Kingdom of Summer (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Sep 1, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
9 Reviews

"[An] engaging mix of history, legend, and romance."
-Publisher's Weekly starred review

"A fast-paced Arthurian novel with broad appeal."
-Historical Novels Review

On the path toward greatness, even a hero makes mistakes.

Armed with his magical sword and otherworldly horse, Gwalchmai proves himself the most feared and faithful warrior of Arthur's noble followers. But while defending the kingdom, he commits a grave offense against the woman he loves, leading her to disappear from his life and haunt his memories.

With his trusted servant, Rhys, a commonsense peasant, Gwalchmai tries to find her in the Kingdom of Summer, where Arthur has sent him. But an unexpected and most malevolent force of evil and darkness is loose-that of his mother, the witch-queen Morgawse-and Gwalchmai finds that the secrets of his past may deny him peace...

In the second book of Gillian Bradshaw's critically acclaimed trilogy, Sir Gawain comes to life as Gwalchmai, startlingly human yet fantastically heroic.

PRAISE FOR
Gillian Bradshaw

"Compelling...splendid...vibrant...exhilirating, a novel seduces us into accepting sorcery and sanctity in King Arthur's England."
-New York Times Book Review

"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

"This engaging and enchanting retelling of the Arthur legend will appeal to adults and younger readers alike."
-Publishers Weekly

  

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Review: Kingdom of Summer (Down the Long Wind #2)

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AudioBook Review: Stars Overall: 4 Narration: 4 Story: 5 Everyone is somewhat familiar with the Arthurian legends and the story of the King and the Knights of the Round Table. Far from a very familiar ... Read full review

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Contents

One
1
Two
21
Three
41
Four
63
Five
77
Six
101
Seven
121
Eight
153
Ten
217
Eleven
237
Twelve
271
Thirteen
307
An excerpt from In Winters Shadow
329
About the Author
337
Back Cover
340
Copyright

Nine
181

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About the author (2011)

Gillian Bradshaw was born in Falls Church, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for Hawk of May. She is the author of 25 other novels.

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