- Fiction Book of the Year – Authors Circle
- Silver Award – Foreword Indie Book Awards (fantasy)
Game of Thrones meets The Mists of Avalon. Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Signe Pike.
Legend says Guinevere spent her final days in penance in a convent, but that is far from the truth.
Having escaped death at the stake, Guinevere longs to live a peaceful life in Brittany with Lancelot, but the threat of Arthur’s wrath quickly separates the lovers. Guinevere finds herself back in Camelot, but it is not the peaceful capital she once knew; the loyalty of the people is divided over Arthur’s role in her death sentence. When war draws Arthur away from Britain, Mordred is named acting king. With Morgan at his side and a Saxon in his bed, Mordred’s thirst for power becomes his undoing and the cause of Guinevere’s greatest heartache.
In the wake of the deadly battle that leaves the country in civil war, Guinevere’s power as the former queen is sought by everyone who seeks to ascend the throne. Heartbroken and refusing to take sides in the conflict, she flees north to her mother’s Votadini homeland, where she is at long last reunited with Lancelot. The quiet life she desires is just beginning when warring tribal factions once again thrust her into an unexpected position of power. Now charged with ending an invasion that could bring an end to the Votadini tribe and put the whole island in the hands of
the Saxons, Guinevere must draw upon decades of experience to try to save the people she loves and is sworn to protect.
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- First place – Chaucer Award Historical Fiction (Dark Ages, Medieval, Renaissance category
- Finalist -Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Historical Non-fiction category)
“Full of riveting action and surrealistic scenes of ancient lore…Deftly crafted and highly recommended historical fiction!” Historical Novel Society
“With its eloquent style and lush imagery, the work retains the rich, earthy tones of an Old English epic. Evelina’s work boasts a careful interplay between riveting legends and modern sensibilities and will appeal to a broad range of readers.” – The BookLife Prize
“A sumptuous, delectable treat, a tale written in gorgeous prose and featuring characters that are richly developed, with multiple levels of conflict and an enticing romance. Nicole Evelina’s writing is daring, a work of great imagination.” – Reader’s Favorite (5-Star review)
“[A] well-written, if not traditional, retelling of legend…entertaining and full of surprises.” – InD’tale Magazine
“If you only read one new Arthurian novel this year, make it Mistress of Legend by Nicole Evelina…She has given back to Guinevere, an often overlooked and derided figure, her dignity and endowed her with a true personality. While I enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy, I actually loved this one. In fact, I couldn’t put it down; I read it all in one day and was disappointed when I realized I was on the last page and there wasn’t still more.” – Tyler Tichelaar, author of King Arthur’s Children and the Children of Arthur series.
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Languages: Published in English worldwide. All other rights available.
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Publisher: Lawson Gartner Publishing
- 978-0-9967632-5-7 (print)
- 978-0-9967632-6-4 (ebook)
- 978-0-9967632-7-1 (audio)