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The Du Lac Chronicles by Mary Anne Yarde
I read it as an: ebook
Source: my own library
Length: 319 pp
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Not really an Arthurian legend, more Arthurian-adjacent. It featured Alden du Lac, the son of a certain Lancelot du Lac. Set in the 5th century, it takes actual historical events and people and superimposes an Arthurian spin on them in a believable and not-grating way. I hate when authors take real events and fuck them up or change them and make it inaccurate, but that is NOT the case here. This was historically accurate as far as the events and people, inasmuch as it could be, and was a fun story.
I loved the characters. Alden was tormented and uncertain. His younger brother Merton is just plain old fun, but also flawed and broken. Annis is learning to be a woman unto herself and find her own value. These are not perfect people, nor would I like them much if they were written as such. This was a wonderful read and I am looking forward to the next in the series.