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The Child of the Holy Grail

by Rosalind Miles

Series: Guenevere (3)

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Arthur prepares to celebrate his son Mordred's coming of age, which coincides with the great religious feast of Pentecost. Guenevere is conscious that she and Arthur must give the impression of a gilded couple at the height of their powers. But few know the tensions swirling beneath the surface.
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    Isolde, Queen of the Western Isle by Rosalind Miles (Kerian)
    Kerian: This is the start of another great trilogy by this author that connects to her Guenevere series.
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This series is to the Arthurian saga what Twilight is to vampires. Cringeworthy, yet I can't look away. ( )
  simargl | Aug 20, 2009 |
Usually the third in a trilogy is set up to be the most thrilling of all three stories. Theoretically, it has been building up for the two previous books, leaving the third to just get on with the story and move forward with the action. Not so with this book. It seemed to drag right along with the slow expository that the second book lacked.

The characters continued in their downward spirals, lacking the appeal that made the story enjoyable even up through the end of the second novel.

I must also admit that the villification of the church throughout the story made me incredibly uncomfortable, even as a non-theist. It detracted further from the appeal of the story and really bogged down the already convoluted end of the story with more complications.

I expected a lot more from this third novel than I got out of it. It was a truly disappointing end to a promising trilogy. ( )
  rainbowdarling | Mar 16, 2009 |
I started reading this trilogy, hated it, but had to finish it. It seems like the author has a hateful spite towards men, and released these feelings in these books. In this story, King Arthur is a weak, trembling fool, who owes is greatness to the women who surrounded him. ( )
  hlselz | Feb 19, 2007 |
The 3rd book in the series...doesn't disappoint. ( )
  writestuff | Jan 20, 2007 |
I loved this series, probably more than the author's 'Tristan & Isolde' series. Reading the 'Guenevere' series this summer even helped me out in my college classic myth class (involving the triple goddess, female archetypes, and what not). This is definately going to be a reread for me. If you enjoyed it and haven't tried the author's 'Tristan & Isolde' series, get started. I'm digging into her "I, Elizabeth" next. ( )
  Kerian | Jan 11, 2007 |
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The bitter rains of March beat on the hillside overhead.
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Arthur prepares to celebrate his son Mordred's coming of age, which coincides with the great religious feast of Pentecost. Guenevere is conscious that she and Arthur must give the impression of a gilded couple at the height of their powers. But few know the tensions swirling beneath the surface.

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