There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl.
Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.
To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur’s knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.
Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?
I have always loved Arthurian legends. In fact, in college, I took an entire class devoted to them. I’ve been loving the resurgence of King Arthur retellings these days.
That being said, I cannot wait for this book because it also has a bit of faerie lore (changelings!? Holy crap, how fucking awesome) and tons of magic which is exactly my jam. Like, I just can’t wait, you guys. I haven’t read any of Kiersten White’s other works (I do own most of them, tbh, I just haven’t gotten around to reading them), but many of my friends really enjoy her writing so I’m pretty sure I’ll have a good time with this. And on a cover lust note, I really love the design. I think the blue and yellow look amazing together and it’s just very pretty.
The Guinevere Deception is releasing on November 5th, 2019 which is just two months away, but it seriously can’t come soon enough for me. Are you planning on picking it up? What are some of your favorite books based on popular legends? Let’s talk about our favorite myths, yeah?