My lords, if you would hear a high tale of love and of death, here is that of Tristan and Queen Iseult; how to their full joy, but to their sorrow also, they loved each other, and how at last they died of that love together upon one day; she by him and he by her.
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This collaboration by Bedier, Belloc, and Rosenfield on retelling, translating, and completing the romance of Tristan and Iseult is a bit of a page turner. I expected to have to make an effort in exploring this medieval classic, but the prose was clear and swift. The story is compelling with its twists and turns, and as fresh as falling in love. It's essentially an exploration of the myriad permutations that a passionate infatuation can have on the loyalties of friends, the conspiracies of frenemies, and one's own peace of mind. Today, there's a name for this kind of whirlwind disorienting experience. It's called "middle school".
This book is one of my faves..... I love it! :)