Witch of the North

Witch of the North

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
In an original treatment of the Arthurian legends and the sequel to In the Shadow of the Oak King, Morgan Le Fay blames Arthur's bloodline for killing her precious father and retaliates by placing a curse on Guenevere, rendering the queen childless.

Blackwell North Amer
On a day of darkest treachery, the Duke of Tintagel is killed in the name of Uther Pendragon, High King of the Britons - and his young daughter vows revenge. So begins Morgan's journey to independence, to a life of danger and desire....
Set in a world of Roman memories and Christian prayers, druid sacrifices and earth mother rites, here is Morgan's story as it has never been told before, seamlessly interwoven with Courtway Jones's masterful depiction of historical fifth-century England. It is the land of King Arthur...and of his beautiful half sister Morgan, a woman bound by blood and temperament to rule far from Camelot's walls.
Trained in the practical arts of healing by the fabled Lady of the Lake, bound in marriage to a rough-edged clan ruler, Morgan is forced to leave the man she loves for the northernmost reaches of England. There she will raise a family of sons not her own, whose bonds of loyalty to her will be like tempered steel. It is they who will help her establish a flourishing personal realm...while Arthur consolidates his position as High King and forms the legendary Round Table of Knights of the Grail.
Here is the most mysterious woman of the Arthurian legends - Morgan la Fey - brought marvelously alive in a novel as faithful to the original tale as it is to daily life in tribal England. Here is a woman as distinctive as the cat who rode with her on horseback...a woman who fought with sword and shield as deftly as Arthur's most celebrated knights...whose healing touch was deemed miraculous.
From a raucous Gaelic wedding to sensuous fertility rites, from the training of male and female soldiers to the smoky stench of a copper smelter on the river Usk, Courtway Jones has created a remarkable and vividly accurate panorama of an age. It was an era when a woman named Morgan became a legend that inspired writers for centuries - an undeniably real and timeless presence who is the heart of this glorious second volume of the Dragon's Heirs trilogy, WITCH OF THE NORTH.

& Taylor

Morgan Le Fay blames Arthur's bloodline for killing her precious father and retaliates by placing a curse on Guenevere, rendering the queen childless

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1992.
ISBN: 9780671734053
Branch Call Number: JON
Characteristics: xiii, 302 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Malory, Thomas Sir,15th cent.


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