Camelot's Queen

Nicole Evelina

Book Cover

GENRE

FANTASY ADVENTURE

    Core Theme

    LOYALTY AND LOVE CAN BE BOTH IMPRISONMENT AND FREEDOM

    TIME PERIOD

    17th Century or Earlier

    CHARACTER LIST

    • QUEEN GUINEVERE: 20. A SKILLFUL PRIESTESS AND BRILLIANT STRATEGIST.
    • KING ARTHUR: 22. KING OF BRITAIN AND THE FORCE THAT GUINEVERE MUST OVERCOME.
    • LANCELOT: 20. GUINEVERE'S SECRET LOVER.
    • MALEGANT: 25. BRUTAL KNIGHT WHO KIDNAPS GUINEVERE AND HOLDS HER CAPTIVE.

    Logline

    Game of Thrones meets The Mists of Avalon in the second book of the USA Today bestselling Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy. Guinevere is remembered for her affair with Lancelot, but it was King Arthur who betrayed her first, setting up a bitter enmity that would eventually cause her to seek comfort with Lancelot and sow the seeds of dissention within Camelot.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 35-54

    Target Gender: Female Leaning

    Setting

    England, Carlisle, Camelot, Devon, Avalon, Glastonbury

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: self-published

    Year Published: 2016

    Starting Description

    Forced into a marriage she didn’t anticipate or desire, Guinevere finds herself ruling and fighting alongside King Arthur as they try to subdue their enemies while their closest allies plot against them. One knight is obsessed with Guinevere, another seeks revenge, and Morgan has her eyes on the thr

    Ending Description

    When Guinevere is feared dead after being kidnapped/tortured by one of the knights, Arthur installs Morgan in her place, threatening Guinevere’s fragile sanity and driving her into the Lancelot’s arms. As the court turn on itself, it becomes clear that the quest for the Grail may not lead to peace, but end in death.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    No

    ISBN

    Information not completed

    Mature Audience Themes

    Extreme Violence, Incest, Nudity, Sexual Abuse

    Plot - Other Elements

    Twist

    Plot - Premise

    Quest

    Main Character Details

    Name: Guinevere

    Age: 20

    Gender: Female

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Complex, Perseverance, Skillful, Blunt, Badass, Beautiful, Confident, Educated, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Outspoken, Visionary, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Romantic, Strong Moral Code

    Additional Character Details

    Name: King Arthur

    Age: 22

    Gender: Male

    Role: Sidekick

    Key Traits: Honorable, Selfless, Skillful, Adventurous, Gracious, Decisive, Heartthrob, Patriotic, Badass, Confident, Leader, Complex, Heroic, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Masculine

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Lancelot

    Age: 20

    Gender: Male

    Role: tempter

    Key Traits: Gracious, Heartthrob, Heroic, Adventurous, Complex, Engaging, Honorable, Patriotic, Romantic, Seductive, Badass, Confident, Sexy, Beautiful, Charming, Faithful, Masculine, Strong Moral Code

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Malegant

    Age: 25

    Gender: Male

    Role: Antagonist

    Key Traits: Blunt, Charming, Crazy, Masculine, Villainous, Confident, Outspoken, Power-hungry, Secretive, Unapologetic, Criminal, Leader, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Aggressive

    Development Pitch

    Brief

    Set in the medieval period of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Camelot’s Queen is told through a new perspective –the much maligned matriarch of Camelot, Queen Guinevere. The traditional aspects of the story are contorted as Guinevere is presented as a gifted priestess with rare magical abilities, and a brilliant war strategist.

    What We Liked

    - Strong female lead, Guinevere is passionate and resilient
    - Fresh angle on a familiar story, including the love triangle between Guinevere, Arthur, and Lancelot
    - Explores war, sorcery, vengeance, political intrigue, treason, and conflicting religious sects
    - As a trilogy, plenty of material for adaptation/further installments.

    Synopsis

    Guinevere is a young woman in medieval England, widely regarded as a powerful and brilliant priestess with impressive magic abilities. She is married to King Arthur, bestowing upon her the title of High Queen of Britain. It is not a marriage of love, but one of opportunity, designed to strengthen the Kingdom. The marriage comes with a cost - she must forsake her love, Sir Lancelot, her husband’s most trusted knight.
    Upon commencement of her rule alongside King Arthur, they are battle-tested by a deadly Saxon army invasion. Guinevere must use her magic against the overpowering invaders. With little time to prepare, she devises a plan of attack, using a spell to alter the weather which catches the Saxons by surprise. The battle is fierce, but King Arthur and his knights
    prove victorious and recognize Queen Guinevere for her vital contribution to the war. Just as important, Lancelot is promoted as Guinevere’s primary guard and closest companion.
    Arthur announces to the Kingdom that Guinevere is pregnant with twins. But both die at birth, leaving the King devastated. He shuns her, and left unprotected, she is kidnapped by the treasonous Malegant, one of Arthur’s knights. He holds her captive and viciously abuses her during her imprisonment. She manages to escape just as Lancelot arrives to rescue her.
    Upon returning to Camelot, Guinevere discovers Arthur has remarried and has an heir to the throne. She returns to her true love, Lancelot. Jealous power-seekers expose them, and the couple are imprisoned. Without Arthur’s knowledge or authority, Guinevere is set to be burned at the stake by her enemies. As the flames engulf her, she calls upon her magic. Her supporters stage a rescue in time, leaving Guinevere and Lancelot free to leave the kingdom and start a new life together.

    About The Author

    Nicole Evelina is a prize-winning author of historical fiction, non-fiction and women's fiction. Her books have won more than 30 awards, including three Book of the Year honors.