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The Lay of Lady Percival by Jennifer R. Povey
Publication Date: September 20, 2019
Publisher: Aitune Press
Persephone Caracti is a young Celtic woman living through the fall of the Roman Empire. As the eagles depart her lover, Arthur, leaves with them. He abandons her and their unborn child, only to return a few years later.
Now he is the one the Celts have chosen to lead them into battle. The pagan Celts demand that he marry a princess of Britain, but instead of choosing Persephone, who has his bastard child, he chooses the Christian Guinevere. This starts the compromise that builds Camelot but also sets the seeds of its fall.
As Guinevere proves unable to carry a child to term, Arthur chooses to acknowledge his bastard, Gwydion, but refuses to allow his ex lover to fight with them by virtue of her gender.
Persephone disguises herself as a man and earns her way into Arthur’s elite warband anyway, proving herself in and out of battle. She builds a strong friendship with young Galahad of Orkney, which almost blossoms into romance but not quite. The Saxons are defeated and Britain grows strong.
The seeds of disaster have already been sown. Morgan of Cornwall seduces Arthur, Guinevere has multiple affairs to take her mind off of her deteriorating marriage.
And Gwydion is never to be king of Britain.
Born in Nottingham, England, Jennifer R. Povey now lives in Northern Virginia, where she writes everything from heroic fantasy to stories for Analog. She has written a number of novels across multiple sub genres. Additionally, she is a writer, editor, and designer of tabletop RPG supplements for a number of companies. Her interests include horseback riding, Doctor Who and attempting to out-weird her various friends and professional colleagues.
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