Queen of Camelot has ratings and reviews. Donna said: Every once in a while a book comes along so satisfying and beautiful that you savor every. 2 Jan Return to a time of legend—the days of Guinevere and Arthur and the glory that was to become Camelot On the night of Guinevere’s birth, a. At Guinevere’s birth, a wise woman declares a prophecy of doom for the child: she will be gwenhwyfar, the white shadow, destined to betray her king, and be.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Then she finds herself betrothed to that same famous qieen, a hero who commands her willing devotion. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. She will be gwenhwyfar, the white shadow, destined to betray her king, and be herself betrayed.

Not Enabled Word Wise: Congratulations on not going all the way, but it’s not super admirable to be embracing and kissing every time you’re alone together. The love these three had for each other is so tenderly but powerfully told by Guinevere herself and for the first time I felt I came to know her.

I wanted to like it a lot more than I did. Hope that helps answer your question. The first two damelot just emphasize how hard she is on herself when she’s so generous with others, and the last failing is supposed to make the reader feel sympathetic to her, and then immediately admire her when she always quickly realizes that she’s being unfair.

Guinevere herself has always fascinated me as a character.

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Do I believe that Arthur was Gwen’s soul mate in the end? You’ll recognize all the characters and see much of th Well, I quite enthusiastically give this book 4 stars. It traces the early life of Gunieverewho would be Arthur’s bride, from her birth to the king and young queen of the Kingdom of Northgallis, where a witch predicts the night of her birth that she would live to be the greatest lady in Britain, b Combines the two brilliant works by Nancy McKenzie about Arhur’s Queen Guinevere and one of the best reteallings of the Arthurian legend.

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White says that its hard to describe Guinevere because she is a “real person. She is entranced by the tales of the valorous Arthur, a courageous warrior who seems to Guinevere no mere man, but a legend. At the same time, McKenzie spends so much effort on showing I’m ambivalent about Nancy McKenzie’s The Child Queen and The High Queen recently reprinted as Queen of Camelot ; they’re reasonably good retellings of the Arthurian legends, with Guinevere as the viewpoint character, but they have some serious flaws.

Thus, I had to give this version of the book only four stars because, I’m sorry, the ending is nothing without the epilogue, which they thoughtlessly left out.

She is unable to conceive. She decides to raise Mordred, teaching him to be a ruler and to honor Camelot. In the beginning of the story, Guinevere is an astute young child full of questions regarding religion, faith, and God. What purpose do you serve? Oh, and mothereffing Mordred.

Book Review: Queen of Camelot

I have read a number of books over the years that recount the story of Arthur and Camelot, but none I love better than this. It mckenziw firmly set in a Britain that still retains some influence from the relatively recent Roman occupation, and is also peopled by Celtic Druids and early Christians.

I could have sworn I remembered more to the story.

Not one single malapropism or grammatical error to be found, and such richness of language. April 9, Sold by: I’m honestly glad I read the book, and hope to read Galahad’s Lancelot’s son story in the near future.

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Views Read Edit View history. For a unique perspective on the Arthurian legend that is riveting and character-driven, this book is highly recommended. The feminist heart will delight to find that “Gwen” is a woman ahead of her time who has power in her own right to match Arthur’s.

At the same time, McKenzie spends so much effort on showing that relationship that she fails to make Guinevere’s love for Lancelot believable, which undermines the love triangle aspect of the story and since McKenzie does use the love triangle as an important plot point, it needs to be credible. I love the way the author fills them with honor, and how although they are I loved this book. The sort of love triangle between Arthur, Gwen and Lancelot got tiring towards the end and I found myself shocked that view spoiler [ Lancelot and Gwen never consummated their love.

Even the ancient historian Gildas is mentioned. She lives in Danbury, Connecticut. But she also has real strengths–courage, determination, humor.

Not Enabled Screen Reader: Her ability to be a queen and companion to Arthur was definitely developed in this stage. McKenzie has brought the characters of Camelot to life in a believable, gripping, suspenseful way. I lost myself in the telling and enjoyed it without reservation. She is unable to conceive. An Arthurian Saga Kindle Edition.