The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere

The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere

by Phyllis Ann Karr

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The arrangements for the dinner party were overseen by Queen Quenevere herself. She selected the apples with her own hands. And before the evening ended, a young knight lay dead...and Arthur's beloved, unfaithful queen stood branded as a murderess and condemned to death!

Phyllis Ann Karr has taken Celtic legend and given it a fresh new twist in this magical murder-mystery of knights and sorcery, romantic entanglements and courtly intrigues. This is a tale that explores the passions and motivations of the men and women who stride through the pages of Mallory's romance: Sir Kay, the sharp-tongued seneschal; Nimue, the elusive Lady of the Lake; Morgan le Fay, Merlin's complex nemesis; the tormented sons of Lot and Morgawse; and Mordred, Arthur's own bitter, terrified son!

"In The Idylls of the Queen, Phyllis Ann Karr takes an incident (the murder of Sir Patrise) from Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur and creates an intelligent, complex, and fascinating mystery novel perfect for fans of historical mysteries, of British legends, and of fantasy." -- Cynthia Ward

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434443397
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 08/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 238
File size: 549 KB

Table of Contents

1.The Poisoning of Sir Patrise1
2.Of Gawaine's Faction and Lancelot's8
3.The Accusation16
4.Of Morgan's Duplicity and Kay's Jealousy22
5.Of a Search for a Serpent32
6.Of the Blood Feuds of the Sons of Lot43
7.The Wife of Sir Gaheris of Orkney55
8.Of the Start of a Short Search to Locate Lancelot65
9.Of Kay's Suspects, of Mordred's, and of the May Babies73
10.In the Castle of Sir Bellangere85
11.Further Talk of the Deaths of Sir Lamorak and Queen Morgawse, and of the Gossip Concerning Queen Guenevere93
12.Dame Iblis' Tale of Tragedy in a Pavilion103
13.The Tale of Cob the Charcoal Burner116
14.Kay's Views on the Early History of Sir Gareth Beaumains127
15.The Opinions of the Duke de la Rowse on Sir Ironside, Sir Astamore, and Others as Possible Poisoners136
16.The Battle at the Lake148
17.Sir Mordred's Tale of the Priest in the Woods156
18.The Lady of the Lake165
19.The Search for Morgan le Fay174
20.The Queen of All Dark Magic182
21.Dame Morgan's Tale of Sir Lancelot's Pictures on the Walls192
22.Of Watching the Past in Morgan's Mirror, and of the Spell of Despair201
23.The Way of the Tortoise Is Sometimes Inadequate212
24.Dame Morgan's Tale of Sir Astamore's Boyhood223
25.The Search for Sirs Gareth and Pinel234
26.Kay's Memories of the Deaths of Morgawse and Lamorak244
27.Sir Pinel's Tale of the Dolorous Stroke254
28.The Practice Tourney at Astolat263
29.The Tale of Pelleas and Ettard291
30.Conversations at Astolat282
31.Further Conversations at Astolat293
32.The Truth of the Deaths of Sir Lamorak and Dame Morgawse306
33.The Poisoner of Sir Patrise324

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