"Brilliant vision of a young warrior-king"
I absolutely love Grail Lore stories. But you don't often
see an author with the passion, imagination and love for
details as you do with Cynthia Breeding. She has the
Arthurian Legend series moving into multiple books
(Camelot's Destiny, Kensington 2006; Fate of Camelot,
Highland Press, 2008) and the newest in the entry;
Prelude to Camelot (Highland Press, 2009). I think
Prelude is my favorite. So often we are treated to the
Richard Harris -- Sean Connery elderly King Arthur. We had
glimpses of a young Arthur in John Boorman's "Excalibur"
in the form of Nigel Terry, but it was a pencil sketch at
best, making me hunger for a true young Arthur hell-bent on
forging Britain into one Kingdom.
I am delighted to say, Breeding delivers on all levels. Her
vision of the young warrior-king Arthur was amazing, alive,
vital, yet with reverence for Grail Lore tradition. She
has the magic touch of keeping the well-known stories as
road markers, yet amazingly gives you living, breathing,
full-blooded men and women that just leap off the pages.
Even with the much loved Mists of Avalon, I often felt I
never really KNEW Arthur, his lady or Lancelot. Not so
with this amazing series. You simply forget you are
reading a much told tale, as Breeding makes this series
fresh, new. Walking that razor's edge is hard to do, but
she dances along that edge with light and magic.
I cannot recommend these tales enough and am eagerly
waiting the next installment.
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted July 7, 2009
A BOY BORN TO BE KING
Arthur has no idea of who is father is, only that he must fight--when he's not chasing women--to save Britain from the Saxons.
A GIRL DESTINED TO BE QUEEN
Fiercely independent, Gwenhwyfar is determined to rule Cameliard free of any man's yoke.
AND A HALF-FEY PRINCE:
Lancelot's strength in battle equals Arthur's, as does his prowess in bed...a competition that will one day determine the destiny and fate of Camelot.
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Fey