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Camelot's Shadow [Paperback]

Sarah Zettel
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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4 May 2004

A stunning tale of romance and magic set against the legendary backdrop of King Arthur’s court.

At nineteen the beautiful Lady Rhian is clearly of marriageable age. But her father seems reluctant to give his blessing to any of her suitors. When she discovers the true reason for this – that in return for her mother's life he promised her to a sorcerer – she runs away to join a convent.

The sorcerer, Euberacon, is determined to exact his payment and waylays Rhian on the road, but she is rescued by the valiant Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table, who gallantly offers to escort Rhian to Camelot.

Gawain has grave tidings to bring to Arthur – the Saxons are growing restless, and the threat of war looms. He has taken a great risk in stopping to help Rhian. But when a band of Saxons attacks them, Rhian proves that her skills include more than tapestry and gossip – and Gawain will be captivated as much by her bravery as by her beauty.

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (4 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007171080
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007171088
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.2 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,512,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Sarah Zettel:

‘Powerful … a strong and passionate vision’ Time Out

‘A triumph of storytelling … rich, compelling and exciting’ Amazon

About the Author

Sarah Zettel was born in California in 1966. Since then, she's lived in ten cities, four states and two countries. She has written several fantasy and science fiction novels and many short stories in various genres. She currently lives in Michigan with her husband and their son.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Camelot's Ladies brought to life 22 Jun 2004
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I bought this book on the recommendation of a shop assistant at a local bookshop. Not expecting too much I began to read, and have been unable to put it down since. The story is based on the legend of Gawain and the Green Knight with a twist. It focuses upon the Lady Rhian known in the legends as Lady Ragnelle and her relationship with Gawain, as well as the other members of Camelot's court. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and await the others with a great deal of anticipation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars completely worth it! 3 July 2006
I picked up this book with a little trepidition, as an avid medieval film and book fan i thought it would not live up to my expectations, as so many books have in the past. I am amazed to say that I could not put this book down!it was absolutely perfect, blending just the right amount of realistic romance and adventure and having read the following 2 books I cant recommend them enough!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Arthurian Fantasy Well Worth Reading 2 Oct 2005
This romantic fantasy recreates Camelot in all its glory and, if Arthurian legends are your thing, then don't miss this.
The Lady Risa escapes from her father after learning of his promise to give her over to an evil sorcerer in exchange for the life of her beloved mother. Enter Sir Gawain, Kings Champion and Knight of the Round Table and, after several (rather lucky) escapes from marauding Saxons seeking their blood, love blossoms.
The old tale of Gawain and the Green Knight has been reworked beautifully; Risa's feelings of despondency at the loss of her home and her father's betrayal, fear of the evil mage capturing her soul and her growing feelings for Gawain wrapped in the knowlegde of his superior station in life.
Interestingly there are no signs of the passionate ill-fated affair between Lancelot and Guinevere. Lancelot seen through the eyes of Gawain is portrayed as vain and boastful.
Well recommended for all fantasy lovers - a different style from Zettel's 'Isavalta trilogy' but gripping none the less. I'll definitely be buying the sequel 'Camelot's Honour'.....
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lady Rhian the Perfect 29 May 2006
I thought this book would be awesome. It's got all the right ingredients - Camelot, romance, and an evil sorceror. But it came off as cheesy and cliche. Lady Rhian is perfect, and Gawain's love for her seems entirely unfounded. It's a humorous read if you don't take it seriously, but as a book it's not great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really good, love the camelot story 28 Mar 2011
Loved this book! Perfect mix of romance, history and fantasy. The only thing I didn't like was the end, I WANT MORE!!
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