Series: New Camelot Trilogy #3.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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She’s angry that I left. I’m angry that I died.
It’s the trouble with our two lives: we don’t only have one past to work through, but two. Double the pain, twice the betrayal.
A million times the tragedy.
***The Moon is the story of Merlin and Nimue from the New Camelot trilogy. It’s recommended that you read the trilogy first, as there are American King spoilers in The Moon.***
Growing up, I adored the Arthurian tale of Camelot. I can’t count how many times I’ve watched Excalibur (movie from 1981) to escape into the medieval action and adventure, and that epic love story. To me, this tale is the pinnacle of all love triangles and probably the biggest influence on my sense of literary romance. Sierra Simone has done a stunning job reimagining this with her New Camelot trilogy which is a series I highly recommend and one that MUST be read before reading her contribution to the Cards of Love novella series.
Honestly Merlin and Nimue barely registered on my radar when reading the trilogy because well, Ash, Embry and Greer are all consuming. Well, with this novella, these two gained my attention and the temptation to re-read the series is great (oh, such hardship that would be*snark*).
This is one soul wrenching love story that plays out with the kidnapped Merlin and his capture Nimue reflecting on the lives they’ve shared, and with Nimue extracting what she needs, what she has taken from Merlin in their past life. Their connection and interaction is unavoidable and bound to repeat itself as the two are back together in the newest incarnation of the fated legend. This story is filled with pleasure and pain, with a tragic and heartbreaking recollection of the past life, but Merlin’s love for Nimue unwavering. Their story is sultry and erotically charged making it passion-filled read.
I got to thinking about a beautiful set of tarot cards a friend gifted to me and I wondered what the message with “The Moon” was. Essentially it’s about the cycles of life on repeat and the “life” connected with the card reflect the reclusive, elusive, and all too wise soul. This characteristic is beautifully captured in this story and I highly recommend this surprise addition to the New Camelot series!
~Review by Cyndi