Kinsmen of the Grail Author:Dorothy James Roberts All the heroic drama and rich color of the Round Table spring to life in Dorothy James Roberts's magically convincing novel of the Grail quest. Gawin of Rhos, nephew of King Arthur and knight of the royal City of Legions, is the forthright and hard-fighting protagonist--a trifle world-weary after many years of riding out to defend and dispense t... more »he King's justice, but still devoted to duty and alive with the appetites of life. It is his attempt to defend the widowed Lady Iglais in the West that leads him to involvement with Iglais's sheltered son Perceval, that unworldly, destiny-laden, prodigiously talented stripling who, always one step ahead, leads the reluctant Gawin into his own God hunt and away from the beloved Iglais.
"Make me flesh or make me spirit," Gawin prays in his agony of doubt, and as his destiny pummels him between one and the other the quest unfolds with mounting tension and profound fascination. As Gawin journeys back to Arthur's court at the City of Legions neither his dearest friends, the King, noble Lancelot, the bluff Yvain, nor the pleasures of tourney and festival can distract him from the obsession born of his encounter with Perceval.« less