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Author Bradshaw's Book Reviews

Hawk of May
Hawk of May is the first novel in a trilogy, the start of Gillian Bradshaw's retelling of the King Arthur story. When Uther, the Pendragon (high king) of Britain, dies without an heir, many of the British underkings scheme and fight to take his place, ignoring the danger of the ever encroaching Saxon immigrants. After Arthur, Uther's bastard son, enters the fray and seems to be winning, the others, among them the powerful King Lot, unite against him, ...
In Winter's Shadow
Malice combined with human frailty bring about the downfall of King Arthur. In Winter's Shadow, the final novel in Gillian Bradshaw's trilogy about the King Arthur legend, is written from the perspective of Queen Gwynhwyfar (i.e. Guinevere), Arthur's wife. Medraut comes to Camlann (Camelot) to destroy Arthur. As Arthur's nephew, he cannot be turned away. In actuality, he is the son of Arthur and his half-sister Morgawse (though Arthur did not know of ...
Kingdom of Summer
A servant of one of King Arthur's most trusted men helps thwart an evil plot. Kingdom of Summer is the second novel in Gillian Bradshaw's trilogy/interpretation of the King Arthur legend. Each book is presented from the viewpoint of a different character, in this case Rhys ap Sion, a servant of Gwalchmai ap Lot (the focus of the first novel, Hawk of May). Rhys first meets Gwalchmai (a son of a king, Arthur's nephew and a peerless cavalry warrior famed...
The Beacon at Alexandria
The Beacon at Alexandria is placed in the 293a.d. Roman Empire, and tells the story of Charis, an amazing young woman who dresses as a eunuch and travels to Alexandria to study her medicine; something she couldn't do if she was not dressed up as a man. Charis, who changes her name to Chariton, apprentices to a Jewish doctor in Alexandria, and learns the art well. After several years of studying, she is forced to leave Alexandria because of religious/po...

Bradshaw booklist

The Wolf Hunt
Tor, Jun 2002, 14.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0312875059 Marie Penthievre de Chalandrey enjoys her serene convent life as a novice. However, her idyllic existence ends when she learns her sibling died while on a Crusade and with her father still overseas she must leave her current abode to take up residency at the court of her guardian, the Duke of Normandy. Knights arrive to escort her to her new residence, but they are rivals of her guardian, owing all...
The Wrong Reflection
Ace, Sep 2003, 6.50, 368 pp. ISBN: 0441010970 Passerby Sandra Murray rescues an unconscious stranger from the river after his automobile plunges into the water after an accident. She learns from his identifications that his name is Paul Anderson and he works as an executive at Stellar Research, an R&D firm. When Paul awakens at the nearby hospital, he has no idea who he is or any memory of just about anything else. In spite of the amnesia, P...


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