Although told mainly from Guenevere's point of view, this is a truly epic narrative, encompassing pageantry, political intrigue, war, and the conflict between the old pagan religion and Christianity. At times earthy, sensual, and violent, it is a powerful romantic drama firmly rooted in historical Britain, a modern yet traditional retelling of the stories given definitive form in the first four books of Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur.
The characters are grippingly evoked as realistic, living, and breathing human beings rather than simple archetypes, yet the writing is effortlessly lyrical, with the elegant flow of folktale. In emotional depth, Guenevere is comparable to Parke Godwin's fine Arthurian romance, Firelord.
This title is Rosalind Miles's 17th book. She is the author of the highly praised I, Elizabeth and The Women's History of the World. In 1990, she won the Network Award for outstanding achievement in the field of writing, and the same year she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. --Gary S. Dalkin, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
White and gold, a queen must have her knights, nipple colors of every color, clothing descriptions that read like a BabySitters' Club book... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pnurga
I like the story like a legends or fairy tales. This one is the first book about King Arthur and his love to Guenevere, it's a legend from the first young years of King Arthur in... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Yuliya
Was the last 1/3 of the book written by the same author as the first 2/3rds???? I swear it turned into a romance novel that was so tedious and dull. Read morePublished 21 months ago by jeepjeep
I had high hopes for this book when I first read the description (who doesn't love a good retelling of the King Arthur legends? Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by Meghan H
This book was a fresh perspective of the Guenevere tale. However, it didn't really reach it's full potential in character portrayal.Published on January 14, 2010 by Susan Jordan
I have been reading Rosalind Miles for some time now, and I love how she delicately weaves history through her story... Read morePublished on May 10, 2009 by Dacia Weese
i recieved the item in a good period of time and it was in the condition described. good seller to buy from :)Published on April 26, 2009 by Annika J. King
After a year of disappointing reads, I turned to a new author and series... and was not disappointed. Read morePublished on December 21, 2008 by Sita900
I'd been wanting to read this book for a while. Finally picked it up yesterday, made it through almost 200 pages on the plane, and gave up. Read morePublished on February 25, 2007 by Alyssa