THE MISTS OF TIME
Here’s an interesting look at a realistic Camelot, time travel and the paradoxes that can arise from it. The insecure heroine with an inferiority complex and the hero who continually doubts his honor are a bit hard to empathize with.
A chance encounter with a woman who gives her an old book sends Diana Dearborn back in time to Camelot. She returns almost immediately with a badly injured Medraught of Orkney in tow. Medraught is quite handsome, yet Diana feels no attraction for him, unlike what she feels for the stranger who is apparently stalking her. Gawain has been sent from the past to protect Diana, but some glitches make him a few years late. Determined to keep her safe as his father ordered, he soon discovers that her trip to the past put her very existence in peril. Now they must work together to set things right, and one daunting task is returning Medraught to the past — against his will. (ST. MARTIN’S, Sep., 368 pp., $7.99)