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*Possible Spoilers for The Guinevere Deception*
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Series: Camelot Rising #2
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.
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? Read More.
About the Author
Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award-winning author of the And I Darken trilogy, The Paranormalcy trilogy, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, Slayer, TheGuinevere Deception, and many other novels. Kiersten lives with her family in sunny San Diego, California, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows.
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.25
After waiting months to read The Guinevere Deception which ultimately lead to being a disappointment due to the way I’d hyped it up in my own head, I am happy to report that I enjoyed the sequel, The Camelot Betrayal, much more.
In this book we continue to follow Guinevere as she navigates her new role as Queen of Camelot while dark forces work against her and she beings to questions who she really is.
My biggest problem with book one was the lack of action and the fact that barely anything noteworthy happened. That was definitely not a problem in this sequel as we get a side quest just a couple of chapters into the book as well as a pretty interesting plot-point regarding Guinevere’s sister and the book even ends on a cliff-hanger compelling enough to make me want to read the sequel.
And just like with the first my favourite aspects of this book remains to be the characters and their relationships with one another: the friendship dynamics between Guinevere, her lady maids, Lancelot etc, (Brangaine,
idk how to spell her name, became a favourite in the first chapter), the f/f side romance, Guinevere and her sister, and also her relationship with Arthur!
I think what I most like about Guinevere’s romance with Arthur, besides the fact that they’re literal rays of royal sunshine, is that they seem their age. When they’re together they really do feel like two teenagers despite the fact they’re the literal king and queen and I love that.
Overall I did enjoy this sequel much more and I think part of that is because I knew what to expect this time around and I am very grateful I was able to read it in advance.
Threats could be vanquished or disarmed, but questions lingered as long as wounds. And with no answers, she had no way to heal them.
Did everyone feel such sadness thinking back on who they had been?
It was the cruellest thing Mordred had done yet, making her miss him instead of hate him.
Men are problems unto themselves and rarely solutions.
We are existing independent of them, and that is enough reason for some men to hate us.