From School Library Journal
Grade 6–10—In this installment in the series, Guinevere, 13, is just as uncertain about the path her life will follow. The prophecy that she will be a mighty ruler, a great beauty, and the highest lady in all of Britain weighs heavily on her mind and heart because she knows that there is a second part to the prophecy that has been kept from her. She continues to live a simple life as the ward of her uncle King Pellinore and Aunt Alyse, but everything changes when all of the Welsh kings are invited to a conference with High King Arthur. Arthur's sister, Morgan le Fey, takes an instant dislike to Guinevere, and when she finds out about the prophecy, she hatches a dark plot against her and her friend Llyr, an Old One who is charged with guarding Guinevere until her destiny can be fulfilled. However, many men at the conference are prejudiced against the Old Ones, and they begin to hunt him. When Morgan accuses him of a crime he did not commit, Guinevere must find a way to save his life without alienating High King Arthur or any of the Welsh kingdoms. McKenzie deftly weaves in bits of various Arthurian legends but maintains a strong focus on Guinevere and the other female characters. Using foreshadowing, she hints at what is to come, but never reveals too much. Readers who are familiar with Arthurian legends as well as those who are not will find this continuing story enjoyable.—Cheri Dobbs, Detroit Country Day Middle School, Beverly Hills, MI
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About the Author
Nancy McKenzie is the author of several novels based on Arthurian tales. She lives in Danbury, Connecticut.From the Hardcover edition.