Queen of Camelot has ratings and reviews. Donna said: Every once in a while a book comes along so satisfying and beautiful that you savor every. 2 Jan Return to a time of legend—the days of Guinevere and Arthur and the glory that was to become Camelot On the night of Guinevere’s birth, a. At Guinevere’s birth, a wise woman declares a prophecy of doom for the child: she will be gwenhwyfar, the white shadow, destined to betray her king, and be.
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Queen of Camelot (Queen of Camelot #) by Nancy McKenzie
Elaine does seduce Lancelot, but only to spite Guinevere and not because she actually loves Lancelot. I was elated to be finally finished with this. She is entranced by the tales of the valorous Arthur, a courageous warrior who seems to Guinevere no mere man, but a legend.
I became nahcy in the magical world that was Britain at that time. At the side of King Arthur, Guinevere reigns strong and true.
Please try again later. Throughout the novel you are torn between the two men as a reader, allowing you a glimpse at what Gwen would have gone through being surrounded by the larger-than-life men. I bought the printed version of this compilation and it arrived today and the epilogue is also missing from the printed version.
Book Review: Queen of Camelot
And then it will fall to find Guinevere subject to attempted rapes and victim to kidnappings in which she ultimately is always saved by a man. He abducts me to find his fated mate, unaware that I am she. Guinevere is pretty clearly an authorial stand-in, and the book in many places reads like wish fulfillment fan fiction.
I wanted to like it a lot more than I did. Selected pages Page xi. Guinevere’s Tale Book 2. Retrieved August 17, I would go so far as to say that I recommend reading the prologue last. Del Rey April 9, Publication Date: She is unable to conceive. The Arthur legends as told from the viewpoint of Guinevere, a beautiful, strong, queenn woman and her heartbreaking love of two men – Lancelot and Arthur. Now Guinevere must make a fateful choice: Years pass, and Guinevere becomes a great beauty, riding free across Northern Wales on her beloved horse.
She will be gwenhwyfarthe white shadow, destined to betray her king, and be herself betrayed.
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Yes, I mean it. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Random House Publishing Group. Return to a time of legend—the days of Guinevere and Or and the glory that was to become Camelot I just finished reading this for a second time and I still loved it. Honestly, I am not sure why they did this because I don’t WANT to know the outcome before reading this book, so I would recommend skipping the prologue of Queen of Camelot and instead reading it as an epilogue once you have qeen the book, as was originally intended when the books were first published.
Throughout the novel she is praised for her bravery and queenly demeanor yet is forever throwing herself at some man’s feet “weeping”. Of course, every Arthurian tale takes a slightly different slant – there’s a ton of inconsistency, even in the more classic literature. This book brings an interesting and thought-provoking twist on the entire Arthurian legend; Guinevere’s love triangle being only part of it.
English Choose a language for shopping. Actually, since Gwen didn’t sleep with all of the men, she must have a magical quern instead. Sep 19, Allie rated it it was amazing Shelves: This queen weeps, cries, laments, tracks her tears, wets her face, bawls all over the place. Now Guinevere must make a fateful choice: She is unable to conceive.
I was worried that after I brought it, it wouldn’t live up to expectations, but it did. Jun 11, Krissy rated it it was amazing Shelves: And, even though it is all-consuming, Guinevere goes through with a marriage that she does not want, and which both acknowledge she could escape from.