Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - TWILIGHT OF AVALON by Anna Elliott

"Waiting on Wednesday"
is hosted by
Jill from Breaking the Spine.

by Anna Elliot

I've risen from my sickbed just to tell you about this book with an absolutely gorgeous cover.
I first heard about it from a member of Library Thing -
and I'm jealous as all get out that she received an ARC!
Due out in May, I can hardly wait to dive into it.

Description (from Simon & Schuster):

Book One in the Twilight of Avalon Trilogy

She is a healer, a storyteller, a warrior, and a queen without a throne. In the shadow of King Arthur's Britain, one woman knows the truth that could save a kingdom from the hands of a tyrant...

Ancient grudges, old wounds, and the quest for power rule in the newly widowed Queen Isolde's court. Hardly a generation after the downfall of Camelot, Isolde grieves for her slain husband, King Constantine, a man she secretly knows to have been murdered by the scheming Lord Marche -- the man who has just assumed his title as High King. Though her skills as a healer are renowned throughout the kingdom, in the wake of Con's death, accusations of witchcraft and sorcery threaten her freedom and her ability to bring Marche to justice. Burdened by their suspicion and her own grief, Isolde must conquer the court's distrust and superstition to protect her throne and the future of Britain.

One of her few allies is Trystan, a prisoner with a lonely and troubled past. Neither Saxon nor Briton, he is unmoved by the political scheming, rumors, and accusations swirling around the fair queen. Together they escape, and as their companionship turns from friendship to love, they must find a way to prove what they know to be true -- that Marche's deceptions threaten not only their lives but the sovereignty of the British kingdom.

In Twilight of Avalon, Anna Elliott returns to the roots of the legend of Trystan and Isolde to shape a very different story -- one based in the earliest written versions of the Arthurian tales -- a captivating epic brimming with historic authenticity, sweeping romance, and the powerful magic of legend.

You can read an excerpt from Chapter One
and an interview with Anna Elliot at the Simon & Schuster website.
I'm going back to bed!


Mary said...

Wow, I'll be watching for reviews of this one. Great cover too.

Jess said...

Wow -- this book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read your review.

Zibilee said...

This book looks incredible, and you are right the cover is gorgeous! Well, now I am waiting on this one as well!

Anna Elliott said...

Well, thanks so much everyone! I happen to have a (wonderful) techno-geek husband who finds all mentions of the book on the web--and this was an especially lovely one to stumble on!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Anna - Wow! Thanks for stopping by. What a thrill! Good luck with book - as you can see, you have a waiting audience!

Jenny Girl said...

I am also waiting on this book. The cover is just gorgeous and I love the story line

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I got this one for Mother's Day. Not only does it sound like a great novel, but the cover is gorgeous!