Daughter of Camelot (Empire of Shadows 1)
Born a twin, soon to be fourteen-year-old Deirdre is besieged by brutal superstitions of the medieval age in which she lives. As much as she pretends to take no notice of fearful village gossips, Deirdre knows she is different than other young women. Contrary to a life as a wife and mother... show more
Born a twin, soon to be fourteen-year-old Deirdre is besieged by brutal superstitions of the medieval age in which she lives. As much as she pretends to take no notice of fearful village gossips, Deirdre knows she is different than other young women. Contrary to a life as a wife and mother envisioned for her by her father, she believes in a future in which she, although female, will one day have glorious adventures like those shared by the noble men in her life. To prepare, she has her twin brother Rhys secretly teach her the combat lessons he receives as he trains for knighthood.Unexpectedly, Deirdre's ambitions shatter. She is ordered to accompany her older sister Nia to learn the manners and feminine wiles of court life. Then crisis hits Camelot. Allegiances are challenged. Perceptions change. A prophecy foretelling the fall of King Arthur threatens to become reality. As danger threatens everywhere Deirdre learns castle life is more than sewing and gossip. She quickly discovers the pitfalls of entertaining amorous knights. She becomes embroiled in ruthless plot that takes her far from all she knows and tests her once thwarted ambitions to confront life bravely.
Publish date: September 24th 2013
Publisher: Mabon Publishing
Pages no: 421
Edition language: English
(I got this ebook through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)I usually like stories revolving around Arthurian legends, and there were good elements in this book, but I had a hard time getting into this one. I think it was a combination of weird happening and incoherences regarding the mai...
Uncorrected Arc provided by Netgalley DNF at 40% This seems to be turning into a habit. But here it is, another netgalley book that I just couldn't convince myself to finish. As it is, the beginning turned out to be the "best" part of this story. We are given some vague glimpses into middle age ...