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Guinevere The Legend in Autumn reader á Paperback read ↠ Woolley brilliantly concludes her acclaimed saga of The Round Table with a magnificent work destined to become a classic of contemporary Arthurian literature A canny retelling of mythic events in the context of ordinary human nature and historical possibility San FranWoolley brilliantly concludes her acclaimed saga of The Round Table with a magnificent work de Persia Woolley’s Guinevere trilogy is a fascinating look into the Arthurian legend through the eyes of his vastly misunderstood ueen Guinevere In the third and final novel in the trilogy Guinevere The Legend in Autumn Guinevere is waiting for her execution by burning at the stake As her final evening stretches out before her Guinevere reminisces with a knight of the round table Gareth about the last years of her rein with King ArthurThose final years were mostly good for Guinevere and Arthur although items were set into motion that would eventually bring down Camelot Guinevere and Arthur shared a partnership and friendship that together helped them to lead a nation Guinevere’s passions were stirred by her champion Lancelot but he was Arthur’s best friend and the two shared a chaste but passionate love Torn by his love for Guinevere Lancelot sought solace in Christianity and by leaving Camelot to be away from his temptationUnable to have children of her own Guinevere helped to raise her husband Arthur’s son Mordred and thought of him as her own Called the son of Lot by everyone Mordred did not know his true parentage until later in his teenage years Discovering he was the unwanted child of an incestuous relationship between his mother Morgause Arthur’s half sister and Arthur was than a bit shocking to Mordred More than that Mordred was hurt that Arthur would never acknowledge him or at least treat him as a son Mordred helped to ease relations with the Saxons that had invaded and settled on England’s shores but he couldn’t help wanting than what his lot in life had given himSeveral of the standard Arthurian legends are in Guinevere The Legend in Autumn Sir Gawain goes in search of the Green Knight And of course all of the members of the round table go on the hunt for the Holy Grail I really liked this section of the novel It presented the grail as meaning something different to each member of the round table depending on their faith and stage in life It was very interesting It was also shown as something that ultimately helped to bring down the round table by splintering and killing off many of the loyal membersI first read Persia Woolley’s Guinevere trilogy as a teenager and I have vastly enjoyed reading again now that I’m in my thirties I must admit that it is as good as or even better than I remember it from my youth I love reading tales of Arthurian legend and this trilogy is among the best I’ve read I’ll admit that I even love it better than my other favorites Mary Stewart’s Merlin series and The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyI love that the series tells the legend from Guinevere’s point of view So many other tales have Guinevere as a weak willed and even a trampy woman I greatly approve of her love for Arthur and Lancelot being defined in different ways Having Lancelot and Guinevere as chaste lovers is very passionate and intriguing Especially at the very exciting end of this novel that I can’t explain without giving away the plotMy other favorite part of the series is that Persia Woolley did so much research to put the legends into historical context and to find the “reality behind the myth” The books take place after the fall of the Roman empire with Britain at threat from the invading hordes of Saxons This review was first published on my blog at

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Guinevere The Legend in AutumnEnts in the context of ordinary human nature and historical possibility San Francisco Chronicl The last book in the trilogy told from Guinevere's perspective This volume was very moving Put a new twist on some of the events Gwen and Lancelot don't consummate their relationship until after the stake Lance doesn't kill Garett Galahad doesn't die in Jerusalem but in Carbonek as part of the Royal Promise Religion is still the great divider The mystery of Arthur's death at Camlann remains Gwen does go into a convent but as part of a deal she makes with Morgan Bedivere brings her Excalibur but not knowing if Arthur is alive tells him to keep it Lancelot and Bors become monks at GlastonburyThe series improved with each books and this one was the best While the events themselves are classic there is a new twist that makes them new