Enchanted Guardian (Camelot Reborn #2) By Sharon Ashwood

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In another time, in a place once known as Camelot, they had been lovers. Torn apart by betrayal and lies, Lancelot Du Lac and Nimueh, the Lady of the Lake, had each suffered greatly. But the magic of the fae had reawakened a man once trapped in stone, and Lancelot was determined to find his long lost love. Only, Nim was desperate to hide her fae soul, as she was marked for death by their mutual enemy.  

Though centuries apart had not diminished their passion, they would once again face a dangerous test to prove each was the other's destiny. Enchanted Guardian (Camelot Reborn #2)

I’m a nut for modern Camelot re-tellings for some reason. I love reading how the ladies of the realm and their knights might live in this world, especially with steamy romantic and paranormal elements.

I had a feeling I was going to like this book just by the blurb in the first few pages…then even more when I saw Ms. Ashwood dedicated the novel to her very sharply named cat, thusly: “Demon Lord of Kitty Badness, conqueror of fuzzy slippers and bane of the computer mouse. Long may your reign of terror continue.”

My kind of writer.

It was a signal of good things to come.

I should say, up front, that I dislike Morgan Le Faye as villain. I realize it is the classic telling, but I cut my teeth on THE MYSTS OF AVALON (controversy about the Bradleys aside in this context), and because of that, and my affinity for The Morrigan as a goddess, I have a weirdly hard time swallowing her in her classic wicked witch role. It was also weird to see Merlin as an arrogant jackass who basically sunk Camelot, and the whole world with it. Even in the TV show, when young Merlin was anything but smooth and practiced, he didn’t pull off anything quite this bad.

BUT this is Sharon Ashwood’s sandbox, not mine, so I just got on the ride and stayed there.

SO much going for this story. It’s a squishy, angsty, steamy romance, it’s full of action, passion and magick. The combination of modern suspense and classic mythology is irresistible. It’s also a different tone when the Fae are the enemy. I really enjoyed how Lancelot is still a knight, if his armor might be a little tarnished, who spends his life defending the innocent as he was always meant to. Nimueh (now mostly known as Nim–which kept making me think of Nim’s Island, but no matter) has become a shell of her former self, without emotion or investment in much of anything in the mortal world…except Lance, of course.

Ms. Ashwood has a terrific way with words, painting pictures, dragging you into the action, the scene, and even the emotion in this story. It was full of everything I love about paranormal romance, not least of all a ton of warm fuzzies with a side of angst. Definitely recommended Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy Rightwise king of? So apart from my large plot stumbling point this wasn't bad.
My large plot stumble is the entire rightwise king of Britain and that if he returned at this time he would go to the USA? If ever Britain needed a leader to sort things out I'm sure a lot of British people would say it's now with Brexit and all the messes going on (brain wanders off on a plotbunny maze, takes a break from writing review to scribble notes) you would expect at least a passing reference to Britain and British Issues.  Still I'm going to park that quibble somewhat and move onto the story.
This is the second story in the series and I haven't read volume one.  Apparently Merlin did a spell that saved the fae and the mortal realms and in doing so turned the fae into soul-sucking emotionless monsters and drained the world of magic.  Now magic has returned to the world and the Knights of the Round Table are resurrected (and doing medieval reinactment, and wow did that tickle my funny bone) and they're finding the modern world interesting.
This is the story of Lancelot du Lac - calling himself Dulac at the moment and Nimueh who has always loved him, somehow she retained some of her soul and this means she can love but they had huge issues last time around.
Yeay for heros who respect boundries, (mostly and better than the last two I read from Nocturne) but the story seemed unsure of it's direction and purpose, characters seemed to just drift from one scene to another and honestly Arthur didn't come across as a great leader.
It's not a bad read but it didn't make me want to read the next in the series, I didn't really care for or about the characters and wasn't unhappy when I finished it.  Some of it was very good but it wasn't a good whole book.
Could use Paranormal, Vampire, Romantic Suspense, witches, demons and monsters, I'm going to go with Demons.  I liked the demon, he was nicely sarky. Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy In the second installment of Ashwood’s Camelot Reborn series we get to meet Lancelot du Lac and his love interest Nimuah, the Lady of the Lake. Nim has spent centuries as Morgan LaFaye’s assassin but now she is the hunted for her assistance to Gawain in killing Prince Mordred. Nim bends her magical powers so that she can’t be tracked by LaFaye and her henchmen. Before binding her powers she finds Lancelot’s stone effigy so that he can be awakened from the stone sleep. Lancelot and Nim become attached once again and in order to keep the new Camelot and mortals safe Nim must awaken her magic. The problem with this is once again she will lose all feelings and emotions. What will happen to the lovers and how will they find each other again? Read the book to find out. Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy My Overall Thoughts

I just want to start by reminding everyone that Sharon Ashwood reached out to me and asked if I would review both of her novels in the Camelot Reborn series (Enchanted Guardian in particular). I was given this book for free in exchange for my completely honest review.

So let’s get to the reviewing! As you can see, I gave Enchanted Guardian 5 out of 5 stars and it deserves every single one of them! The second book in the series was WAY better than the first (by far). This one had me interested from the very, very beginning! Just like the first book, it was told in 2 points of view. However, I was expecting to be reading about Tamsin and Gawain again. To my surprise (and a very welcome one at that), it was told through the eyes of Nimueh and Sir Lancelot! I really, really enjoy the change in perspective and it was a very clever move in my opinion. I don’t think the book would have had the same effect had it been told by Tamsin and Gawain.

To go into a little bit more detail, I was not crazy about the time jump between chapters 1 and 2. This is because I didn’t get to read Sir Lancelot be reunited with King Arthur and Gawain. I was really looking forward to that, but it didn’t deter me in the slightest. I also found it extremely amusing that I didn’t see any fault in these “battles” taking place in modern times, even though it was completely unrealistic. During every single one of these battle scenes, I found myself holding me breath until the events unfolded. To say the least, I was completely engrossed in the storyline of this book. However, there was a very unexpected turn of events that really broke my heart (for a second or two). Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy Many of the predicaments that arose in the first book of the Camelot Reborn miniseries are still causing mayhem in the next installment. A long ago spell cast by Merlin had terrible consequences, making enemies who now want to be compensated in appalling ways. Though some of their malicious intentions are aimed at individuals who lived in the medieval period and have begun waking up from a lengthy sleep, any human could also be harmed by their destructive behavior. I was totally captivated by every gripping event in the previous book, and the paranormal elements are once again remarkably convincing. Sharon Ashwood has conceived a story about what might happen if the Knights of the Round Table existed in our current world, and each situation is creatively realistic with vivid imaginings. While I may not want the evil fae to actually be real, I definitely would love to meet the brave knights who have come back to life and the women standing by their side. ENCHANTED GUARDIAN is innovative and absolutely believable.

At the same time the Knights of the Round Table were fighting battles in Camelot, a female faery named Nimeuh was being affected by difficulties which still plague her. The warriors are now rising from a forced sleep in preparation of stopping the annihilation of humanity. Since Nim defied their enemy that is ready to overtake mankind, she is presently being hunted for her disobedience. But she does make sure a certain knight is found because his skills will be invaluable during physical clashes.

After joining forces with several other knights, Lancelot Du Lac secretly watches over the humans in the Pacific Norwest where the fae are becoming bolder. By working at the Medievaland Theme Park, he can dress the part and be ready for any conflict. When Nim and Lancelot accidently come in contact, both remember what was once between them. They had been lovers but his abandonment changed everything. Though he does not plan to leave her this time, she fears being discovered by those hunting her and does not want to be noticed. As the threats become more widespread, Lancelot and Nim find their lives are unexpectedly intertwined once more.

ENCHANTED GUARDIAN is an engaging story because of visual descriptions and lively characters. Sharon Ashwood certainly knows how to make scenes riveting with attention-grabbing imagery, and every depiction seemed so precise. I always felt as though I was right in the heart of a battle or an emotion-filled encounter, because reactions are genuine plus each detail is fully explained. How dilemmas play out kept me engrossed from the first hint of trouble until all concludes.

Nim, who is the Lady of the Lake from the medieval legend, is a wonderful heroine. She has lots of problems to overcome, and very few of them are easily worked out. When her whole future was riding on one choice, I suffered along with her. Lancelot has always been someone whose actions made him seem larger than life, but Ms. Ashwood makes him come across as a man with sincere feelings and heartfelt wishes. Though the relationship of Nim and Lancelot did not end well back in Camelot, neither has forgotten the other. Several of their scenes are intense with profound emotions, while others are heatedly steamy. There are also moments where some humor is evident, especially when Lancelot and Gawain have a conversation. I really enjoy the Camelot Reborn miniseries, and I hope there are more books to come.

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I found this story to has a wonderful vivid imagination. It has great creative with realistic viewpoint. A heroine who is hunted for disobeying and a hero who is a knight and works at Medievaland Theme Park to blend in...Priceless.

Fans will be very engaged because this tale has illustrative descriptions and refreshing characters. I enjoyed the emotion of all entertainers and the humor. Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy Enchanted Guardian is the tale of two names that are familiar with anyone who has even the faintest inkling of the King Arthur legends - Lancelot du Lac and Nimueh. We last saw Nimueh in Enchanted Warrior when she helped Tamsin and Gawain. Subsequently, she is on the run from Morgan LaFaye. Even considering binding her magic to stop from being found, she nevertheless does one last discreet service to Arthur, and finds Lancelot's statue. Nimueh is planning on disappearing, but fate wants her and Lancelot to have a second chance, so the timing is always 'wrong'.

I love the mythology of Camelot, and by putting it into a modern setting, with the twist of the Fae losing their emotions, is simply wonderful reading! The story weaves itself around you, drawing you into a feud that is centuries old, but with fresh hurts.

It is incredibly well written, with a smooth and flowing pace. There are 'hot spots' where Lancelot and Nimueh spend time exploring each other again, but nothing too descriptive. With no editing or grammatical issues to contend with, I can definitely recommend this book to all fans of the legends of Camelot, or Fantasy/Romance fans.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books! Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy I was given this e-book in return for an honest review. Enchanted Guardian is book 2 in the Camelot Reborn series. I really enjoyed reading this installment of the Camelot Reborn series. Sharon Ashwood knows how to captivate her readers to the pages of her stories. I couldn't put the book down till I reached the end of the book.
Enchanted Guardian is the story of Lancelot Du Lac and Nim. Lancelot is another one of King Arthur's knights and Nim also known as the Lady of the Lake is a fae. In Camelot Lancelot and Nim were lovers, but they drift apart. When Lancelot awoken from the sleep he was put in he went looking for Nim and the other knights.
Lancelot finds Nim and they realized that they were still in love with each other. So they fight the evil along side the other knights.
To find out what happens go grab your copy of Enchanted Guardian.
I give Enchanted Guardian 5 stars and would recommend this series to anyone who is into paranormal romances and King Arthur. Sharon Ashwood is an awesome writer. Her telling of King Arthur and his knights is awesome and I can't wait for the next installment to the Camelot Reborn series.
Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy NCT #237 Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy Rating: 4.5*

It was the mythology of Camelot that attracted me to this read. Combining the well loved mythology with the modern world took incredible skill to blend it all together seamlessly. Sharon Ashwood did a superb job.

With centuries old grudges and rivalries still holding strong, the new Camelot is under threat from the devious Morgan Le Fay. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants: Nim, Camelot and Excalibur. The Knights of the Round Table, who have traveled through time as statues, are being awaken when they are discovered. The Fae have become outcasts. Nim and Lancelot have a past together but time and events drove them apart. Nim, Lady of the Lake and a Fae, is running from Morgan and Lancelot is newly awoken. The strength of their love has stood the test of time but they may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save Camelot once again.

This was an interesting combination of magic, old traditions and modern life. Seeing the iconic characters in a modern setting was certainly interesting and at times unexpected. This was brilliantly done and I felt completely immersed in the story, the setting and the characters.

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