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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,611 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mercedes Lackey Narrator: Anne Flosni Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The bestselling author of the Valdemar novels pens a classic tale about King Arthur’s legendary queen.

Gwenhwyfar moves in a world where gods walk among their pagan worshipers, where nebulous visions warn of future perils, and where there are two paths for a woman: the path of the Blessing or the rarer path of the Warrior. Gwenhwyfar chooses the latter, giving up the power that she is born into.

Yet the daughter of a king is never truly free to follow her own calling. Acting as the “son” her father never had, when called upon to serve another purpose by the Ladies of the Well, she bows to circumstances to become Arthur’s queen—only to find herself facing temptation and treachery, intrigue and betrayal, but also love and redemption.

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  • “The way that Lackey reweaves old tales to create something new and powerful, with a compelling and sympathetic heroine, is this retelling’s strength.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/17/2014

    " It took me a little while to get into this book, but by the time I got to the 3rd section I couldn't put it down! I loved the re-telling of the famous King Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot story, and for the first time in a long time actually sympathized with Guinevere (or Gwenhyfar, in this case). I highly recommend this book to other lovers of King Arthur legend! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/15/2014

    " I used to like Mercedes Lackey books so I picked this one up. There were times when I thought she was trying to hard to squeeze unnecessary bits of the legend into the story. Their irrelevance was distracting. The characters jargon-like telling of the story made it very difficult to get immersed into the story and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoyed this version of the Arthur story, especially as it was told from the view point of Gwenhwyfar. my biggest complaint was the use of the welsh names, which i was unsure of how to pronounce. plus i was unable to figure out who some of the characters were in the legends i am familiar with reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Jencik | 2/9/2014

    " Love this book if you like king arthur and merlin with a twist. also love lackey so much better than the last one of hers i read "

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