The first of a unique trilogy, Rise of the Last Pendragon ensnares readers aged twelve to late adulthood. It follows a fascinating twelve-year-old girl from Liverpool, developing to her mid-teens, discovering supernatural powers for the wars to come. Real life meets fantasy, as a horrific outcome looms amidst plots delivering mythical creatures of every sort, twists, mystery, and an enthralling, heart-warming performance from Matilda.
In 2021, Matilda meets a Dragon in the Dark Forest, bound to her by an ancient prophecy, telling of her destiny to be the Lioness, rightful Queen of Camelot. Catapulted into a world of hidden realms, Matilda embarks on a thrilling voyage of discovery, spiralling through a web of death, crime, violence, and gut-wrenching emotion. Empowering, heroic, relentless, Matilda’s magnetic, impetuous character bodes well for adventure. If anyone, who does she trust? A tear-jerking finish leaves more questions than answers, but all will be revealed in the next instalment.