Arthurian #HistFic My #Bookreview of Lancelot by @GilesKristian @TransworldBooks @SophieChristoph

Rosie Amber

LancelotLancelot by Giles Kristian

4.5 stars

Lancelot is historical fiction set around the folklore of the mythical King Arthur. In this story we first meet Lancelot as a young boy. The son of a minor king, he is orphaned after a betrayal by warring lords.

Lancelot is rescued by the mysterious Lady Nimue and hidden away on a tidal isle off the Cornish coast. It’s here, this story tells us, where he first meets Guinevere, having rescued her from a sinking ship. The Lady Nimue teaches Guinevere about herbal lore, with other young girls, while Lancelot offers her friendship. At first, they sneak forbidden time together, however, as adolescence advances they fall in love. But Guinevere is forced to return home, leaving Lancelot heart-broken.

News reaches the island that Uther Pendragon is dying, so the kings and lords of Britain gather at Tintagel. When Arthur is proclaimed Uther’s heir, unrest…

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