Book Reviews of The Dragon Queen

The Dragon Queen
The Dragon Queen
Author: Alice Borchardt
ISBN-13: 9780345444004
ISBN-10: 0345444000
Publication Date: 6/3/2003
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Magic rules in this first volume of a trilogy that focuses on the fabled Guinevere's adventures before and after she comes to Camelot. Borchardt (Night of the Wolf) paints a vivid portrait of the future queen, who is no pale Pre-Raphaelite princess. Suckled by a she-wolf, this child of power is protected by a Druid, Dugald, and the Gray Watcher, Maeniel, not to mention a shape-changing wolfman. Daughter of a pagan queen, this warrior beauty takes control of her own destiny. Bold, courageous, prophetic and possessed of powers that enable her to communicate with dragons and wolves, as well as with a shrunken head, this Guinevere enchants and engages the reader immediately, even as a spindly toddler thrown into a wolves' den. A fine, lyrical storyteller, Borchardt reinvents familiar characters, including a young Arthur and an evil Merlin, who seeks to control the once and future king of Camelot. This dark sorcerer may dismay some Merlin lovers, as he would rather see Guinevere dead than as Arthur's queen.
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Helpful Score: 1
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alternative to the Guinevere story, where SHE has the power!
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Magic abounds in this version of the Arthur and Guinevere story, told from her point of view.
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Magic rules in this first volume of a trilogy that focuses on the fabled Guinevere's adventures before and after she comes to Camelot. Borchardt (Night of the Wolf) paints a vivid portrait of the future queen, who is no pale Pre-Raphaelite princess. Suckled by a she-wolf, this child of power is protected by a Druid, Dugald, and the Gray Watcher, Maeniel, not to mention a shape-changing wolfman. Daughter of a pagan queen, this warrior beauty takes control of her own destiny. Bold, courageous, prophetic and possessed of powers that enable her to communicate with dragons and wolves, as well as with a shrunken head, this Guinevere enchants and engages the reader immediately, even as a spindly toddler thrown into a wolves' den. A fine, lyrical storyteller, Borchardt reinvents familiar characters, including a young Arthur and an evil Merlin, who seeks to control the once and future king of Camelot.
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Intersting take on Guinevere, King Arthur etc.
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couldn;t put it down loved it one of her best!
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Couldn't even finish it :P
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Well written. Good book. Great read.
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Daughter of a mighty pagan queen, Guinevere has become a threat to her people and a prize to the dreaded sorceror Merlin. Sent into hiding, she grows up under the protection of a shapeshifting man-wolf and an ornery Druid. But even on the remote coast of Scotland, where dragons feed and watch over her, she is not safe. Merlin knows the young beauty's destiny - and he will stop at nothing to prevent what has been foretold.