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by Cheryl Carpinello
Finalist Pre-Teen Literature: Dan Poynter’s 2011 Global Ebook Awards.
At the dawn of Camelot, one young girl is about to take her place beside the greatest king in England’s history.
She is a mere child of twelve. But in these medieval days, this is
the age when childish things must be put away and greater
responsibilities accepted–all in preparation for a betrothal of
For young Lady Guinevere, on the advent of her thirteenth Birth
Day, the whole idea is quite unbearable. After all, what could be better
than spending her youth playing with her best friend Cedwyn, roaming
the grounds around the castle looking for mythical creatures or hunting
However, the wizard Merlyn–her teacher and friend–knows that
destiny has a way of catching up with a person. His arrival sets in
motion a series of events that will lead Guinevere to her destiny
whether she is ready for it or not.
“Most people are familiar with the story of King Arthur, his Lady Guinevere, and her Knight Lancelot. What author Cheryl Carpinello has done in “Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend” is spin a fascinating story of the child Guinevere who on the advent of her thirteenth birth day is being presented with the responsibilities of becoming betrothed in marriage. Having to give up playing with her friend Cedwyn, playing on the grounds of the castle, and engaging in the usual childhood pastimes and pursuits is something young Guinevere is loathed to do. But with the aide of her teacher and friend Merlyn the Wizard, Guinevere embarks upon her destiny whether she wants to or not! Also available in an ebook edition, “Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend” is a deftly written and thoroughly entertaining story that will delight and engage young readers from beginning to end, making it a highly recommended addition to school and community library collections.” —Midwest Review
“In this intro to the lore of Camelot, a spirited young Guinevere struggles to accept her destiny. As author Carpinello spins this tale, her writing sparkles. Guinevere and Cedwyn endear with their sincerity and spontaneity.” —BlueInk Review
Exciting new children’s author Cheryl Carpinello can now be added to the writers recreating the Legend of Arthur for new generations with Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend.” —Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., author of the award-winning novel Narrow Lives and The Children of King Arthur.