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Camelot's Queen

(Guinevere's Tale #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  35 reviews
History remembers Guinevere’s sin, but it was Arthur who transgressed first.

Forced into a marriage she neither anticipated nor desired, Guinevere finds herself High Queen, ruling and fighting alongside Arthur as they try to subdue the Saxons, Irish and Picts who threaten Britain from every direction. Though her heart still longs for her lost love, Guinevere slowly grow
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Published April 12th 2016 by Lawson Gartner Publishing
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Camelot’s Queen by Nicole Evelina is a 2016 Lawson Gartner Publishing publication.

This second installment in the Guinevere Tales trilogy centers around the most familiar part of the Arthurian mythology. This story tells how Guinevere is forced to marry Arthur, despite being in love with someone else, and is named his queen.

Both she and Arthur had other plans in life, but they are determined to do their duty, and decide to make the best of their marriage. However, tragedies, crimes, and intrigu
Trigger warning: (view spoiler).

As the second installment in the Guinevere's Tale trilogy, this novel primarily focuses on Guinevere's life following her marriage to King Arthur, and boy was it brutal and intense from the get-go. With Guinevere still in love with Aggrivaine, and Arthur also in a relationship with another (surprise!), their marriage to one another really started out as little more than duty and wi
Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
Rating: 4.5/5 stars (increased to 5 stars for this site)

Camelot's Queen is the second book in the Guinevere's Tale trilogy which tells the story of Camelot through the eyes of Guinevere. The first book in the series, Daughter of Destiny, (which I strongly encourage you to read first) shows Guinevere's life as a young girl as she goes through priestess training on Avalon and later as a young woman who falls in love. This book picks up at Guinevere and King Arthur's wedding and includes well known
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys reading about Guinevere and King Arthur.
I can never seem to get enough of the story of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and all the Knights of the Round Table or The Combrogi as Nicole Evelina, the author of Camelot's Queen,Book 2, refers to them. I absolutely loved Daughter of Destiny, Book 1, but with Book 2, I kept putting the book down for long periods of time. I believe it was because I get frustrated when Guinevere puts herself in a dangerous situation (Lancelot). Of course I know the story and Guinevere and Lancelot commit adu ...more
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Copy from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour for an honest review
What a great addition to the “Guinevere's Tale." I really enjoyed the first book Daughter of Destiny (Guinevere's Tale #1). Just like the first book, the author gives us an insight into Guinevere. She really lets us into her thoughts and emotions. I love the complexity of this character and all the different depths that the author analyzed with her. Guinevere is by no means perfect and we, as
InD'tale Magazine
The engaging voice of Serena Scott Thomas is a beautiful addition to this tale, and draws the listener into the depths of the world that Ms. Evelina has created, breathing stunning life into it.

Read full review in the 2017 September issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Helen Hollick
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review:
" Ms Evelina skilfully blends the few facts we know of the period with beautifully written fiction. "

Helen Hollick
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Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite a few jarring modern word choices, I loved this book and its version of my favorite story ever. Looking forward to book three!
Camelot’s Queen begins with Guinevere’s marriage to Arthur. Guinevere must settle down to a marriage with a man she does not love. However, she is quickly won over by his kindness and finds a peaceful contentment with him. When she is suddenly kidnapped by King Maleagant that wants her as his queen, Guinevere finds herself abandoned and betrayed by Arthur. Hurt by Arthur’s betrayal, Guinevere begins to have an affair with Lancelot. When Guinevere’s affair becomes known to Arthur, she is put on t ...more
Charity Rowell
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.

This sequel to Daughter of Destiny is amazing! Continuing where the first book left off, Camelot's Queen is a well-written Arthurian fantasy with political intrigue, war, an epic quest, religious intrusion, and romance. As with the first book, the tale is told from Guinevere's point of view; a fact that is strongly reflected in her role as a queen and Arthur's advisor, her belief system, in her innermost thoughts and
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A Forced Marriage..

There's a phrase that I will use to describe this sequel.. " Better Than The First ".

Gwen is not as she seemed in book one and there is a shocking Twist in the story line.

The Author created a Unique Twist on the Arthurian and Merlin era.

Overall, this book was a Good Read that was very difficult to put down.

Serena Scott Thomas did well with the narration.

"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The second in this intriguing tale of a Guinevere who was raised to be priestess on Avalon before becoming Arthur's queen. Who would have ever thought she would have to openly share her queenly role with Morgan, her adversary since their were young girls in Avalon? Can't wait for the 3rd installment! ...more
Susanna Shipman
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I just dknt like this story line

I have read literally hundreds of books about King Arthur & the Arthurian age, and, although this woman is an excellent writer, i dont like the way she has treated Guenivere in this story at all! It is too demeaming & insulting to the character.
May 21, 2021 marked it as will-not-read  ·  review of another edition
After the disappointment that was the first book, I won't finish this series. I hate when I cannot complete a series of books that I started, but in this case, unfortunately, I now that I won't like it, especially after read some of the reviews. ...more
Pat Wahler
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well-written and unique story about Guinevere. I enjoyed each chapter and found myself staying up late at night to finish "just a few more pages." ...more
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We're getting there. So much of Book 2 is based on the Arthurian myths & legends; I hope Book 3 lives up to the content of this one. Let's have it A.S.A.P. ...more
Christopher Stires
Wonderful telling of Guinevere's story ...more
Nicole Evelina
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
THIS IS NOT MY OWN REVIEW. Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite:

Being King Arthur’s queen was not the life Guinevere would have chosen, but what choice was she given. And, once she accepted her lot as the king’s wife, she was forever the target of mischief and jealous rivalry. But Guinevere had been trained as a priestess by the Lady of the Lake in Avalon; she knew how to hold herself above reproach and she had the powers to call on the gifts of the goddess when the need aro
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Within this medieval political thriller is the ultimate romantic tale.
An extremely compelling first paragraph draws the reader in rapidly and deeply.

Opening with the elaborate description of the pagentry of royal joining along with a hint of premonition and temptations to come. We quickly understand the roles women play in these times and how well versed they are in them; how individually each relates to her part. The tale is told with all the spit and fire of the cattiest soap drama.
Even when
Emily-Jane Orford
Being King Arthur’s Queen was not the life Guinevere would have chosen, but what choice was she given. And, once she accepted her lot as the King’s wife, she was forever the target of mischief and jealous rivalry. But Guinevere had been trained as a priestess by the Lady of the Lake in Avalon and she knew how to hold herself above reproach and she had the powers to call on the gifts of the goddess herself when the need arose. It didn’t help her much when she was kidnapped and raped, but there we ...more
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Camelot’s Queen is the second book of a trilogy retelling the story of Camelot from Guinevere’s point of view rather than Arthur’s. The first book, Daughter of Destiny, introduced the reader to Guinevere as a child as she headed off to her training as a priestess of the Goddess. Her future is foreshadowed in a number of ways but nothing is written in stone. That book ended with her engagement to King Arthur and this second book picks up at their wedding.

Unlike the sugar coated musical that most
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Usually, everyone hates a sequel. It is never as good as the first one. That is not the case here. Guinevere is now married to King Arthur, and while it is not the marriage she wanted, there is very little she can do about it. They have come to respect each other to do what is best for the kingdom and find the Holy Grail. Unfortunately, there is evil at every turn. Just when you thought you knew who to trust, friends quickly become enemies.

CAMELOT'S QUEEN is extremely well written, and I could
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of Guinevere. It portrays a strong woman, a priestess, battle queen and healer, rather than the flirty airhead seen in some Arthurian tales. This one fits more with a queen in 5th century Britain. this tale covers Guinevere from her marriage to Arthur through to her sentencing for treason and escape with Lancelot, including her capture and rape by Malegrant, the battle of Badon Hill and her interactions with the druid Merlin and the priestesses of Avalon. A very we ...more
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read The Once and Future King, The Mists of Avalon, and other Camelot fiction. This tops all of them. The writing and characterization are excellent, and the author knows how to use first-person narrative and still tell a robust story. The twists in this version keep the basic story fresh, and I prefer the perspective of a non-Christian woman. And, naturally, Guinevere's greatest enemy turns out to be a bishop in the Christian church, who drugs the king in order to try to have her killed. ...more
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
very entertaining and well-researched. certainly a new twist to the Raleigh of Guinevere, Arthur and the story of the search for the grail. Lots of menacing characters you love to hate, and the characters of Arthur and Guinevere are taken in different directions! worth the read.
Heather Osborne
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second novel in a series, I loved this one just as much as Daughter of Destiny. I won't say too much, for those who haven't read the first one, but this is definitely a great story, with memorable characters. You'll not want to miss this amazing novel. I couldn't put it down! ...more
InD'tale Magazine

What a refreshing twist to a historical fiction nearly as old as time!

Read full review in the 2016 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Part 2

Just as good as the first part and I'm eagerly awaiting part three! It isn't a surprise for people who know about the legends, but just to forewarn anyone, there is a rape in this part of the story.
Heidi J. Rosofsky
Sep 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Different take on Guinevere's tale

The first book builds a stronger version of Guinevere than most Arthurian tales. This second volume's portrayal is inconsistent, thus losing some of the fire and strength of the first.
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Nicole Evelina is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and women’s fiction whose six books have won more than 40 awards, including three Book of the Year designations. The TV/movie option for her book Madame Presidentess, was recently acquired by Fortitude International.

Nicole was named Missouri’s Top Independent Author by Library Journal and Biblioboard as the winne

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