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Guinevere: The Legend in Autumn

Guinevere: The Legend in Autumn - Persia Woolley This was hard to finish. Mostly because of the horrible bitter end I knew was coming, but also because I just don't CARE about Guinevere and Lancelot's twu luv. I just don't, I never have. I'm far more interested in Guinevere and Arthur's relationship, the love and care there and how they stayed together and worked as partners than I am in any true destined love. And these books failed to make me care. And since this last book was mostly about how Lancelot and Guinevere finally got together, amid all the politicing of the final days in Camelot, I just didn't care so much. I skimmed large parts of the book.

That said, I think it's a fairly well done version of teh Arthur legend. I ADORED Woolley's version of Gawain, and how she worked the Green Knight and the Loathly Lady into the story were perfection. Though I suppose my Gawain bias is showing, he's always been my favorite of Arthur's knights.

All in all these were pretty decent books. This one gets a lower score because I had a hard time getting through it. Not because it wasn't well written but because I really don't care about the part of the Arthur legend it told.