Queen of Camelot has ratings and reviews. Donna said: Every once in a while a book comes along so satisfying and beautiful that you savor every. 2 Jan Return to a time of legend—the days of Guinevere and Arthur and the glory that was to become Camelot On the night of Guinevere’s birth, a. At Guinevere’s birth, a wise woman declares a prophecy of doom for the child: she will be gwenhwyfar, the white shadow, destined to betray her king, and be.

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It’s a very modern take on love that is not well understood by anyone outside these three, thus rumors circulate kf one can presume this is the stuff that made it into legend. This site uses cookies. I found this to be an engaging and richly imagined interpretation of the Arthurian legend.

In this book he is a sympathetic and tragic character, carried along by prophecy and circumstance to an end we all know. Her love for Arthur is told in such a way that I will never feel the same about this wonderful legend again.

Publishers Weekly gave The Child Queen a mostly positive review, noting that McKenzie “brings immediate freshness to her entertaining reworking of an often-told story. And unlike some authors who manipulatively exploit the emotions of their readers, none of the literary devices that McKenzie employs are gratuitous or cheap.

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Queen of Camelot (Guinevere and King Arthur) by Nancy McKenzie

It is the best Arthurian retelling I have read. Aug 01, Eva Rose rated it did not like it Shelves: A king who was able to unite Britain after centuries of conflict, and whose legend has been passed down through hundreds of generations, certainly must have been or extraordinary person.


Then she finds herself betrothed to that qjeen famous king, a hero who commands her willing devotion. I became lost in the magical world that was Britain at that time. Would you like to tell us about qeen lower price? Guinevere’s Tale Book 2. McKenzie describes these two in such a way that you cannot help but empathize with their plights. Dec 13, Chris rated it it was ok Shelves: Guinevere is in a convent when Lancelot comes to her telling her of Arthur’s death and deterioration of Britain.

Unbound Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe. Nancy McKenzie is nabcy author of several novels based on Arthurian tales. The mckenziee first guy who takes an interest is a hot, nice, witty guy with an accent, who is also a king? When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. He was almost as noble a character as Arthur, which is certainly unexpected.

This is my favorite re-telling of the Arthurian legend and it is also one of the more unconventional.

There were a few flaws e. Thus, I had to give this version of the book only four stars because, I’m sorry, the ending is nothing without the epilogue, which they thoughtlessly left out. Nancy McKenzie makes for relaxed reading while bringing alive the true magic, mckensie and drama of Arthurian legend, and exploring the hearts and passions of Arthur’s beautiful and captivating Queen Guinevere who captures the hearts of so many men at Camelot.

View all 97 comments. Having read reviews of this book, and always interested in a tale of Camelot told from Guinevere’s perspective, I looked forward to reading this. She grows to love Arthur just as much. When Arthur cannot come to escort Guinevere to Camelot himself, he sends a few of his knights to fetch her, qeen Lancelot, who falls almost instantly in love with the wild-haired princess, and she with him.


When it comes to Arthur I can’t remember much of his character but Lancelot was Guinevere’s dog and Elaine’s bitch as she makes him marry her by getting pregnant through some magical wine.

Jul 09, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Probably my only complaint is that the mckenxie often come across as too good to be true. The Arthur legends as told from the viewpoint of Guinevere, a beautiful, strong, courageous woman and her heartbreaking love of two men – Lancelot and Arthur. She states in the foreword that she originally intended the novels to be combined, but they were split at the time of publication because of their length.

But when people are beginning to look for a new wife for Arthur, an old friend of Gu Since the night the old woman spoke the prophesy at Guinevere’s birth, people have looked at her a little strangely, for it was told that she will be a great queen and that her fate will be one no one will envy.


Her decision ends up feeling selfish and foolish a deliberate martyrdom that sacrifices mcksnzie happiness of four peoplerather than forced by circumstance. It begins with her childhood, and takes you through her life, including her marriage at 16 years old to the High King, Arthur, and continues until his death.

View or edit your browsing history. The Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot triangle comes alive as well—believable, nanc, and bearing the seeds of tragedy. Merlin exists, as well as Nimue, Niniane, and Vivien, but the magic is kept to a minimum and does not interfere with the historical believability of the story. I love Arthurian legend and this novel adds a few interesting twists to the traditional stories.