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"a lovely retelling of Camelot with heart and vision"

Grail fans will enjoy this new look at a "twice-told tale". It's less focused on the grandeur of Excalibur's scale, a more personal look at Arthur, his queen and the man they both adored. Instead of going with the myth, Breeding looks beyond the lore and finds humans with frailties, hopes, fears and the desire for love.

In this telling, Gwenhwyfar is the new queen to Arthur, King of Britain.

With reluctance, Gwenhwyfar accepts this new role, soon adjusts, even welcomes the love of her husband. Trouble brews when Arthur's most trusted knight, Lancelot captures her heart. Torn between two lovers, the plot is one we are very familiar with; the touching, beautifully conceived interpretation will captivate you and make it all new again. I look forward to more works from this talented writer with the magic of Auld.

Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted January 26, 2007

SUMMARY

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...

 

Camelot's Destiny
by Cynthia Breeding

Zebra Books
August 1, 2006
Available: August 1, 2006
ISBN #0821780301
EAN #9780821780305
432 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Cynthia Breeding

Second Time Around
Prelude to Camelot
Fate of Camelot
Night Prey


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