Camelot's Queen

Guinevere's Tale Book 2

Fiction - Historical - Personage
448 Pages
Reviewed on 07/30/2016
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Author Biography

Nicole Evelina is a multi-award-winning historical fiction and romantic comedy writer. Her most recent novel, Madame Presidentess, a historical novel about Victoria Woodhull, America's first female Presidential candidate, was the first place winner in the Women’s US History category of the 2015 Chaucer Awards for Historical Fiction.

Her debut novel, Daughter of Destiny, the first book of an Arthurian legend trilogy that tells Guinevere’s life story from her point of view, was named Book of the Year by Chanticleer Reviews, took the Grand Prize in the 2015 Chatelaine Awards for Women’s Fiction/Romance, won Gold Medals in the fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards as well as the Reader’s Favorite book awards, and was short-listed for the Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction. Been Searching for You, her contemporary romantic comedy, won the 2016 CIPA EVVY award in romance, and 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Great Expectations and Golden Rose contests.

Nicole’s writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Independent Journal, Curve Magazine and numerous historical publications. She is one of only six authors who completed a week-long writing intensive taught by #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness.

Her website/blog is http://nicoleevelina.com and her books can be purchased at all major online retailers, including Amazon. She can be found on Twitter as well as on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Her email address is nicole [dot] evelina [at] att [dot] net.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Being King Arthur’s queen was not the life Guinevere would have chosen, but what choice was she given. And, once she accepted her lot as the king’s wife, she was forever the target of mischief and jealous rivalry. But Guinevere had been trained as a priestess by the Lady of the Lake in Avalon; she knew how to hold herself above reproach and she had the powers to call on the gifts of the goddess when the need arose. It didn’t help her much when she was kidnapped and raped, but there were times when her gifts did assist her own safety and the well-being of those around her. Being queen is not as grand as one would think and it certainly holds no guarantees. Returning from her lengthy ordeal as a captive, where she had been repeatedly beaten and raped, she was faced with the prospect of meeting her husband’s new wife, Morgan, a rival from her early days in Avalon. Fighting the demons of her recent imprisonment, Guinevere now had to face an adversary she had hoped to also put in her past.

So much is written about King Arthur and his famous knights of the Round Table. So much is written about Guinevere’s sin, her adulterous affair with one of Arthur’s knights, Lancelot. But there was more to this medieval queen than her carnal sin. She was a woman to be reckoned with and a queen who cared about her people. Nicole Evelina’s Camelot’s Queen is the second book in the Guinevere trilogy. Although you don’t really have to read the first book in order to follow this second book, the first book would be an interesting read as it explores the childhood years of Guinevere’s life. The book is full of high political intrigue and lots of action as the reader easily becomes immersed in the life of the medieval court of King Arthur. A thrilling addition to the chronicles of Arthur’s fated Guinevere.