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by Cynthia Breeding

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 6th Century Britain and Western Europe

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This is a well-researched, unique take on the Arthurian legend. Camelot enthusiasts will enjoy the strong Lancelot storyline, which focuses on Lancelot and Gwenhwyfar's romance and the search for the Holy Grail. However, the journey of the characters is not epic but long. The transition from one element of the narrative to the next is not always smooth and may leave readers feeling that something was missed in the text. Most characters are well formed, but occasionally they appear flat.

King Arthur receives a mortal wound, so Gwenhwyfar accompanies her husband to the isle of Avalon to assist in his healing. But Avalon is surrounded by the faeries' territory, which makes it difficult for Gwenhwyfar to return home.

Camelot is threatened in Arthur's absence. Young knights go on a quest to find the Holy Grail in hope of restoring peace to the land. Great rewards require great sacrifice. Will the price be too high for Lancelot to rescue his beloved? And will peace ever be restored in Camelot? (Highland Press, Jul., 256 pp., $12.49)

Reviewed By: Keitha Hart

Publisher: Highland Press

Published: July 2008

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