"Beautiful New Rendition of Camelot Saga"
There have been many versions told of the story of King
Arthur, Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere) and Lancelot and in this
brilliantly written version which was totally engrossing
and entertaining by the magic of Camelot, I was sad to see
it end. In this version the author gets up close and
personal in examining on a more intimate level the
motivations of Arthur, Gwenhwyfar and Lancelot and the
great love they shared for one another.
In the classic tale of Camelot Gwenhwyfar dutifully agrees
to marry Arthur to bring honor to her family and finally
find approval on the face of her father. On the way to be
wed she forms a bond of friendship and understanding with
Lancelot one of Arthur's most trusted and beloved knights.
After the wedding Gwen finds loving Arthur and the marriage
bed to her liking but the dynamics of Arthur's personality
often left her feeling neglected and hurt; ripe for the
welcoming strong arms and broad shoulders of her best
friend Lancelot a man so totally loved and trusted by
Arthur that he encouraged their friendship. With this
triangle complete Breeding then does a masterful job of
weaving a compassionately captivating scenario of love,
lust, betrayal and forgiveness. Additionally she mixes in
delicious details with a plethora of secondary characters
making this a fully robust and all encompassing look at the
many lives and loves of the protagonists as well as several
other key players in this much loved epic tale.
Camelot, King Arthur, Gwenhwyfar, and Lancelot will always
invoke visions of a magnificent love story, but a deeply
tragic one as well. Breeding's version gives a deeper and
more meaningful insight into a behind the scenes look of
Arthur, Gwen & Lancelot - their motivations and the people
who impacted their lives. Breeding also gives an extremely
beautiful interpretation of this well told story with
impeccable research, vivid imagery while adding multiple
layers with numerous other secondary love stories. This
certainly deserves high praise and I look forward to seeing
much more from this very talented and capable author. While
I will caution you to have a box of tissue handy, this
extremely emotional and beautifully conceived story is one
I highly recommend!
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 26, 2007
Britain, Sixth Century AD--a time of Pagan magic and Christian piety, a place of mystery, treachery and dark enchantment. Here the legend of Camelot was born, and with it, bold passions and forbidden desire...
Young, lovely, and willful, Gwenhwyfar is chosen by Arthur to be his wife and future queen of Britain--an honor she reluctantly accepts. Soon,however, she canot ignore the awakening passion Briatin's new king ignites. He is a lover who delights her with his touch, yet whose desires are not shared with her alone.
Seared by the forbidden kiss of Arthur's most trusted warrior, Lancelot, Gwenhayfar is swept up into a world of unbidden passion, torn by loyalty and love for a husband who betrays her and a man she cannot have.
But in a time where good and evil clash, where magic and chivalry reign, love will prove as fiercea weapon as any sword...