Get it at Amazonfrom our B+ review: Dawnflight tells the story of how Guinevere and Arthur met. Only this isn’t the Guinevere of legend. She is Gyanhumara (Gyan), the chieftainess of a fierce Pictish clan. Unlike the Brytoni women, Gyan wears clan tattoos and knows how to use a sword. To fulfill a treaty, Gyan must marry Urien, the son of a Brytoni chieftain. If she refuses, her people will go to war. Because she wants to do what’s best for her people, Gyan agrees to marry Urien. Unfortunately, Urien is repelled by her “barbaric” ways, and he plans to tame her once they are wed. Ready to marry Urien, despite her misgivings, Gyan journeys to Arthur’s headquarters. Then, she meets Arthur. Gyan and Arthur are drawn to each other from the start. Unlike Urien, Arthur respects Gyan’s strength. Both of them believe in fulfilling their duties, however, so they refuse to act on their feelings. It takes a brutal battle to change fate. Put away your mental images of Queen Guinevere. Gyan doesn’t resemble them. Though she hasn’t yet seen battle, she is a warrior at heart. She faces her challenges head-on. Like Gyan, Arthur doesn’t resemble the Arthur of legends. This Arthur is truly a leader at home in fifth-century England, down to his bronze weapons and the Roman influence that still lingers in his life. Gyan doesn’t meet Arthur until well into the story. Yet when they meet, the chemistry makes up for the separation. It’s clear to see that they are well suited, for they are both strong leaders devoted to their people. Arthur suffered from some moments of jealousy, but those didn’t overwhelm the novel.
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