Gosh, it’s been such a long time since I did one of these. I probably added more than 100 books on my Goodreads TBR when I should really be trying to knock off the ones I know I’ll never ever read. Guess I’ll have to do that at some point, but for now I think I’ll just let it be.
Goodreads Monday, is a weekly meme by Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog.
To participate, just choose a random book from your Goodreads TBR and show it off. For this meme, I’ll be focusing on a random book that I don’t own (hardcopy or ebooks) on my Goodreads “want-to-read” page.
Publication Date: September 4th 2018
Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Pages: Hardcover 527
Mists of Avalon meets Philippa Gregory in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin.
Intelligent, passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable heroine of The Lost Queen, a tale of conflicted loves and survival set against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history, Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever.
Together with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence. When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of Christianity. As Rhydderch’s wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she holds dear.
The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the center of the most enduring legends of all time.
This book sounds awesomely thrilling and fun. I don’t remember how I found out about it, but I’ll read anything with magic, queens, warriros and Scotland. I have been in love with Scotland for a long time and it’s one of my top travel/dream destinations. One of these days I’ll make it there, but for now, I’m just going to have to visit Scotland through books.
Have any of you read this book/series? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
So, what’s on your Goodreads Monday this week?