Gawain and Lady Green by Anne Eliot Crompton

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"You love me, Lady Green. Even as I love you."


Gwyneth wasn't supposed to fall in love with Gawain. Not like this. Gawain was the May King-a sacrifice offered to the Goddess for a bountiful harvest in return. Gwyneth knows this. His fate has been decided by powers beyond her control. But the warmth of his touch and the taste of his lips have blurred the lines of what she knows to be true. Now Gwyneth is willing to risk everything to keep Gawain alive, even if it means losing him forever...


In truth, in very truth, I do...


"A famous knight must rely on a woman to comprehend the chivalric virtues in this subversive and deliciously witty feminist retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."

-Publisher's Weekly


"The book is unique in its presentation of Lady Green as a strong female character, and many teens will identify with the choice she made for love."

-School Library Journal


"In her fine reworking of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Crompton explores honesty, promise-keeping, honor, and the power of women. Recommended."

-Library Journal

 

About Anne Eliot Crompton

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Anne Eliot Crompton grew up in a college town in the 1940s, a time when women's roles in myth were less acknowledged than today. When she married and moved to the country to raise children and animals, she realized how much heavy lifting had been done by women throughout human history. Part of her life's work has been to shine light on their immense contribution to the human story. Having come full circle, she now lives in a college town in Vermont.
 
Published December 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks Fire. 213 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Crompton (the fanciful Merlin's Harp, 1995, etc.) returns with another skilled re-tooling of an Arthurian legend, here the set-to of Sir Gawain and that supernatural horror, the Green Knight.

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A famous knight must rely on a woman to comprehend the chivalric virtues in this subversive and deliciously witty feminist retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

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