Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Warrior Queen (The Guinevere Trilogy) by Lavinia Collins

A sumptuous romance based around the life of Guinevere and Arthur's Court. 
Never before has the magical world of Queen Guinevere, King Arthur and Lancelot and the knights of the Round Table been so deeply explored than in this warming saga of passion, duty and infidelity. Drawing on a rich seam of historical sources Lavinia Collins has created a fictional masterpiece, and epic romance that will stand the test of time. 
The Warrior Queen is the first full novel length instalment of the Guinevere Trilogy. A Champion's Duty and The Day of Destiny will be released by Spring, 2014.

An interesting and enthralling re-telling of Arthur's legend. The story is written from Queen Guinevere's point of view and brings old characters to a new life. It is a beautifully written novel which any fan of King Arthur and his court will love. The story is told in a light and fun way which keeps the readers interested from start till end.
After the Boy-King Arthur defeats Guinevere's people, in a war which resulted in the deaths of her mother, brothers and fiance, he demanded to marry her. So she lefts her father and kingdom behind and goes to a strange land to marry a boy she hates. Things doesn't turn out as she had expected and she finds that she may not hate Arthur as much as she thought. As she tries to learn the customs of this new kingdom and be a Queen she also learns to like Arthur.
The story gives a unique perspective to an old tale. I found it extremely enjoyable read. Its a 5-star read. I hope the next two books will be as good as this one.