The Lady of the Mirrored Lake by Jennifer Ivy Walker is the continuation of a gripping journey that started with ‘The Wild Rose and Sea Raven.” The story revolves around Issylte, a very powerful healer with some magical powers, as she flees from Black Widow Queen with two knights who are accused of treason. They seek refuge in the castle of Lancelot in France. He is planning to build an army to fight against the evil stepmother of Issylte, Queen Morag. During this journey, Issylte has become a warrior priestess of Dana tribe in Bretagne where she needs to embark on a very dangerous quest to a very precious object which is hidden in the depths of Mirrored Lake.
On the other hand, Queen Morag has some wicked plans which include marrying King Marke who is the uncle of Tristan. She wants to control him with a ring crafted by her wizard, Voldurk. As Tristan is working on winning the heart of Issylte, he is also teaching her how to defend herself. Throughout this novel, the characters fights against the evil powers.
The captivating cast of the characters is actually the strength of this story. Issylte and Tristan are very powerful as well as gripping protagonists. On the other hand, Queen Morag has added an interesting counterpoint to the story. As they are facing the challenges there is an emotional as well as psychological growth. The support of the characters like allies, adversaries and mentors also play very important role, impacting the trajectory of Issylte and Tristan’s path with their advice, resistance as well as motivation.
The writing of Jennifer Ivy Walker has grown greatly in depth and skill with every book in the trilogy. This book breathes a fresh life into the well-known tale of Issylte and Tristan. All in all, The Lady of the Mirrored Lake is a great adventure into realm of the ancient Celts. It has been filled with battles, chases as well as exciting journeys.