Gwenhwyfar: The White Spirit
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... show more
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..
Publish date: October 6th 2009
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
One of the most popular stories of all time is the tale of Arthur and the Knights of the Round table. Over the years I have read many different versions from the classic POV of Arthur or Merlin to the classic Mists of Avalon. Like MZB before her, Ms Lackey has taken up the story from the woman's P...
Whenever I decide to go through the box of books we’re getting rid of at work, I tend to pick up certain titles on two main criteria: 1. The cover copy sounds interesting or 2. Hey, I really need to read author/book because reasons. I’ve always heard great things about Mercedes Lackey; if I was a fa...
I will be fair and say that I do not know much about the Arthurian legend but this book was nothing like I thought it would be. I thought it took too long to get to the point of the story. There was a little too much build-up for Gwenhwfar for my taste.
Ugh. UGH. I like retakes on the Arthurian legend, but I was not happy with this. I was appalled to see (after I bought it) that the author's mentor was Marion Zimmerman Bradley, who wrote "The Mists of Avalon". I HATED that book and hoped that this would be better.Initially there's some potential an...