From Publishers Weekly
Bradshaw's Hopwood-winning series starter returns to shelves 30 years after its original release. Gwalchmai, aka the legendary warrior Gawain, tells the story of how he came to King Arthur's court. In boyhood, he studied sorcery with his mother, Morgawse, nearly falling under the spell of darkness before devoting himself to the light. He believes the powers of good want him to follow Arthur, but his path is blocked first by enemy Saxons and then by the king's own rejection. Bradshaw paints a Roman Arthur, determined to rebuild the fallen empire, against a backdrop of Irish mythology. Gwalchmai is an honest narrator who allows hindsight to creep in only rarely; his voice is simple and earnest. Written when the author was a teen, this engaging and enchanting retelling of the Arthur legend will appeal to adults and younger readers alike.
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"Fights, battles, loyalties, magic, wonder, family ties and so much more." - Night Owl Romance
"Courage, darkness, magic, cruelty and kindness, justice and liberation... all the things that you have come to relish in the tales of King Arthur and his brave knights." - Yankee Romance Reviewers
"A brilliantly told fantasy novel swirling in the mythical land of King Arthur's Britain... A must read for Arthurian legend fans." - Queen of Happy Endings
"The book is stock full of adventure, magic, and struggles and leaves you feeling like you are one of King Arthur's retinue." - The Book Tree
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makes an excellent start to an unusual Arthurian trilogy. " - BookLoons.com
"compelling and magical. The character of Gwalchmai pops off the pages and shines... Beautifully descriptive, a must read for any Arthurian fan." - Anna's Book Blog
" This fantastical legend is a rich one, and I'm enjoying Gillian Bradshaw's presentation of it." - The Calico Critic
" Gillian's a truly talented writer with an amazing ability to entertain. I can't wait to read the other two books in this trilogy! " - Readaholic
"Bradshaw has done an excellent job of making Irish mythology and the legends of King Arthur come to life. " - Debbie's Book Bag
"What a great writer Gillian Bradshaw is... one of the most vivid books I've read in ages. " - She Read a Book