Thursday, October 8, 2015

Review: Doctor Who: Royal Blood (Doctor Who: The Glamour Chronicles) by:Una McCormack

Doctor Who: Royal Blood
About the Book:
“The Grail is a story, a myth! It didn’t exist on your world! It can’t exist here!”
The city-state of Varuz is failing. Duke Aurelian is the last of his line, his capital is crumbling, and the armies of his enemy, Duke Conrad, are poised beyond the mountains to invade. Aurelian is preparing to gamble everything on one last battle. So when a holy man, the Doctor, comes to Varuz from beyond the mountains, Aurelian asks for his blessing in the war.
But all is not what it seems in Varuz. The city-guard have lasers for swords, and the halls are lit by electric candlelight. Aurelian’s beloved wife, Guena, and his most trusted knight, Bernhardt, seem to be plotting to overthrow their Duke, and Clara finds herself drawn into their intrigue... 
Will the Doctor stop Aurelian from going to war? Will Clara’s involvement in the plot against the Duke be discovered? Why is Conrad’s ambassador so nervous? And who are the ancient and weary knights who arrive in Varuz claiming to be on a quest for the Holy Grail…? 

My Review:
 City-state Varuz is slowly crumbling, with the enemy surrounding them on all sides. Duke Aurelian feels like a failure, believing the only possible answer is to go to war. So when a holy man, The Doctor, arrives he asks for his blessing on his plans, but what the Doctor says blows him away.

Clara finds herself in an awkward situation in the Varuz kingdom. The duchess and the dukes trusted knight wish for her to speak with the coming ambassador, secretly behind the dukes back. Clara believes the duke will have her head, but the Doctor agrees with the duchess plans. What choice does she really have?

With knights claiming to be looking for the Holy Grail and the enemies ambassador shaking in his boots, what is really going on?

Royal Blood is an epic novel in the Doctor Who series. I love both the history of knights and the Doctor Who series, so this book was perfect for me. This book was an amazing read and perfect for any Whovian. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging for Books.