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The Dragon's Harp by Rachael Pruitt
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Jun 03, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: seton-hill-writers, kindle
Read in May, 2012

The beautiful language alone makes this new take on the Gwenhwyfar legend worth reading. Throw in concrete setting and historical details and cinematic imagery and the book takes on a life of its own. I was pleased to see it's volume one because following Gwen into the next phase of her life will be even more exciting. From innocent, but never naive, little girl to the woman who so enthralled a kingdom, we get to watch Gwen grow through life.

The dreamy pace ratchets up at points, giving voice to the underlying tension and behind-the-scenes plotting. Pruitt knows her Arthurian lore well, and it shows. Yet, she manages a fresh and exciting glimpse into a different past, one where the mythos of Camelot blends seamlessly with pre-Celtic beliefs and a Welsh sense of pride.

Highly recommended for its quality writing and genius characterization. You'll fall in love with a child queen from the very first page.
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