Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for The Once and Future Queen by Nicole Evelina. Subtitled Guinevere in Arthurian Legend, the book traces the evolution of the character of Guinevere in Arthurian legend from her Celtic roots to the present day, showing how the character changed along with the period’s views of women. It’s described as ‘a must-read book for Arthurian enthusiasts of every knowledge level’.
Click to here to read Nicole’s interview with Amy at Passages to the Past.
For US residents, there is a giveaway with a chance to win one of two paperback copies of The Once and Future Queen. To view the giveaway terms and conditions and enter, visit the tour page here. Entries close at 11:59pm EST on February 28th 2018. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the entry form.
About the Book
Guinevere’s journey from literary sinner to feminist icon took over one thousand years…and it’s not over yet.
Literature tells us painfully little about Guinevere, mostly focusing on her sin and betrayal of Arthur and Camelot. As a result, she is often seen as a one-dimensional character. But there is more to her story. By examining popular works of more than 20 authors over the last one thousand years, The Once and Future Queen shows how Guinevere reflects attitudes toward women during the time in which her story was written, changing to suit the expectations of her audience. Beginning in Celtic times and continuing through the present day, this book synthesizes academic criticism and popular opinion into a highly readable, approachable work that fills a gap in Arthurian material available to the general public.
Format: eBook, paperback (281 pp.) Publisher: Lawson Gartner
Published: 21st November 201 Genre: Literary Criticism, History
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About the Author
Nicole Evelina is a multi-award-winning historical fiction, romantic comedy and non-fiction writer, whose four novels have collectively won over 20 awards, including two Book of the Year designations (Daughter of Destiny by Chanticleer Reviews and Camelot’s Queen by Author’s Circle). Nicole is currently working on Mistress of Legend (2018), the final book in her Guinevere’s Tale trilogy.
As an armchair historian, Nicole researches her books extensively, consulting with biographers, historical societies and travelling to locations when possible. For example, she travelled to England twice to research the Guinevere’s Tale trilogy, where she consulted with internationally acclaimed author and historian Geoffrey Ashe, as well as Arthurian/Glastonbury expert Jaime George, the man who helped Marion Zimmer Bradley research The Mists of Avalon.
Nicole is a member of and book reviewer for The Historical Novel Society, as well as a member of the Historical Fiction Writers of America, International Arthurian Society – North American Branch, Romantic Novelists Association, Novelists, Inc., the St. Louis Writer’s Guild, Alliance of Independent Authors, the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Midwest Publisher’s Association.
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