Beatrice Small weaves a new tale conjured from the mists of Avalon. We are introduced to the descendants of Pendragon, three daughters from the Camelot line.
Averil The Eldest daughter is a great beauty, but bears the shame of being illegitimate. Her great beauty ensures she will make a good marriage and she works hard to make the best match she can. But fate steps in, spinning her life onto a path she did not foresee. Thinking to better his lot in life, a poor bailiff Rhys Fitzhugh, decides to abduct and heiress thinking they will be forced to wed. He kidnaps Averil not realising she is not the legal heir. Once comes to face the fact he goofed, he must set about to win a very angry Averil's heart. It's great fun and well penned 'taming of the shrew' Camelot style.
The second tale concerns Maia - the legitimate heiress. Maia loves Emrys Lynn, the descendant of Lancelot and the Lady of the Lake. There are tales about Emrys' previous wives and their deaths and rumours Emrys is an immortal, but Maia is convinced love will solve all.
The last tale about the youngest daughter, Junia. She loves her freedom and roams the countryside. She meets Richard De Bohun, falls in love with him and continues to meet him on the sly, because he is the son of her father's powerful enemy. Little knows Junia, that she is risking her whole family by her secret love.
It's a heady mix of myth, sensuality and the love of three very strong women. Dead on target! An excellent addition to Grail fiction.