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The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere

The Idylls of the ueen: A Tale of ueen Guenevere review Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB In The Idylls of the ueen 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 fantasyueen Guenevere is giving a dinner to honor King Arthur's knights when one guest Sir Patrise falls dead of poison The dead man's cousin accuses the ueen of murder and she is taken away to. This is really A Tale of Sir Kay His Never ending Snark but I suppose Guenevere s name sells books I loved Kay his banter with Mordred and the book was a light entertaining read throughout Excellent voice nice plotting even if you might already know some of what gets revealed Though you can t necessarily predict the who dunnit

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The Idylls of the ueen: A Tale of ueen Guenevere review Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ho is guilty Kay knows the ueen is innocent and an unsuspected murderer is loose in feud filled Camelot a murderer who intended to kill a person or persons other than the obscure knight Patrise and who is poised to kill again With the trial only days away Kay joins with the great knights Gawaine and Gareth and their half brother King Arthur's bastard son Mordred in two uests to find the missing Lancelot and to uncover the true murderer Cynthia Ward. Reviewed here enjoyable Arthurian mystery treating the same episode in Malory as Dark Jenny which I reviewed for Ideomancer That is the poisoning of Sir Patrise and the false accusation against Guenevere which makes for a good mystery framework The authors take rather different approaches though Dark Jenny features an original character from an ongoing series while Idylls of the ueen rehabilitates the Sir Kay Arthur s foster brother making him a hero in his own right I picked up this book to scratch my sympathetic Mordred itch my copy of The Winter Prince is out of state Mordred is a major supporting character like Kay trying to solve the mystery of who poisoned Sir Patrise as it is suspected that the poison was aimed at his brother Gawain This Mordred is sarcastic infuriating sharp witted enough loyal to his mother and tormented by the knowledge that he is prophesied to be the downfall of Camelot This makes him suicidal but as by medieval standards a suicide damned his soul he mostly tries to get other people to kill him His humor and Kay s skeptical narration stop his character from being weighed down by angstSo it scratched the Mordred itch but this book also dug up my Gawain feelings from way back when I read Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight which is clearly an influence on this portrayal of Gawain He s far from perfect but he s honorable to a faultAnd what of Kay the main character He s pragmatic being a seneschal and not much of a fighter in fact he loses the climactic fight with the bad guy He s the guy who makes sure everyone gets fed not the guy who goes off on uests and he has a cynical attitude towards glory seeking Oh and he s desperately in love with Guenevere which accounts for his bitterness towards Lancelot who is Sir Not Appearing in this Book Kay s a fun narrator but I found my sympathies deeply engaged by the Orkney brothers The emotional climax of the book is when Kay gathers the brothers together and makes them face some unpleasant truthsThe book bogs down for a bit in the middle when they re visiting Morgan le Fay and also the villains tend to be unsympathetic from the get go both sanctimonious in different ways But those are minor flaws as the novel picks up towards the end and repays the investment At the end of the book I was only sad there wasn t

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The Idylls of the ueen: A Tale of ueen Guenevere review Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Be held until her trial by combat If her knight champion wins Guenevere will be declared innocent and freed; if he loses she will be burned to death as a murderer She is unlikely to survive the trial Most of Britain's mightiest knights were at the dinner and therefore cannot fight for the ueen Her champion and secret lover the invincible Lancelot has vanished And as Sir Kay realizes trial by combat determines only is who is the better fighter not w. I really loved reading Idylls of the ueen It took me a while to get into because the flippant stories of Camelot are much less my thing but at its heart the story loved the older tellings of the story which helped you can tell by the fact that Phyllis Ann Karr chose an epigraph for each chapter from Malory It was fun playing spot the source tooKay s narrative voice is delightful and the mystery is fun too It helps if you have a good knowledge of Malory both to follow the plot and make your own guesses and to see what Karr is doing so cleverly I loved her version of Gawain too and her sympathy with the female characters of the stories was a joy to read Morgan Le Fay getting to tell her own story obviously not totally novel but fresh enoughI m not sure how much this is actually going to help me with my dissertation but it s a very fun book anyway


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    PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] The Idylls of the ueen is one of my favorite if not my absolute favorite Arthurian novel Undoubtably this is due to the fact that it is told from the point of view of Sir Kay whom I always felt sorry for it's a eld

  2. says: PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] Phyllis Ann Karr ò 3 review

    PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] Unlike most contemporary Arthurian literature which tends to borrow a framework and set of characters much in fact as medieval writers did Karr sticks closely to Malory's account but fills in details and backstory to create a whole new approach She begins with a fairly minor tale from Le Morte D'Arthur a knight Sir Patrise dies w

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    PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] This is really A Tale of Sir Kay His Never ending Snark but I suppose Guenevere's name sells books I loved Kay his banter with Mordred and the book was a light entertaining read throughout Excellent voice nice plotting even if you might already know some of what gets revealed Though you can't necessarily predict the who dunnit

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    PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] I really loved reading Idylls of the ueen It took me a while to get into because the flippant stories of Camelot are much less my thing but at its heart the story loved the older tellings of the story which helped you can

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    free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phyllis Ann Karr Phyllis Ann Karr ò 3 review PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] Haven't read this book since it came out in 1982 WOW It is even better than I remember it If you are a fan of the old Malory tales of Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table then you will definitely eat this upPAK takes details from Le Morte d'Arthur and weaves them into a medieval whodunit Sir Kay the third rate hero and maybe second rate villain as well as the King's stepbrother reveals unknown depths as he tries

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    read The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phyllis Ann Karr Here's an odd thing an Arthurian murder mystery It's based on an incident from Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur the death of Sir Patrise who dies after eating a poisoned apple at ueen Guenevere's dinner table When Guenevere is accused of the crime the loyal seneschal Sir Kay sets out to prove her innocence

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    PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phyllis Ann Karr read The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere Reviewed here enjoyable Arthurian mystery treating the same episode in Malory as Dark Jenny which I reviewed for I

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    PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] Dear King Arthur or specifically the Morte Dartur fans you will love this bookSo here's the deal this book is a genre blend The narrator Kay is the closest we ever get to a jaded noir detective and uite frankly he plays the role to grumpy perfection Next the book takes its characters straight from the human level everyone has a problem a grudge a secret and it all stems from Thomas Malory's source material But best of all it doesn't fall i

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    PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phyllis Ann Karr read The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere For the Arthurian fan this is truly a delightful novel Tailored to fit exactly into the interstices of Malory's MORT DE ARTHUR it combines all the King Arthur characters with a vivid medieval setting and a close adherence to the chivalric ethos A small tour de force that should be much better known

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    PDF NEW [The Idylls of the Queen: A Tale of Queen Guenevere] I hear Karr paints a heartbreaking picture of Mordred ergo my love for him means I must read this

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