Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 544 pages
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Camelot--a vibrant pageant of love, heartbreak, hatred, jealousy, revenge, and desire--as seen through the eyes of its queen, Guenevere

Raised in the tranquil beauty of the Summer Country, Princess Guenevere has led a charmed and contented life, until the sudden, violent death of her mother, Queen Maire, leaves the Summer Country teetering on the brink of anarchy. Only the miraculous arrival of Arthur, heir to the Pendragon dynasty, allows Guenevere to claim her mother's throne. Smitten by the bold, sensuous princess, Arthur offers to marry her and unite their territory while still allowing her to rule in her own right. Their love match creates the largest and most powerful kingdom in the Isles.
Arthur's glorious rule begins to crumble, however, when he is reunited with his mother and his long-lost half-sisters, Morgause and Morgan. Before Arthur's birth, his father--the savage and unscrupulous King Uther--banished his wife's young daughters, selling Morgause into a cruel marriage and imprisoning Morgan in a far-off convent. Both daughters will avenge their suffering, but it is Morgan who strikes the deadliest blows against the King and Queen, using her evil enchantments to destroy all Guenevere holds dear. When the Queen flees to Avalon, Morgan casts a spell on Arthur and seduces him.
In the chaos that follows his betrayal, Arthur sends a new courtier to protect Guenevere, the young French knight Lancelot. Her loyalty to Arthur already destroyed, Guenevere falls in love with Lancelot, a love that may spell ruin for Camelot.

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Review: Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere #1)

User Review  - Erica Hopper - Goodreads

Let's get to the point: I really disliked this book. I was all for giving it a go when I picked it up at my bookstore and very excited to read it. My reasons for buying and reading it are as follows ... Read full review

Review: Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere #1)

User Review  - Kylie Hood - Goodreads

I normally love books about Camelot, Guenevere, and Arthur. However, this one left a bad taste in my mouth. It was rushed in areas and drawn out in others. And seriously how many times can our girl ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Rosalind Miles is a well-known and critically acclaimed English journalist, novelist, and broadcaster. Her novels, including I, Elizabeth and Return to Eden, have been international best-sellers. She lives in Kent, England.

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