Kingdom of Summer (Down the Long Wind, Book 2)

By Gillian Bradshaw

Unique booklet: 1981

"[An] enticing mixture of heritage, legend, and romance."

-Publisher's Weekly starred review

"A fast moving Arthurian novel with wide appeal."

-Historical Novels Review

On the trail towards greatness, even a hero makes mistakes.

Armed together with his magical sword and otherworldly horse, Gwalchmai proves himself the main feared and trustworthy warrior of Arthur's noble fans. yet whereas protecting the dominion, he commits a grave offense opposed to the lady he loves, best her to vanish from his existence and hang-out his memories.

With his depended on servant, Rhys, a common sense peasant, Gwalchmai attempts to discover her within the nation of summer season, the place Arthur has despatched him. yet an unforeseen and so much malevolent strength of evil and darkness is loose-that of his mom, the witch-queen Morgawse-and Gwalchmai reveals that the secrets and techniques of his previous may well deny him peace...

In the second one booklet of Gillian Bradshaw's seriously acclaimed trilogy, Sir Gawain involves lifestyles as Gwalchmai, startlingly human but beautifully heroic.

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"Compelling...splendid...vibrant...exhilirating, a unique seduces us into accepting sorcery and sanctity in King Arthur's England."

-New York occasions publication Review

"Courage, darkness, magic, cruelty and kindness, justice and liberation...all the issues that you've come to enjoy within the stories of King Arthur and his courageous knights."

-Yankee Romance Reviewers

"This attractive and mesmerizing retelling of the Arthur legend will attract adults and more youthful readers alike."

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Maelgwn says not anything extra. The mountains are appealing, within the spring. ” “Indeed? ” Gwalchmai didn't answer. “We spent the afternoon along with your brother, Rhys and that i. chances are you'll sign up for us subsequent time, rather than driving in regards to the mountains by myself. ” Gwalchmai seemed up sharply. “With Medraut? What have been you doing with Medraut? ” “Playing the harp, in most cases. He talked a deal approximately you. ” Rhuawn paused, then went on, rigorously, “Cousin, i don't imagine your brother is familiar with a lot in regards to the doings of the remainder of your loved ones, and he speaks as if you have been as soon as shut.

I clutched it not easy to prevent my palms shaking, and that i shouted, “If you will want this again, come and take it from me! ” Silence. The mountains lay eco-friendly and nonetheless throughout. Then, off on one hillside got here a flash of movement. I pulled up the spear element. top use it as a thrusting spear, in order to not waste it. The flow got here back, then resolved itself right into a determine working down the slope during the timber. The runner burst into the open on the foot of the slope, and moved quickly onto the line, and that i desired to sit at the street and snigger, or, on the other hand, weep.

I had never…well, she made me think an excellent factor, yet I had no suggestion that she may possibly suppose, too. God forgive me, yet i needed to take pleasure in myself and provides not anything. ” Gwalchmai gave my father a instantly, fierce glance, then unclenched his fingers, rubbed them jointly and went on. “I went and talked to Bran of Llys Ebrauc. It used to be a very good wrestle of phrases. He stored suggesting or hinting lethal insults, and that i stored twisting them approximately into undemanding questions or innocuous reviews, and either one of us hinted on the political implications unceasingly.

A curse? now not, i assumed, within the experience of a few black spell just like the one who had approximately killed Eivlin. however the lady were his mom, and he had by no means come to phrases along with her, and now he had murdered her and not may perhaps. Morgawse, useless. I remembered her poor eyes and gentle voice. Darkness, nonetheless current, threatened no much less savagely with Morgawse of Orcade useless. The door of the hut used to be flung open, and that i began of my brooding to work out Rhuawn. He stared again, astonished, then grinned. “Rhys! you're secure, then.

She was once donning blue, and the wind stuck at her hair in order that she seemed like a feather blown on a shiny gale. My partners stared at her. I had now not informed them approximately her, afraid that they may make jokes, and that to the inaccurate humans. “She drew rein at the street, and her mare champed on the bit and sidled in the direction of the financial institution. She patted its shoulder with one skinny hand. “‘So you're going,’ she stated. “‘I am going,’ I responded, angrier than ever simply because she was once so appealing and so bold. ‘By your brother’s order.

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