The Captain’s Log – sword fight (Nathan Van Coops)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Sometimes ye just need a fun, silly, and delightful novel.  I heard about this book from Matey Dan @ onemanbookclub who reviewed the second book, war car, and said:

War Car is fast paced and a ton of fun. I loved that I could check out, sit back, and get lost in the absurdness of modern-day knights who fight with legendary swords and drive blazing-fast sports cars reinforced with James Bond style gadgets! There’s an interesting story that pulled me along, friendships that gave me things to root for, creepy bag guys who deserved what they got, and a ton of car racing, crashing, sword fighting, and stabbing! Give it a try, I bet you’ll have as much fun as I did!

King Arthur’s court meets race cars.  It sounded so quirky that I had to give this series a shot.  So I picked up the first book and dang was it fun.  I have to admit that I am not a car person (give me a ship any day) but I was so absorbed by Valerie and her fight for justice.  I loved the world building and the characters but the story was excellent too.  The rich girl dumped into the poor world plot seemed like it would tread old ground but there were enough unexpected circumstances to keep me guessing.  Aye, the premise be absurd but I suspended me disbelief and absolutely fell in love.  It was heart warming and happy and good overcomes evil.  I can’t really do this romp justice but if ye want something that lightens yer spirits and transports ye away for an evening then pick this one up.  I will be reading the sequel and the short story set in this world at some point.  Arrrr!

Side note: the author has written a standalone book with sky ships and pirates.  Arrr!

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

What happens when a girl with nothing left to lose defies a family that will do anything to win?

Valerie was born with one foot on the accelerator.

Raised in a family of renowned swordsmen, her need for speed sets her apart. But when a tragic murder casts her out of the noble society she’s relied on to protect her, she has to master the way of the sword to fight her way back.

The king is searching for the next knight to sit at the Round Table, but Valerie only wants justice. To get it, she’ll enter his tournament and face road warriors from all over the kingdom.

Outmatched and unknown, her only hope for survival is a brooding swordsman mentor, a blade with no name, and one legendary car.

To visit the author’s website go to:

Nathan Van Coops – Author

To buy the book go to:

sword fight – Book 1

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

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