Kingdom of Summer
"[An] engaging mix of history, legend, and romance."
"A fast-paced Arthurian novel with broad appeal."
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.
"Compelling...splendid...vibrant...exhilirating, a novel seduces us into accepting sorcery and sanctity in King Arthur's England."
"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."
"This engaging and enchanting retelling of the Arthur legend will appeal to adults and younger readers alike."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
I liked this book as much as the first book in Bradshaw's Arthurian trilogy, but not more. That is, this is still enjoyable, and I like the world and characters, but in the Arthurian sweepstakes, this ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 4fish - LibraryThing
Bradshaw's Arthurian saga is set in post-Roman Britain, stripped of the usual high-medieval trappings. Gwalchmai ap Lot (Sir Gawain) narrated the first book, Hawk of May, the story of how he came to ... Read full review
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