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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.