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Queen of Camelot

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Love Camelot? You'll love this book!

I just had to write my review to counter the one that comes after mine (a reader, and the only one mind you, who gave it only a one star). This book is truly amazing! Anyone who loves tales of adventure and romance are in for a real treat. I am an author myself, so I...
I just had to write my review to counter the one that comes after mine (a reader, and the only one mind you, who gave it only a one star). This book is truly amazing! Anyone who loves tales of adventure and romance are in for a real treat. I am an author myself, so I tend to be a bit more critical on the written word. But without a doubt, this is my most treasured book amongst all the many I have on my shelves. It tells the true tale of Arthur and Gwen, displacing all the ugly and untrue rumors of betrayal by Gwen and Lancelot. The love between Arthur and Gwen shine in this novel, and paints an extraordinary picture of that which was Camelot. Believe me when I tell you it is worth your time (I'm reading it for the second time and loving it even more). The best way to read it is strong and steady...don't start it if you don't have some time everyday to read it. If you put days between readings, you may not feel the full effect. But I think you'll find it's hard to put down. So enjoy this trip back in time to a place of mythical legends, destiny, and a romance that will touch your heart forever! If you're looking for a great escape from reality, this is your ticket!

posted by Anonymous on September 17, 2006

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Skip it!

Every once in a while a book comes along so satisfying and beautiful that you savor every passage, lose yourself in the story, and at the end close it with great reluctance, sorry the tale has come to an end. This isn't one of them. I was relieved to be finally finished...
Every once in a while a book comes along so satisfying and beautiful that you savor every passage, lose yourself in the story, and at the end close it with great reluctance, sorry the tale has come to an end. This isn't one of them. I was relieved to be finally finished with this. This Arthurian tale is narrated by Guinevere and this Guinevere claims to deeply love both Arthur and Lancelot wishing the best for them and their honor while never completely relinquishing her hold on either man; then bemoans her "fate", baffled that so many are willing to believe she has committed adultery with Lancelot. Throughout the novel she is praised for her bravery and queenly demeanor yet is forever throwing herself at some man's feet "weeping". The truth is I never quite liked her, halfway through I was tired of her and almost liked the scheming, vindictive Elaine and the incestuous witch Morgause better...they were at least marginally more interesting. The remaining characters here were all one dimensional including Arthur. The King was ever noble, patient, and fair, lifting his "Gwen" to her feet-after she knelt weeping at his of course-telling her how brave she was and that he would not be the man or the king he was if not for her et cetera. As old as they are the Arthurian tales have been told many times and much better than this. If you're looking for a good re-telling of this legend I would suggest Mary Stewart's series instead.

posted by BookishBlonde on June 28, 2011

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