of “The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven” trilogy--is a blend of her love for medieval legends, the romantic French language, and paranormal fantasy. It is a paranormal fantasy adaptation of the medieval legend of "Tristan et Yseult" (Tristan and Isolde), interwoven with Arthurian myth, dark fairy tales from the enchanted Forest of Brocéliande, and otherworldly elements such as Avalonian Elves, Druids, forest fairies and magic.

Explore her realm of Medieval French Fantasy. She hopes her novels will enchant you.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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