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Book Title: Beloved Exile|
The author of the book: Parke Godwin
Edition: Avon Books
Date of issue: November 1st 1994
ISBN 13: 9780380775538
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The sequel to "Firelord." Guinevere tells her story after the Fall of Camelot. This woman is a queen, whose family line goes back centuries. Now nominally a Christian, the women of her family were once priestesses of Epona, with all the sexual priveleges that entailed. Daughter of a formidable king, it was she who taught young Arthur how to rule a kingdom.
Her story begins with the political challenges arising with the Arthur's death, and continues with betrayal, flight, and then capture and enslavement by the very Saxons Arthur fought so hard against.
No matter what her circumstances, Guinevere is a formidable woman. She has serious flaws, but over time she grows in wisdom and compassion, and finally returns to the land where she once ruled to take a final hand in the future of Britian.
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Read information about the authorParke Godwin was an American writer known for his lyrical yet precise prose style and sardonic humor. He was also known for his novels of legendary figures placed in realistic historical settings; his retelling of the Arthur legend (Firelord in 1980, Beloved Exile in 1984, and The Last Rainbow in 1985) is set in the 5th century during the collapse of the Roman empire, and his reinterpretation of Robin Hood (Sherwood, 1991, and Robin and the King, 1993) takes place during the Norman conquest and features kings William the Conqueror and William Rufus as major characters. His other well-known works include Waiting For The Galactic Bus (1988) and its sequel The Snake Oil Wars (1989), humorous critiques of American pop culture and religion.
Parke Godwin also worked as a radio operator, a research technician, a professional actor, an advertising man, a dishwasher and a maitre d' hotel.
Godwin's short fiction has appeared in several anthologies. His short story "Influencing the Hell out of Time and Teresa Golowitz," was the basis of an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone.
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