What if King Arthur's queen was every bit as heroic as he was? Find out by immersing yourself in this epic story of the power couple whose courage and conviction would shape the destiny of a nation.
Gyan is a Caledonian chieftainess by birth, a warrior and leader of warriors by training, and she is betrothed to Urien, a son of her clan's deadliest enemy, by right of Arthur the Pendragon's conquest of her people. For the sake of peace, Gyan is willing to sacrifice everything...perhaps even her very life, if her foreboding about Urien proves true.
Roman by his father, Brytoni by his mother, and denied hereditary rulership of his mother's clan because of his mixed blood, Arthur has followed his father's path to become Dux Britanniarum, the Pendragon: supreme commander of the northern Brytoni army. The Caledonians, Scots, Saxons, and Angles keep him too busy to dwell upon his loneliness...most of the time.
When Gyan and Arthur meet, each recognize within the other their soul's mate. The treaty has preserved Gyan's ancient right to marry any man, providing he is a Brytoni nobleman—but Arthur does not qualify. And the ambitious Urien, Arthur's greatest political rival, shall not be so easily denied. If Gyan and Arthur cannot prevent Urien from plunging the Caledonians and Brytons back into war, their love will be doomed to remain unfulfilled forever.
But there is an even greater threat looming. The Laird of the Scots wants their land and will kill all who stand in his way. Gyan, Arthur, and Urien must unite to defeat this merciless enemy who threatens everyone they hold dear.
Exciting, Epic Adventure!
The story of Arthur and Guinevere told as never before, Dawnflight is epic!
Chieftainess Gyanhumera, leader of Caledonia, is betrothed to ensure peace and strenghten the bonds between clans. Soon she realizes her heart belongs not to her betrothed, but to the Pendragon--Arthur.
Will she follow her heart and face the possibility of war?
Packed full of action, with great attention to the detail of that time period, I commend Ms. Headlee for her beautiful work and highly recommend this novel to those who love the magic and lore of Arthurian legends.
I look forward to reading more in this series!
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If I were prone to exaggeration, I would say The Dragon's Dove Chronicles (of which DAWNFLIGHT is the first installment) is the most important contribution to the Arthurian Legends of all time.
However, I don't exaggerate. And the kind folks at the Air Force Academy drummed out of me any propensity to lie, cheat or steal, too. So you can trust me when I tell you that The Dragon's Dove Chronicles is the most important contribution to the Arthurian corpus since Marion Zimmer Bradley's MISTS OF AVALON.