The Legend of Mercedes Ketch
Her Father's Daughter
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Mercedes Ketch is no average girl. The only daughter of the world’s top authorities in long lost cultures, Mercedes is the best of both her parents, gifted with unique abilities… but she’s about to learn that there’s a cost to looking into histories that a powerful cabal would rather have forgotten.
Her parents are murdered for what they know – that all the old myths are true. An ancient bloodline, the Kinguim, hides the fact that magic flourishes in the modern world – Goblins, Elves, Vampires, and Werewolves stalk their prey unnoticed on city streets on behalf of their Kinguim masters.
Having been taken into a secret knighthood, Mercedes find herself part of a war three thousand years in the making. The lore that her parents died to discover – lore that lives on only within her – is the sole thing standing between that knighthood’s survival or its complete annihilation, but only if she can decipher those secrets before the end claims them all…
Unique twist on a timeworn theme, with great characterization and setting!
This is an extremely long book that took me a while to read, but overall, I really enjoyed it. The slower pace allowed the reader to really get to know Mercedes and the other characters in the book. I don't want to give anything away, but I enjoyed the "supernatural" elements of the book, yet they didn't so overwhelm it that they weren't believable. Many times I had to check online sources to learn more about history. The story unwraps slowly, with an interesting way of keeping track of specific times in history.