I had problems getting into this book. I spent the entire time I had trying my best to finish it, but was only able to make it to chapter 8. The idea of the book is a very interesting one, and I liked where it could’ve gone, had I been able to get into it. I don’t feel that I should give Alexis Morgan a bad review, just because Her Knights Quest was no my cup of tea. I just don’t think that would be fair. Maybe if I’d read My Lady Mage, prior to trying to read this, I might not have had problems with it, I just don’t know. It could also be the way Ms. Morgan seems to jump from one set of characters to another.
Duncan is a knight who would much rather be a scholar. Lady Lavinia is the abbess who Duncan must convince to let him have access to the abbey’s library. They are both trying to fight the powerful Duke Keirthan. I do know that Duncan is one of the Damned, and has only so long to complete each quest assigned to him. The only way to break his cursed state is to find love. I am not going to give up on trying to finish this book, as I feel it might be worth it in the end, though I will probably read My Lady Mage before trying to finish Her Knights Quest.
They are cursed by the gods, and war is their salvation. Love is their deliverance.
For centuries, five legendary warriors have braved battles shoulder to shoulder. But now they must divide and conquer as lone champions against evil.
Duncan, a scholar at heart, is drawn to an isolated abbey rumored to hold the answers to countering the terror unleashed by Duke Keirthan. Inside the cloistered walls lies the hidden collection of forbidden lore on dark magic. But the real key to the salvation Duncan seeks—both for the people of Agathia and his soul—is the abbess herself, Lady Lavinia. Hunted by the duke, who seeks to harvest her powers, Lavinia knows Duncan wants to help her. But can she trust the tortured warrior with her secrets?
In the end, it is only by joining forces that they can save not only those they are sworn to protect but each other.