Camelot, and Arthur and Guenevere are holding a glittering feast to celebrate their knights of the Round Table. But amidst the joy of the ceremony, one key figure is absent. Sir Lancelot of the Lake has left court, sent away by Guenevere, who is tormented by a love for him she may neither honour nor deny.
But her efforts to bury her forbidden passion and commit herself again to Arthur are threatened by the malice of Morgan le Fay, herself nursing an illicit love for Arthur. Now the proud mother of Arthur's only son, Morgan is determined to thwart Merlin's age-old quest to ensure the survival of the house of Pendragon. But unknown to all at Camelot, the old order is threatened by the determination of the Christians to destroy the worship of the Goddess, and secure the Sacred Hallows of Avalon for their own use.
As Guenevere struggles to reconcile duty and destiny Lancelot, too, is torn by conflicting loyalties to his Queen and King. Guenevere holds staunchly to her faith in her knight. But can she endure his absence, and the shattering news that she has a rival for his love?
I enjoyed continuing the story that started in Queen of the Summer Country. However I found that Guenevere became quite fickled. Her anger and lack of trust of Lancelot, for me was overdone. Then a girlfriend of mine started acting the same way. At this point I realized that Guenevere was actually accurately portraying how some women can be. This drove me to finish this book and start the last of the series, Child of the Holy Grail. Worth reading the whole serie.