The Du Lac Princess

Book 3 of The Du Lac Chronicles

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
517 Pages
Reviewed on 09/29/2017
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

I like what Arthur and his knights represent for western civilization. The Du Lac Princess by Mary Anne Yarde is a unique perspective. This novel is book three in a series called The Du Lac Chronicles. Based on Arthurian legend, it is categorized as epic fantasy, but I feel this version of post-Arthurian Britain is more historically based than most, even though this period in history is notoriously difficult to find facts about. All in all, I enjoyed it tremendously. The emphasis on the family of Lancelot is fascinating, and the ties to Celtic mythology were greatly appreciated. The emphasis on the dual nature of the Church was done very well and added depth to the overall feeling of historical legitimacy. A story rich in depth and emotion, I recommend The Du Lac Princess to anyone interested in British history and Arthurian legend.

I enjoyed the portrayal of Amandine Du Lac. She is a strong woman in a very precarious situation. But no matter what the Church or others want her to believe, she knows what is true in her heart. The other characters are equally driven and complex. Some of them, like Sampson, are taken out of the pages of history, or like Mordred, from the annals of legend. The plot is good, based on house and family politics. The writing is great, aided by a lot of interesting, complicated, and colorful characters. I look forward to going back and reading the two previous books in this series. I think Mary Anne Yarde loves history and Arthurian legend as much as I do.