Wildewood Revenge is book one of the Wildewood Chronicles. Grace begins her day in the year 2012 only to find she has somehow found herself transported back through time in the year 1275. She is injured and is involuntarily in the care of Miles, a knight, who has other plans for her.
I really liked Grace’s personality, and her ability to adapt to her situation. She is strong willed and very free spirited, traits that really turn heads in medieval times! She has a lot of moxie, and her character was very entertaining. Miles is a knight who has been fighting in the crusades, and he has been away from home for a long time. I think of his character being battle worn, and very serious. I get the feeling that Miles is harboring some dark secrets, and it makes his character even more interesting. The two characters initially seem to be total opposites, and Grace does not cut Miles any slack. I enjoyed the banter between the two, and as you watched the relationship evolve you learn that they have several similarities.
Morton’s writing made me feel like I was hurled back through time right along with Grace. She described the era beautifully, and she captured my attention immediately. It was also a fast-paced read, and I never found myself bored. In fact, I finished the story in one setting. It was a fantastic blend of romance and excitement, and an all-around wonderful story. This book did contain sex, but I would rate it as PG. This series will appeal to romance fans, as well those who like fantasy and historical reads.
Time travel books tend to be hit and miss with me, but this was a definite hit. The ending provided twists and turns that left me gripping my reader for dear life, and when I reached the cliffhanger ending I nearly cried out in frustration! I desperately wanted the second book in hand so I could see what happened next!
A knight. A witch. A Secret.
When Grace, a twenty first century heroine, is accidently transported through a time portal into the clutches of an impoverished medieval knight with one eye on her ransom, we are treated to a brilliant evocation of medieval England which heaves with corruption and intrigue.
The remote and beautiful wilderness of ancient Northumberland rings out with the sound of clashing swords, the hiss of arrows, thundering hooves and the chink of coin bags changing hands in shady deals.
It is all there: a spirited and sensual romance, an action-packed adventure story, hidden treasure, revengeful and devious barons and corpulent and corrupt clergy.
Beset on all sides by danger and deception, with only their wits and a small band of loyal followers to assist them, Grace and Miles of Wildewood find their lives inexplicably entwined as they battle for justice, honour and love.