“I'm usually a pretty quiet reader lol but this one had me gasping and laughing out loud. Fantastic series. Loved every second of it! I can't wait until the next one . . . please say there's a next one!”
Wales 1294...A hated English king, a country in violent rebellion against him, and a fifteen-year old girl from Virginia Beach caught in the middle.
Megan Lynch is Welsh history loving fish out of water; new school, new town, and to cap it all, new country. Her mother thinks the change will do her good and get her away from the bad company she has fallen in with following the death of her Navy SEAL father.
Megan is not convinced; and while she loves visiting with her Welsh grandmother, the only other thing she has affinity for in her new home of Flint, is the town’s thirteenth century castle built by the despised English king, Edward I - he of William Wallace/Braveheart fame. She spends every spare moment exploring the ruined old building; day- dreaming about what it was like in its medieval heyday. Thanks to a pendant given to her by a mysterious Welshman and a confrontation with a school bully, she's about to find out.
Megan’s existence is turned upside down when she finds herself gazing at a Flint Castle that is decidedly not in ruins. Her striking similarity to the king's daughter is initially her saving grace, but the inability to speak Norman French arouses suspicions, and she knows her luck cannot last. Help is at hand though, in the shape of a handsome young knight's squire named Hugh.
Despite the inevitable 'lost in translation' moments between a modern-day girl and a medieval boy, their friendship grows as they journey through an oppressed Wales in the throes of a rebellion. In a world full of bloodied swords, public floggings, chainmail, lynch mobs and burning towns, there are some compensations though; unpolluted air, stunning scenery, imposing stone castles in their full splendor, and Hugh of course.
Megan will need to rely on her wits, along with some skills imparted by her dad, but with a dollop of luck and a little help from friendly locals along the way, she can perhaps make it back to her everyday world of Snapchat, Instagram and Same-Day Delivery. Then again, will she want to?