"A gripping read that brings a wonderfully depicted Guinevere tumbling out of the shadows of myth."
- Anna Belfrage, author of The Graham Saga
"Written in lyrical prose and deposits you right in the middle of medieval times. The writing is fast paced, historically correct for the era, and a page turner. I sympathized with the character whom fictional history buffs branded a lustful harlot ...Great twist at the end. Evelina's 15 years of research are a powerful addition to a fantastic read. Can't wait for Book Two. Prepare to embrace Guinevere. I feel privileged to have read this outstanding novel by a great writer."
- Sandra Masters, Readers' Favorite (5 star Review)
"If you are an enthusiast of Arthurian and Avalonia, then you will fall in love Guinevere's story. You may already know it, but Nicole's words put Camelot and its queen into a new and refreshing light. -SeriousReading (4.5 Star Review)
"Daughter of Destiny is an entertaining and well-structured novel...The fate of Nicole Evelina's Guinevere is worth tracing through the rest of the series." - IndieReader
"Colorful and exciting...love all the characters. You will have a ball with this book."
- Serena Scott Thomas, actress and audio book narrator
"Nicole Evelina shows a deep and passionate love for the Arthurian world, and her re-weaving of the story of Guinevere and Arthur makes for enjoyable reading. With more volumes to come, if you like stories of Camelot, ancient priesthoods, magical Avalonian dreams and embattled romance, this is for you."
- John Matthews, author of 'Arthur of Albion' and 'The Camelot Oracle'.
From the Author
Literature tells painfully few things aboutGuinevere:
- she was Arthur's wife
- she may have been barren
- she was kidnapped by Melwas/Malegant/Mordred
- she had an affair with Lancelot (either emotionally orphysically depending on the story)
- she may or may not have allied with/married Mordred after thefall of Camelot
- she ended her days in a convent (but not in my version!)
Guinevere'sTale (Daughter of Destiny, Camelot'sQueen, and Mistress of Legend) ismy attempt to answer these questions. In it, Guinevere tells her own story -from the age of 11 to well into her 50s - seeking to right the wrongs historyhas thrust upon her, to clear away the mists of time and give the reader aclear picture of who she really was, virtues, sins and all. As she says in theprologue: "I deserve to be able to bear witness before being condemned by menwho never saw my face. Grieve with me, grieve for me, but do not believe thelies which time would sell. All I ask is that mankind listen to my words, andthen judge me on their merit."
Hopefully,through these books I can provide a fully-fleshed out character for women youngand old alike to look to in the generations after me. It's my hope that aswomen continue to claim their power in modern society, they will learn fromGuinevere's mistakes, emulate her strengths, and claim her as the heroine androle model she should be. After all, ifArthur gets to be "the once and future king" who is constantly beingresurrected and reinvented by authors and filmmakers, why shouldn't his wifehave the same privilege?