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Reviewed by Jessa Larsen

Even as the powers of Camelot continue to grow, peace in Britain remains uncertain. With the quest for the Holy Grail, tensions have increased and the restless champions of the Round Table have begun to fade away. As a more volatile generation of new warriors begins to emerge, Guinevere quickly realizes that the greatest dangers to the crown lie not beyond the walls of Camelot but among those she loves the most.

When an undeniable spark ignites between Guinevere and Lancelot, their secret passion may prove to be Arthur’s undoing. With an unrelenting destiny bearing down upon her country and her king, Guinevere must draw upon her strong, fiery spirit for the courage to bring triumph out of tragedy.

Guinevere, The Legend in Autumn is the third and last in the Guinevere trilogy by Persia Woolley. We have seen Guinevere grow from a child into a young woman, and from a young woman into a fine queen. But even the queen is human and thus must deal with the ups and downs of life just like the rest of us. In this third installment we watch the unfolding of a relationship between Guinevere and Lancelot, Mordrid’s years in Arthur’s kingdom and the final show down between father and son. All the while, Guinevere must stand strong as a wife to her husband and a queen to her king and country.

I have always loved the mythology and legend of King Arthur and his men, but Persia Woolley’s portrayal of these people made me love them even more. Every character was so much more humanly relatable that I couldn’t help but love them, faults and all. I really felt for Guinevere as she was thrust into marriage and monarchy. All three books are must reads and will keep fans up long into the night.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Check out our review of the other two books in the trilogy, Child of the Northern Spring and Queen of the Summer Stars

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. She goes to school full time as an English major with a focus in creative writing. She likes anime and reads books and plays video games in her moments of spare time.

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