Galahad, the oldest son of Lancelot knows his father loves
King Arthur's spouse Queen Guinevere . Galahad also
realizes that his weak mother despises her husband, but
does nothing except rant to her children. Still he loathes
his sire for giving his heart to the wrong person. He
concludes that women are feeble and deceitful and vows to
avoid all females, preferring abstinence to a woman's
When Arthur nears death following the battle of Camlann
against his own son, he asks Galahad to fulfill a quest.
He wants Galahad to unite Excalibur with the Grail and the
Spear so that his beloved Britain will never be invaded.
Galahad travels forever seeking the answers to what Arthur
laid on him. If he learns how to love, he would find the
treasures are near, but the truth is even the woman who
apparently is his destiny cannot seem to reach his heart.
Mostly through Galahad's eyes, this fantasy is a strong
look at Camelot after King Arthur's death. The story line
is action-packed, but is more of a character study than the
usual genre novel. Readers see inside into the soul of
Lancelot paying the piper for his heroism and sacrifice.
However, this is Galahad's tale as he struggles to overcome
the lessons of his childhood that focused on his mother's
hatred of his father for his unrequited love and subsequent
family neglect. Arthur is more of a father to the troubled
lad. The GRAIL PRINCE will enchant the Camelot crowd who
will demand that this Yankee author provide more tales in
King Arthur's Court.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 4, 2002