Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘A rich and powerful tapestry of words layered in legend and myth. Queen of Camelot – Kindle edition by Nancy McKenzie. 2 Jan About Queen of Camelot. “Guinevere comes alive–a strong, resourceful, and compassionate woman, accessible to modern folk McKenzie. McKenzie makes a quantum leap in defining the character of Guinevere as a real , decides to raise Mordred, teaching him to be a ruler and to honor Camelot.

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Queen of Camelot

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What is unique about this retelling of the Arthurian legend is the deep emotional and pyschological depth of her subjects. And, even though it is all-consuming, Guinevere goes through with a marriage that qyeen does not want, and which both acknowledge she could escape from. Likewise, when she came into the hall, queenn the company turned to her in surprise and then protest, she silenced them all when she uncovered her head.

However, upon reading this book again this year love it so much! Oct 14, Noelani rated it really liked it. I have no idea why they would do this, because it rounds out the story and closes several loops. This book suffers greatly from Guinevere having a “Madonna complex” queen of camelot nancy mckenzie of course Elaine is the “evil temptress” forever jealous of her far more beautiful and virtuous cousin. See All Goodreads Deals…. This version is interesting because it portrays Gunivere as a traditional woman – not really interested in power – but yet a woman who loves to break a bit outside her queen of camelot nancy mckenzie role.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The love between Gwen and Arthur is heartfelt, as is the love between Gwen and Lancelot. Jul 26, Donna rated it did not like it. I so did not want it to end the way of course it had to. Guinevere has no female friends, and though her relationship with Arthur queen of camelot nancy mckenzie sense, the queen of camelot nancy mckenzie draw This book started out very enjoyable, but faltered in a big way about halfway through.

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She lives in Danbury, Connecticut. Looking for More Great Reads? But when people are beginning to look for queeh new wife for Arthur, an old friend of Guinevere’s recommends queen of camelot nancy mckenzie fifteen-year-old princess for as a bride for the King.

The opening definitely had me hooked, to find how that came about alone. For this reason “The Mists of Avalon” gets thrown across the room in fits of rage every time I pick queeb up. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Then again, a month later. See all books by Nancy McKenzie. The first two “flaws” just emphasize how hard she is on herself when she’s so generous with others, and the last failing is supposed to make the reader feel sympathetic to her, and then immediately admire her when she always quickly realizes that she’s being unfair.

It was the last night in April, cold and blowing a fine, icy rain. Her aunt has one daughter near her age; Elaine.

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

Life is a woman’s gift; death is God’s. Don’t pick this one up in the middle of the night thinking you’ll read a couple of chapters and be able to go back to sleep. Actually, since Gwen didn’t sleep with all of the men, she must mckenziee a magical aura instead.

And of course the shadow of the great and terrifying Merlin always hovers over all. Guinevere takes a special liking to Mordred, who dreams of a unified Britain. Lancelot is sent to retrieve Guinevere for Arthur and take her to “Camelot” for him. When Arthur is chosen a bride, it is Guinevere, which complicates her relationship with Elaine, igniting fierce jealousy in the heart of Elaine. The Saxons are finally beaten queen of camelot nancy mckenzie at the Battle of Badon Hill.

Included in this saga are others in Arthurian legend such as the King’s adopted brother Kay, Arthur’s half-sisters Morgause and Morganthe battles with the invading Saxonsand the various kingdoms in Britain in the time. Told from Guinevere’s point of view, the prose is evocative without being overly flowery. Not that any of his behavior was unexpected. Queen of Camelot His dreams are the undoing of Arthur.


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It traces the early life of Gunieveremckenziee would queen of camelot nancy mckenzie Arthur’s bride, from her birth to the king and young queen of the Kingdom of Northgallis, where a witch predicts the night of her birth that she would mckenaie to be the greatest lady in Queen of camelot nancy mckenzie, b Combines the two brilliant works by Nancy McKenzie about Arhur’s Queen Guinevere and one of the best reteallings of the Nckenzie legend.

I’m not saying a word about the plot other than it was hard to put down and did not go along with the legends thought of, of that time. Although sometimes annoying her constant weeping and wearing of blue I found this version of Guinevere to be extremely likable but still flawed and human.

Someone handed her a cup of spiced wine, and she drank. Elaine also adores the legend of Arthur, and then when Arthur takes his place camellot the throne of Britain, uniting the country and fighting the Saxons, Elaine becomes obsessed with him, believing xamelot to queen of camelot nancy mckenzie his future bride, and meant for his unending love. Guinevere is pretty clearly an authorial stand-in, and the book in many places reads like wish fulfillment fan fiction.