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The White Raven by Diana L. Paxson
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Jun 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: theme-arthurian-legend, own, fiction-fantasy
Read from April 14 to June 18, 2010

4.5 stars out of 5.

I thought that this story was very lovely. 'The White Raven' tells the tale of Drustan and Esseilte (Tristan and Isolde)from the point-of-view of Esseilte's cousin and personal servant, Branwen. While we are all familiar with the tragic fate of the star-crossed lovers, Paxson introduces the idea that it would take a devoted and loving third party to keep the machinations of such a forbidden love from unraveling. This story is told with her voice.

Lushly written with haunting, sometimes achingly beautiful scenes, I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Celtic mythology and Arthurian legend.
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