Welcome back for another arc review! This time around, I have finished The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White. This is the sequel to The Guinevere Deception, so be sure to check that one out first!
The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White, exploring the nature of self, the inevitable cost of progress, and, of course, magic and romance and betrayal so epic Queen Guinevere remains the most famous queen who never lived.
EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom’s influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet every night, dreams of darkness and unknowable power plague her.
Guinevere might have accepted her role, but she still cannot find a place for herself in all of it. The closer she gets to Brangien, pining for her lost love Isolde, Lancelot, fighting to prove her worth as Queen’s knight, and Arthur, everything to everyone and thus never quite enough for Guinevere–the more she realizes how empty she is. She has no sense of who she truly was before she was Guinevere. The more she tries to claim herself as queen, the more she wonders if Mordred was right: she doesn’t belong. She never will.
When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real Guinevere’s younger sister. Is her deception at an end? And who is she really deceiving–Camelot, or herself?
Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!
This book is everything I wanted out of the sequel to The Guinevere Deception. I love a good Arthurian retelling and this series is definitely not disappointing.
We picked up right where the first book left off, with action after action. This book reads so fast, because there is just always something going on.
As this series continues, it has been a real pleasure to get to learn more about Guinevere and Arthur. Never mind all the outstanding supporting cast. I think I may actually love Lancelot and Brangien more than the main characters.
The writing style is also something that makes this book a pleasure to read. I had a hard time putting this book down once I really got into it.
If you have not read The Guinevere Deception, start NOW! If you have read it, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and pick up The Camelot Betrayal and immerse yourself into the world of Camelot, you will not regret it!
Now when does the third book come out? Asking for a friend 😛
Title: The Camelot Betrayal
Author: Kiersten White
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
Have you read The Guinevere Deception? Do you like retellings? If so, which one has been your favorite?
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