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The Guinevere Deception: Camelot Rising, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Arthur's fair maiden freshly reimagined as powerful witch.

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Though the plot meanders, this reimagining of Guinevere's role in Camelot still intrigues with dark magic, a forbidden romance, and mystery. Guinevere is an enigma even to herself. She doesn't know her old name, who her mother was, or how involved Merlin was in her life before. And she can't trace her extreme fear of water to a trauma from her nebulous past. This mystery doesn't always build smoothly in The Guinevere Deception, and neither does Guinevere's understanding of her role in Camelot and what she really wants it to be, but the story still draws the reader along as Guinevere learns what it takes to both be queen and protect Camelot.

Like the original legend, a love triangle ensues. But it doesn't include Lancelot this time -- the knight is a totally new surprise for readers we won't spoil here. Here's hoping more curious surprises are in store for the rest of the trilogy.

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