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Beloved Exile

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    Parke Godwin(Author)

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Guinevere, the widow of King Arthur, with the aid of Lancelot, Gareth, and Bedivere, attempts to unite her people in the wake of the chaos that follows Arthur's death--only to be betrayed and sold into servitude.

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  • PDF | 424 pages
  • Parke Godwin(Author)
  • Avon Books; Reprint edition (31 Dec. 1994)
  • English
  • 10
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  • By H. M. Wiseman on 7 May 2012

    In Firelord, Arthur tells his story from his deathbead, while in Beloved Exile Guinevere tells her surprising story of the next forty years. In Beloved Exile, more so than in Firelord, Godwin's imagination is free to run. The result is interesting, but with less of the high drama of Firelord.In both novels Godwin explores the difference between British and Saxon societies: the former being aristocratic, kin-based, honour-bound, poetic and chivalric; the latter much more democratic, land-based, law-bound, prosaic and pedestrian. These are stereotypes, for sure, but it gives the novels a sense that something is at stake in the struggle between the two societies.Godwin's portrait of Guenevere as a woman of power is compelling. Her power comes from her intelligence, pragmatism, and royal birth (unlike in lesser novels where she is often portrayed as a warrior-princess, or mystical priestess, or girl-next-door).

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