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High Queen (Queen of Camelot #2)

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The Childless Queen

The prophecy spoken at Queen Guinevere's birth had been fulfilled. Guinevere reigned strong and true, at the side of her beloved King Arthur. Together, they had forged a legendary kingdom, and its fame would live forever. Yet there had been a dark side to the prophecy, and the white shadow of fate ever hung over the Queen.

Now Guinevere thought she knew w...more
Mass Market Paperback, 439 pages
Published January 30th 1995 by Del Rey
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Rebecca
This has to be one of my favorite Arthurian books. Some might say it is a sugar coated version of the legend. I liked it mostly because Gwen and Lancelot don't actually have relations behind Arthur's back. Well, they do to a degree but it isn't as drastic and Arthur sort of knows about it anyways and doesn't think much of it. And there was a lot of Guinevere and Arthur, which I enjoyed. It was very tough to read the ending though because it was so depressing. McKenzie does a good job of taking y...more
Dallas Funk
After doing a wonderful job of drawing a connection between the reader and the characters in the first book (The Child Queen), as well as strong connections between the characters, Nancy McKenzie goes on to once again draw the reader in to the world of Camelot as it hurtles towards its demise. The reader feels a gamut of emotions as each page is turned and character after character makes the right choice--which the reader knows is actually drawing them nearer to the destruction of Camelot. These...more
Erin Germain
This book isn't as much of a favorite as The Child Queen is, I think because it has the whole death of Arthur to it, but also because Morgause and Morgan are handled in somewhat stereotypical fashion - conniving, manipulating witches. Still enjoyed the visit back to Camelot, but I think I need to come forward in history for a while.
Megan
This is the sequel to The Child Queen. It's a sad story because you know what is coming and a sense of dread looms over the whole book. I always cry at the end, yet I read it over and over! That truly is the sign of a good book, though, isn't it?
Prativa
May 15, 2009 Prativa is currently reading it
This book provides a unique way of looking at the King Arthur stories from the eyes of his wife, Gwen, and the story behind her own life.
Miranda
Nov 28, 2008 Miranda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction lovers
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I had to search for a long time before I found the sequel to the Child Queen. My mom surprised me with it for my birthday.
Kat
Decent book, but really only as a follow-on to The Child Queen, which is better, IMO.
Melissa
Although not as good as the first book...child queen...I still liked this one.
Kristen5216
Even more compelling than the first! And epically tragic
Hanan
The sequel to the Child Queen
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Nancy McKenzie is the author of several novels based on Arthurian tales. Guinevere’s Gift is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Danbury, Connecticut.
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