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Comic Review: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Lords of Avalon: Knight of Darkness

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Lord of Avalon: Knight of Darkness #1 Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Lords of Avalon : Knight of Darkness
by; Sherrilyn Kenyon

genre } authurian | fantasy
rating } parental advisory 


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”What happens to those who are suckles in bitterness and scorn? I’ll tell you what happens to such despised children… They learn to be beats. Not noble beasts, but cruel ones. I know because I am one of them.”

The world of best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s dark spin on the Arthurian mythos returns in this adaptation of the second book of the Lords of Avalon series! Varian duFey may be the son of evil Adonai sorceress Narishka duFey, but he turned his dark heritage to the side of good, acting as Avalon’s most deadly assassin. Though hated and mistrusted by the other knights whose cause he shares, when someone begins killing Grail Knights, Merlin sends her darkest knight on a quest that leads him directly to his mother’s door… and to a hag named Merewyn, who is more than she seems.

Why did I pick it up?
Arthurian genre is one of my guilty pleasures... hence this would naturally be one of the books I would pick up. Then again, it’s one of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s work

My 2 ¢ ♠♠♠♠♠I was looking for something to read to feed my in between reads, and this look interesting since I am in the Arthurian mood. It began beautifully, graphics wise and plots wise. The comic began with a bit of a background to Varian DuFey, who has a sad background, if you ask me. He is the son of Lancelot du Lac (Yes *the* knight) and Narishka du Fey. Works for Merlin (another Merlin – who happens to be a female)

The plot is actually wonderful and engaging. Gentle graphics (yes.. it’s hard to explain why I said that.. but gentle is how I can sum the graphics and colors up.) Engaging read and easy to sinks in. Language is so far clean but pretty much for the advance level readers. If you wish to understand the back story of this comic series, yes you have to know your Arthurian literature.

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Lord of Avalon: Knight of Darkness #1 Sherrilyn Kenyon's Lord of Avalon: Knight of Darkness #1

date released } december 3, 2008
edition } marvel publishing, inc (24 Pages)
acquisition } borrowed

A knight has been murdered and Varian DuFey has been assigned by Aquila Penmerlin (Merlin) to investigate the matter. In the other hand his mother, Narishka DuFey, who disowned him when he was a baby, wants to enlist him to be one of her knights.





***Watch this space for the next several follow-ups***

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  1. Oooh, that looks like a great read!

    Kay
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