Twilight of Avalon

Twilight of Avalon

A Novel of Trystan & Isolde

Book - 2009
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She is a healer, a storyteller, a warrior, and a queen without a throne. In the shadow of King Arthur's Britain, one woman knows the truth that could save a kingdom from the hands of a tyrant...
Ancient grudges, old wounds, and the quest for power rule in the newly widowed Queen Isolde's court. Hardly a generation after the downfall of Camelot, Isolde grieves for her slain husband, King Constantine, a man she secretly knows to have been murdered by the scheming Lord Marche -- the man who has just assumed his title as High King. Though her skills as a healer are renowned throughout the kingdom, in the wake of Con's death, accusations of witchcraft and sorcery threaten her freedom and her ability to bring Marche to justice. Burdened by their suspicion and her own grief, Isolde must conquer the court's distrust and superstition to protect her throne and the future of Britain.
One of her few allies is Trystan, a prisoner with a lonely and troubled past. Neither Saxon nor Briton, he is unmoved by the political scheming, rumors, and accusations swirling around the fair queen. Together they escape, and as their companionship turns from friendship to love, they must find a way to prove what they know to be true -- that Marche's deceptions threaten not only their lives but the sovereignty of the British kingdom.
In Twilight of Avalon , Anna Elliott returns to the roots of the legend of Trystan and Isolde to shape a very different story -- one based in the earliest written versions of the Arthurian tales -- a captivating epic brimming with historic authenticity, sweeping romance, and the powerful magic of legend.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2009
ISBN: 9781416589891
1416589899
Branch Call Number: F ELL

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JMP7 Jun 25, 2013

A mix of historical fiction and legend, set in 6th century Britain, this book is a different take on the Trystan and Isolde legend, with Isolde as the granddaughter of King Arthur. Although I wished the pace to be a little faster, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the second one.

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KimD
Mar 20, 2011

I love this book! This series is so amazing. The legend of Tristan/Trystan and Isolde is so extraordinary.

kpalichuk Nov 04, 2009

I may need to re read this sometime - i got bored after the first 150 pages, probably because I was reading a book in a similar vein that held my attention much better.

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