Child of the Northern Spring: Book One of the Guinevere Trilogy

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Nov 1, 2010 - Fiction - 576 pages
8 Reviews

"An absorbing portrait of the Arthurian age."
-San Francisco Chronicle

Among the first to look at the story of Camelot through Guinevere's eyes, Woolley sets the traditional tale in the time of its origin, after Britain has shattered into warring fiefdoms. Hampered by neither fantasy nor medieval romance, this young Guinevere is a feisty Celtic tomboy who sees no reason why she must learn to speak Latin, wear dresses, and go south to marry that king. But legends being what they are, the story of Arthur's rise to power soon intrigues her, and when they finally meet, Guinevere and Arthur form a partnership that has lasted for 1500 years.

This is Arthurian epic at its best-filled with romance, adventure, authentic Dark Ages detail, and wonderfully human people.

Praise for Persia Woolley's Guinevere Trilogy

"Original...accurate in detail...Child of the Northern Spring is rich and sweet."
-New York Times

"Vivid...dramatic...once again we are captivated by the magic of the legend that has long fed our appetite for pageantry and romantic adventure."
-Washington Post

"Vividly re-creates sixth-century Britain in the throes of change...Child of the Northern Spring portrays a sensitive young woman who will appeal to modern readers."
-Publishers Weekly

"Richly textured, evoking the sights and sounds of castle and countryside, the qualities of knight and servant. Highly recommended."
-Library Journal

 

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User Review  - Limelite - LibraryThing

Sooooo. . .Guinevere is a politically astute, intelligent, observant, and savvy creature, fit to rule a kingdom on her own and prepared to do so until Merlin and the Lady of the Lake choose her to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elysianfield - LibraryThing

Story starts when Guinevere is a child, the Romans has left and the Saxons are coming. Arthur isn’t King yet and there is no round table. I liked that there’s no dragons, magic or anything like that ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter I
1
Chapter II
15
Chapter III
21
Chapter IV
33
Chapter V
49
Chapter VI
59
Chapter VII
69
Chapter VIII
75
Chapter XXVI
293
Chapter XXVII
309
Chapter XXVIII
317
Chapter XXIX
329
Chapter XXX
343
Chapter XXXI
353
Chapter XXXII
363
Chapter XXXIII
375

Chapter IX
81
Chapter X
91
Chapter XI
101
Chapter XII
111
Chapter XIII
123
Chapter XIV
135
Chapter XV
145
Chapter XVI
161
Chapter XVII
173
Chapter XVIII
187
Chapter XIX
205
Chapter XX
221
Chapter XXI
233
Chapter XXII
241
Chapter XXIII
259
Chapter XXIV
269
Chapter XXV
283
Chapter XXXIV
391
Chapter XXXV
401
Chapter XXXVI
411
Chapter XXXVII
423
Chapter XXXVIII
435
Chapter XXXIX
447
Chapter XXXX
459
Chapter XXXXI
473
Chapter XXXXII
489
Chapter XXXXIII
501
Chapter XXXXIV
513
Chapter XXXXV
527
Reading Group Guide
538
Possible Thematic Ideas for Guinevere Celebrations
551
About the Author
553
Back Cover
554
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About the author (2010)

Persia Woolley is the author of the Guinevere Trilogy: Child of the Northern Spring, Queen of the Summer Stars, and Guinevere: Legend in Autumn. She lives in Northern California.

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