"Great new fantasy series"
Descended from the sorcerer queen Bodiccia and born to
a powerful pagan practicing mage, She becomes a pawn to
fate. Raised by a druid, shapeshifter, and his family,
everyone knew she was destined to become queen. Merlin and
Igraine (Arthur's mother) sought to control her, but her
family hid her so she would have time to grow and mature.
At their first meeting, Guinivere knows Arthur is her
true love, but she is not ready to be his queen. She
escapes Marlin's machinations and performs a service for
the Goddess Athena. Arthur struggles with the pressures
placed on him by his mother and Merlin her lover, but knows
he must prove worthy in order for Guinivere to agree to
become his queen.
THE DRAGON QUEEN is rich in historical text, but
with fantasy species and actions. The deep story line
includes some whimsy to soften the epic tale that clearly
is on a par with Tarr and Radford. The only drawback is
that fans will have to wait for the adventures of Guinivere
and Arthur separately and together to continue in the next
installment of this three book saga.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 12, 2001