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Guenièvre, tome 2 : La Reine de Bretagne (Chrysalis Queen Quartet #2)

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The second book in the Chrysalis Queen Quartet, starring the young Guinevere.

Much has changed over the last few months in Gwynedd, but Guinevere is still uncertain where her future lies. She recently made the unsettling discovery that she has been guarded all her life by a pagan tribe who believes she is destined to save them—they believe she and the great king will one da
Paperback, 548 pages
Published January 16th 2003 by Le Pré aux Clercs (first published January 1st 2003)
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Again I have found I have greatly enjoyed Nancy McKenzie's work. Her character development and knowledge of the time period makes the story and the people seem more real. I cannot wait until the next ones in the quartet come out. In the meantime, I think i will check out her other novels of Arthurian legends...
Jennifer Wardrip
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Guinevere is still struggling to come to terms with the prophecy given at the time of her birth; a prophecy that foretold Guinevere would one day be wed to a great king and be the highest lady in the land.

She's also trying to come to terms with the young man the ancient tribe appointed as her personal guardian. As a ward of Queen Alyse and King Pellinore, she is invited to join them and her cousin, Princess Elaine, as they travel to a meeting of the
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
I bought this book to use as a gift for a young girl who loves the Arthur legend. I had already bought the first book, Guinevere’s Gift for her. I have many Arthur legend books, and among my very favorite is Nancy McKenzie’s Queen of Camelot.

This YA book about Guinevere’s life as a young girl is book II of the Chrysalis Queen Quartet but I guess there are only two books. It started out a little slow for me but definitely built into an intriguing story involving a prophecy. It takes place during
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much like the previous book, I felt this was another nice look at a young Guinevere and a great fill in to the Queen of Camelot book for adults. Guinevere continues to be endearing and inspiring by just being herself. I've always enjoyed that she is able to be tomboyish and feminine both, and this continues to be the trend. I like that we start to see the seeds of what becomes Elaine's deeper hatred for Gwen as well as the dislike from Morgan as well. It is a nice tie in to QoC, though it also s ...more
Teagan Burke
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is good as the first one, It will have you in suspense through the whole book. But I love how its a girl who stands up to everyone and is beautiful and knows how to do things and whats to know stuff about Llyr and his people. I would recommend this to anyone it is a great book. Just found out there is another one can't wait to read that one.
Have a good day and happy reading

"her arrows are dangerous, for her aim is true."
"she was the sun who warmed his world, the rain who nourished,th
Leslie Barberie Blount
What an awesome book. I have always been fascinated by Arthur and Guinevere, but this story is the best. It starts when Guinevere is only 12 so we learn about how she grew up. The problem is it was supposed to be a "quartet" and there are only two books so far. I e-mailed the author and she says she hopes to publish them soon. I can't wait until they come out.
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I thought I had already written my review for this book ... It has been a while since I read it now, but I still remember that it was just as wonderful as the first one. I'll have to go get it and read it again. I wonder when the third one will come out.
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. The only thing I didn't enjoy was how the story didn't end. I'll have to wait for book three to find out how will end. Of course we all know the legends so I could probably just guess.
Christine Anderson
This is a fun little series. This book is #2 apparently, but it was totally readable without having read the first one. It's about King Arthur's Guinevere when she's 13 and her first meet-up with Morgan Le Fey.
Guinevere travels with her aunt, uncle, and cousin to meet King Arthur, but instead the meet Morgan, Arthur's sister. When Guinevere's guardian Llyr is accused of stealing a precious dagger, Guinevere must find out who is trying to hurt her and why.
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's overall very good. There are some references to mature content and pagan gods.
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again, I have a thing about Guinevere. Very much liked it.
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful sequel to Guinevere's Gift. I could not put this book down. The characters are wonderfull and the writing is elegant and superb. A must read for fans of Arthurian legends.
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So sad there's no #3. :(
May 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as engaging as the first book. still a good read.
Aug 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the Queen's Quartet, Gwen must save her friend Llyr from death, while exposing the true thief. But that could be hard when the thief might be the High King's own sister, Morgan.
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