In this intro to the lore of Camelot, a spirited young Guinevere struggles to accept her destiny. As author Carpinello spins this tale, her writing sparkles. Guinevere and Cedwyn endear with their sincerity and spontaneity. --BlueInk Review
Exciting new children's author Cheryl Carpinello can now be added to the writers recreating the Legend of Arthur for new generations with Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend
--Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., author of the award-winning novel Narrow Lives
and The Children of King Arthur.
Most people are familiar with the story of King Arthur, his Lady Guinevere, and her Knight Lancelot. What author Cheryl Carpinello has done in "Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend" is spin a fascinating story of the child Guinevere who on the advent of her thirteenth birth day is being presented with the responsibilities of becoming betrothed in marriage. Having to give up playing with her friend Cedwyn, playing on the grounds of the castle, and engaging in the usual childhood pastimes and pursuits is something young Guinevere is loathed to do. But with the aide of her teacher and friend Merlyn the Wizard, Guinevere embarks upon her destiny whether she wants to or not! Also available in an ebook edition, "Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend" is a deftly written and thoroughly entertaining story that will delight and engage young readers from beginning to end, making it a highly recommended addition to school and community library collections. --Midwest Review, May 2009
From the Publisher
"[Carpinello has] created very believable characters and use[s] description nicely. Those two elements really help to enhance [her] writing. It is obvious that [she has] put much thought and effort into [her] work. There were times even that I wondered if [Carpinello's] story were really fiction or perhaps based on non-fiction."