After being brutally raped and seeing her brother murdered, Sulien ap Gwien seeks help from the High King. King Urdo sees her potential to be a great warrior and asks her to join him. She becomes one of his armigers in THE KINGS PEACE (2). Urdos goal is to create a lasting peace for all people within his land. A richly woven narrative, this debut novel from Jo Walton depicts a meticulously researched alternate account of the Arthurian legend. However, in Ms. Waltons effort to differentiate her tale, she doesnt establish a dialogue with her readers. This book is only for those willing to immerse themselves in detailed battle strategy, armament, environment, and the familiar Arthur Pendragon tale. (Oct.)

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Kelly Rae Cooper