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Ariane's life is complicated. Her mother suddenly disappeared two and a half years ago, she's trying to get used to living with her aunt after bouncing around a series of foster homes, and she's taking a lot of grief from the clique of "in" girls at school. To make matters even worse, now she's having strange dreams involving swords and knights and battles, and things seem to get weird whenever she touches water.
The weirdness comes to a head the morning the lake starts singing to her. Next thing she knows, she's underwater, talking to the Lady of the Lake of King Arthur fame (who turns out to be an ancestor), has acquired a nerdy sidekick, Wally, has been bestowed magical powers, and has been sent on a quest to find the five scattered shards of Excalibur before the powerful wizard Merlin, in his unsuspected modern-day guise, can get his hands on them. Can Ariane and Wally figure out how to use her new abilities to meet the challenge...or will they die trying?
"Every so often...a writer is skilled enough to utilize the stories of King Arthur and Camelot to significant effect. Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy is definitely on the list. So, too, is Song of the Sword, the impressive new YA novel from Regina writer Edward Willett...a taut, compelling narrative, well-drawn characters, and a keen sense of genuine peril and true wonder. It's a powerful, fun, engaging read, and it's the first of a series, so readers have much to look forward to." - Quill & Quire
"This is a fantasy of epic proportions, with the perfect blend of suspense; well-developed, likable characters; and a touch of sarcastic humor...this is just the beginning of the fantastical journey." - School Library Journal
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3 out of 5 stars
By PAW on 03-14-18

King Arthur in Canada?

There was a lot of story elements that seem all too convenient to be true. One was that all these English characters happen to all be in Canada, and the small city of Regina no less.

I liked the main character a lot. The narrator did a splendid job. I loved her Canadian accent, it really brought the story alive.

The ending dragged on for more than 30 minutes after the climax. This had me checking the time, wondering when it was going to be over.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Krista Jasper on 03-12-18

Camelot in Canada?

This story is the first book in a new series, Song of the Sword. Merlin, from Camelot fame, is living in Toronto. He goes by the name of Rex Major (yup, High King). But after a millennia and a half, his magic is barely there. He wants to return to Faerie, so he needs magic to open the door. When Arthur died, Excalibur returned to the Lady of the Lake . She broke into pieces and hid them all over the mortal world. Merlin has been searching, but to no avail. The Lady feels him getting close so she searches for one of her descendants to whom she can transfer her power. She has been trying for a long time. She may have found someone.

Join the quest of two young teens, from Regina, as they get involved in this conflict that is mired in mythology and legend. Can they locate the pieces of Excalibur? Can they help stop Merlin? How has Merlin been able to continue his search for so long?

Elizabeth Klett adds an authenticity to the story. She does great British and Canadian accents.. I was given this audiobook, at my request, in exchange for an honest review.. I am glad I did as I really enjoyed the story and look forward to the next.

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