*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
In case you guys haven't noticed I've been on a fairytale retellings binge.
Legend is the story of Arthur pulling the sword from the stone and becoming King....wait no.
Legend is the story of a young maid, Alena, who knows nothing but servitude and abuse accidentally becoming Queen. No one accepts a girl, let alone a maid as ruler of all of Camelot but the witch who put the sword in the stone insists Alena is the rightful Queen.
Alena doesn't understand why she can't accept her role in life as a thing not a person with free will and it gets her in trouble. The other maids don't like her and her superiors go out of their way to make her life miserable. She sees becoming Queen as a huge mistake at first but eventually vows to treat everyone equally and takes on the role.
Alena gets really angsty and more and more distressed as the book continues. However, this is forgivable because she is only a 16-year-old girl. Angst is to be expected. She isn't that strong of a lady beyond the innate magic in her but hopefully, in the sequels she will grow in both her physical and mental strength.
I recommend this to anyone looking for a book fighting classism from a female perspective. This tells the dirty truth of what happened in the courts behind the veils of knightly "chivalry".
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