Mistress of Legend

Book Cover

ACTION EPIC FOLKTALE HISTORICAL FICTION WAR ADVENTURE DRAMA FANTASY ROMANCE SUSPENSE / THRILLER

17th Century or Earlier

Nicole Evelina

Logline

Game of Thrones meets The Mists of Avalon in the final book of the USA Today bestselling Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy. Legend says Guinevere ended her days in a convent, but that is not true; after the fall of Camelot she led the Votadini of southern Scotland in an epic historical battle against the Saxons that would define the future of Britain.

Genre

Action, Epic, Folktale, Historical Fiction, War, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

England, Scotland, Edinburgh, Camelot, Avalon, Carlisle, Glastonbury

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Having escaped death at the stake, Guinevere longs for a peaceful life with Lancelot, but finds herself back in Camelot where the people’s loyalty is divided between Arthur and his son. In the wake of the civil war that leaves Camelot’s throne vacant, Guinevere flees north to her mother’s homeland.

Ending Description

The quiet life Guinevere desires is just beginning when she is once again thrust into an unexpected position of power. Charged with ending an invasion that could exterminate her tribe and turn Britain over to the Saxons, Guinevere must try to save the people she loves and is sworn to protect.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-0996763257

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Guinevere

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Heroic, Visionary, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Confident, Faithful, Honorable, Romantic, Unapologetic, Engaging, Outspoken, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Elga

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Leader, Outspoken, Perseverance, Aggressive, Beautiful, Secretive, Villainous, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Evina

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Villainous, Perseverance, Power-hungry, Badass, Complex, Confident, Outspoken, Patriotic, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Decisive, Leader, Manipulative, Crazy, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Lancelot

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Complex, Faithful, Gracious, Perseverance, Sexy, Skillful, Confident, Empathetic, Engaging, Heartthrob, Beautiful, Charming, Honorable, Romantic, Heroic, Masculine, Strong Moral Code

Logline

Game of Thrones meets The Mists of Avalon in the final book of the USA Today bestselling Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy. Legend says Guinevere ended her days in a convent, but that is not true; after the fall of Camelot she led the Votadini of southern Scotland in an epic historical battle against the Saxons that would define the future of Britain.

Short Summary

Having escaped death at the stake, Guinevere longs for a peaceful life with Lancelot, but finds herself back in Camelot where the people’s loyalty is divided between Arthur and his son. In the wake of the civil war that leaves Camelot’s throne vacant, Guinevere flees north to her mother’s homeland.


The quiet life Guinevere desires is just beginning when she is once again thrust into an unexpected position of power. Charged with ending an invasion that could exterminate her tribe and turn Britain over to the Saxons, Guinevere must try to save the people she loves and is sworn to protect.

Development Pitch

After the runaway success of Game of Thrones, television is hungry for the next big fantasy series. It can be found in the USA Today bestselling saga The Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy. Mistress of Legend, the final book in the series, does what few other Arthurian tales have dared: show Guinevere’s life post-Camelot in a nontraditional way. She will not cower in a convent, repenting of her sins until death claims her. That ending may have been fine for a medieval audience, but modern TV/movie viewers expect and deserve more…and so does Guinevere. She is a woman of action with a life to live and a country to save, for in the wake of the battle between Arthur and Mordred, Britain has been left leaderless with warring factions vying for control of Camelot. Seeking allies, Guinevere heads to her mother’s homeland in southern Scotland, the seat of the Votadini tribe. But even there, she cannot escape her past, and when the ruling leader sees her as a threat, Guinevere begins an adventure that literally becomes a fight for her life. This is Guinevere at her strongest, with the wisdom of age and experience on her side and nothing left to lose. She will not go quietly into that dark night, and neither should her legend. After generations of being remembered only as a sinner, showing her final years as a warrior would help her take her rightful place among Camelot’s kings and knights, and give women of all ages—not just the youthful queens—a lasting model of dignity and strength.

About The Author

Nicole Evelina is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and women’s fiction whose six books have won more than 40 awards, including four Book of the Year designations. Nicole was named Missouri’s Top Independent Author by Library Journal and Biblioboard as the winner of the Missouri Author Project in 2018. Her fiction tells the stories of strong women from history and today, with a focus on biographical historical fiction, while her non-fiction focuses on women’s history, especially sharing the stories of unknown or little-known figures. Nicole’s writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Independent Journal, Curve Magazine and numerous historical publications. You can find her online at http://nicoleevelina.com/.

Core Theme

Quest

Characters

Main Character

Name: Guinevere

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Heroic, Visionary, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Confident, Faithful, Honorable, Romantic, Unapologetic, Engaging, Outspoken, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Elga

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Leader, Outspoken, Perseverance, Aggressive, Beautiful, Secretive, Villainous, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Skillful

Character 2

Name: Evina

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Villainous, Perseverance, Power-hungry, Badass, Complex, Confident, Outspoken, Patriotic, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Decisive, Leader, Manipulative, Crazy, Secretive

Character 3

Name: Lancelot

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Complex, Faithful, Gracious, Perseverance, Sexy, Skillful, Confident, Empathetic, Engaging, Heartthrob, Beautiful, Charming, Honorable, Romantic, Heroic, Masculine, Strong Moral Code

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