Camelot--a vibrant pageant of love, heartbreak, hatred, jealousy, revenge, and desire--as seen through the eyes of its queen, Guenevere
Raised in the tranquil beauty of the Summer Country, Princess Guenevere has led a charmed and contented life, until the sudden, violent death of her mother, Queen Maire, leaves the Summer Country teetering on the brink of anarchy. Only the miraculous arrival of Arthur, heir to the Pendragon dynasty, allows Guenevere to claim her mother's throne. Smitten by the bold, sensuous princess, Arthur offers to marry her and unite their territory while still allowing her to rule in her own right. Their love match creates the largest and most powerful kingdom in the Isles.
Arthur's glorious rule begins to crumble, however, when he is reunited with his mother and his long-lost half-sisters, Morgause and Morgan. Before Arthur's birth, his father--the savage and unscrupulous King Uther--banished his wife's young daughters, selling Morgause into a cruel marriage and imprisoning Morgan in a far-off convent. Both daughters will avenge their suffering, but it is Morgan who strikes the deadliest blows against the King and Queen, using her evil enchantments to destroy all Guenevere holds dear. When the Queen flees to Avalon, Morgan casts a spell on Arthur and seduces him.
In the chaos that follows his betrayal, Arthur sends a new courtier to protect Guenevere, the young French knight Lancelot. Her loyalty to Arthur already destroyed, Guenevere falls in love with Lancelot, a love that may spell ruin for Camelot.
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|Title of Religion eBook: Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country||Series: Guenevere, , #1|
|Release Date: 12-18-2007|
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|Publisher: Crown Publishing Group|
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Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country
The old man shivered and leaned forward to warm his hands on his horse's neck. White fingers of mist were feeling their way down from the mountains ahead, and the short April day was drawing toward night. Already the grass was damp with evening dew, and soon there would be rain. London lay far behind, and they were miles from shelter and food. It would be another wet and hungry night.
No matter. A white light flickered in his yellow eyes. When they reached their destination, every man would eat his fill.
He started. "Yes?"
The young man riding beside him stirred uneasily. His gray eyes were troubled. "When you called all the kings and lords together to proclaim my righthow did you know they would accept me as King?"
"They were promised a sign." Merlin stared off into the mist, avoiding his companion's gaze. "And we gave them one."
The younger man ran a hand through his thick, fair hair and gave an embarrassed laugh. "What, the sword in the stone?"
If the young man heard the rising irritation in Merlin's tone, he did not care. His broad shoulders went back as he spoke. "But that was not a true sign from above. You made it happen. You brought it about!"
"It was the sign they needed." Merlin turned on him. "And it has made you King!"
Merlin's eyes blazed. He could still hear the cheers that had echoed round the churchyard as the crowd roared for Arthur till the heavens...