Meet Guinevere: a sage military adviser, a priestess of Avalon, and the mother of a dynasty. In Nicole Evelina’s Camelot’s Queen: Guinevere’s Tale (book two), Guinevere must learn to reconcile her past with her future; what she was with what she must become.
No longer a young lover with dreams of a home with her former betrothed, Guinevere must quickly learn how to be a queen and to navigate the rocky waters of marriage to the high king, Arthur Pendragon. Over time, Guinevere proves a great success until she cannot give Arthur the heir he needs.
Kidnapped by a ruthless man bent on revenge, Guinevere must find the strength to hold tight to her sanity while regaining her rightful place. Upon returning from her horrific ordeal, she finds her position as queen in jeopardy and her once-strong relationship crumbling as she struggles to hold her growing restlessness and loneliness at bay.
Book two of this series, which includes a map for easy reference, explores the nature of Guenivere’s struggle with duty: to self and her country. Once a girl with fanciful dreams of a quiet life, Guinevere must learn to put aside what she wants for what her country needs. After swearing to protect her people as Arthur’s queen, she knows that she must always sacrifice desire for obligation, even when the choice breaks her heart.
As a powerful Avalonian priestess capable of manipulating the elements with a literal flick of her finger, she must subjugate herself to a man seeks her wisdom. And while Arthur respects her as the stronger of the two, Guinevere still suffers for her gender, legally equal as a ruler but never quite enough to command without her husband.
Hemmed in by the historical perimeters of this mythical queen, the author creates a surprisingly unique character. Fans of the original stories will enjoy this reimagined Guinevere with her priestess markings and battle-tested body. She is no damsel in distress. Familiar characters like Tristan, Gawain, and Bors, come to life, but this time, the Combrogi (aka Knights of the Round Table) take a backseat to the fairer sex who dominate the storyline. Lancelot will have readers swooning. And though the reader knows Guinevere seals her fate from the moment she chooses Lancelot as her champion, they will be cheering her on for taking charge of her happiness.
Camelot’s Queen, the second book in Nicole Evelina’s Guenivere’s Tale series, casts Guinevere as a jealous wife, a grieving mother, a capable priestess, and an exemplary military strategist all as she juggles the ever-changing world she finds herself in.
Lovers of historical fiction, as well as those who enjoy fantasy, will delight in this gem.