WHITE ROSE OF AVALON
November 16, 2007
Awe-Struck E-books, Inc.
Rating: 3 cups
Morgaine, faery queen of Avalon, senses that the time of the Goddess is coming to an end. She will stop at nothing to save Avalon from descending into the mists forever.
Lancelot, half-faery and half-human, grows up in Avalon and becomes friend and lover to Morgaine. Morgaine has a plan for Lancelot, which he dutifully accepts.
Morgaine has made a pact with the Christian monks. She will rid Britain of the fierce Saxon invaders if she can choose the next High King of Britain. She chooses Artorius to be High King and marries him to Gwenhwyfar, who has been trained in the ways of the Goddess. Nimue, faery mother of Lancelot, holds a deep resentment of Morgaine, who did not allow her human lover to live with her in Avalon. This resentment will lead to betrayal and put the safety of Avalon on the line. Similarly, Artorius is betrayed by those he holds most dear, which will greatly compromise his power.
White Rose of Avalon is a highly erotic take on the Arthurian legend. Unlike other versions, this novel does not center around Arthur, or Artorius in this case, but revolves around Morgaine, Lancelot and Gwenhwyfar. Although it is an intriguing idea, I actually felt like something was missing by not having Artorius’ point of view. The characters are well defined. Morgaine is not very likeable as she is always interfering, yet doing what she thinks is best. Lancelot is strong as would be expected and you may find yourself actually feeling sorry for Gwenhwyfar. Ms. Heckart’s descriptive scenery is absolutely magical creating an intensely sexual twist of a classic legend.
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