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Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere, Bk 1)
Guenevere Queen of the Summer Country - Guenevere, Bk 1
Author: Rosalind Miles
Last in a line of proud queens elected to rule the fertile lands of the West, true owner of the legendary Round Table, guardian of the Great Goddess herself . . . a woman whose story has never been told -- until now. — Raised in the tranquil beauty of the Summer Country, Princess Guenevere has led a charmed and contented life -- until the sudden,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780609806500
ISBN-10: 0609806505
Publication Date: 7/11/2000
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere, Bk 1) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is the first of three novels, but it wasn't good enough to make me run out to buy the next two books. I'm not sure why I wasn't enchanted with it because this is definitely my cup of tea in literature. The characters lacked a "reader connection" with me. You may think differently. It's been a couple of years since I read it.
reviewed Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere, Bk 1) on + 204 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
AWESOME! Loved that G was the Mother God worshipor and Arthur ended up being the christian. Makes more sense! Morgan is the evil one this time, Merlin out for his own agenda! MUST READ!
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere, Bk 1) on + 1251 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
First of the Guenevere Trilogy. Well-written, with a different take on many of the characters -- Merlin is a malevolent madman; Arthur an emotionally needy youth who is decisive on the battlefield but floundering and uncertain as a ruler. Morgan LeFey is initially shown as a damaged child sent off to a nunnery by Uther, but eventually reveals herself as the essence of evil. The Christian/Pagan conflict often forms a subplot in the Arthurian Cycle, and it is present here as well. The twist is that Guenevere is most often shown as Christian, Merlin as Pagan, and Arthur torn between the two. In this retelling, Merlin is using the power of the Church to increase Arthur's stature, while Guenevere -- the Queen of the Summer Country -- is firmly entrenched in The Old Ways. The most emotionally affecting section of the book is Lancelot's farewell to Guenevere, which may be the most wildly romantic thing I've ever read!
ATraveler avatar reviewed Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere, Bk 1) on + 193 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Excellent first book of a trilogy about the Arthur-Guenevere story. This one is from Guenevere's perspective. Starts out before she meets Arthur and goes through their 'falling out'. Very focused on the Goddess and women's role which is in direct conflict with the new religion, Christianity, and the male dominated societal practices. It is not anti-religion/Christianity or anti-male; rather it is a perspective of society before the male-dominated Christian society. I am looking forward to starting the second book.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Arthurian Legend from a woman's (Goddess) point of view.
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reviewed Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere, Bk 1) on + 1182 more book reviews
Guenevere is a strong character at the beginning and end of this book. I thought her character became a bit inconsistent and weak at times. Facing tragedy after tragedy, she turns from Arthur and doubts herself and her decisions again and again. She seemed to lose the strength shown at the outset of the story but she regains it when Arthur is injured in a joust. Merlin is depicted as an eccentric wizard who sees and helps form the future. Morgan is as evil as I've always believed. Will I read more by this author? Yes, I think so. I am glad I read this story and would like to follow the series.
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This was a new spin on the Avalon series for me. I appreciate a new perspective. Worth the read.


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