It's hard enough being eighteen, without the added pressure of a move to a new country, settling into a new home, building friendships with a new set of kids. When Chloe's family relocates to the UK she does her best to settle in, adopt British ways and restart her life.
As she starts to make new friends she finds herself in a dilemma - two gorgeous guys, and she's falling in love with them both.
The mysterious Tristan, a chivalrous knight trapped for 800 years in the body of a nineteen year old. The down to earth Oliver, a website designer, not quite as exciting on the surface but perhaps a better bet for a conventional relationship - but if you think he's boring, you need to wait till you reach the end.
The three friends work together to try and unravel Tristan's mystery, and set in motion a chain of events which leads to discovery, magic, time travel and ultimately tragedy.
This is one of those books that's easy to lose yourself in. The imagery woven by Stokes is electric, ranging from beautiful English countryside to medieval castles, contemporary settings to Norman life. Crusades, Magi, magic potions, secret passages, ancient ruins - this book pretty much has it all.
I loved the way the author so skilfully weaves from an archaeological dig in the 21st century to the same setting in the 12th century. There was a lot of well researched factual content which gently slotted into the story without being over-powering.
If you love fantasy, but want a change from vampires, zombies and werewolves, this is a book you mustn't miss.
If ever a book needed editing, this is it! The storyline is not uninteresting, but it is so badly written it made my toes curl! Punctuation was invented for a reason. Until I googled the author I assumed the story had been written by a child.