"a look behind the veil of ancient lore"
Fate of Camelot continues the story award-winning
author Cynthia Breeding began in Camelot Destiny
(Kensington, August 2006). From what I understand the
series will see a soon-to-be-released, Prelude to Camelot,
followed by at least one more in the series. Breeding is
quite at home with Grail Lore, but she doesn't just give
you the same old Camelot. She peels back the layers of
these mythical figures to reveal the people, their wants,
desires, needs and betrayals. She is a sensual writer, a
strong writer who offers her visionary look behind the veil
of ancient lore, giving flesh and blood to Arthur, Lancelot
Picking up where Camelot Destiny ended, Gwenhywfar carries
Arthur to the Isle of Avalon, to see him healed. The holy
island is protected by the Land of the Faerie, so when
Myrddin attempts to reach the isle, Cernunnos, the god of
the hunt, captures Gwenhwyfar and holds her prisoner. He
plans to keep her and make her his. The half-fey prince
wants to change Gwenhwyfar's fate, but can he stop her
destiny, especially when Morgan le Fey has plans of her own
for him? Lancelot must try to save Gwenhwyfar, but can a
mere mortal triumph where time bends in on itself and magic
A talented writer, Breeding understands her subject well,
giving Camelot a 'fresh coat of paint' for these amazing
tales. So strong is her writing, you forget the lore we
know by rote, and follow her into these tales so vivid in
their world-building, romance, sensuality and magic.
Highly recommend for lovers of ancient history and Grail
Reviewed by: Deborah Macgillivray, author
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted August 3, 2008
**A PNR Staff Top Pick**
When an immortal god desires a mortal queen, can her
champion save her from her fate?
Accompanied by Gwenhwyfar, King Arthur is healed on the holy isle
of Avalon following the battle of Camlann. But Avalon is surround by
the ever-shifting Land of Faerie. When Myrddin attempts to pass them
through, Cernunnos, the horned god of the Wild Hunt, captures
Gwenhwyfar, intending to make her his consort.
Enraged that Gwenhwyfar has been captured, Lancelot swears he will
bring her back. A vision of the Holy Grail allows him to find the
portal to Faerie, but Morgan le Fey has other designs for him.
Will Lancelot's love for Gwenhwyfar be strong enough to endure in a
world where Time is distorted and illusion reigns?