Most helpful positive review
Powerful writing and a Tragic tone!
on November 13, 2002
This book truly makes one feel for poor Morgan. Her mother wouldn't care if she had her head nailed to a wall, her sister is perfect, and the only person who ever truly loved her, her father, was brutally murdered by the cruel Uther Pendragon! The same man who murdered her father weds her mother. Her mother, Iragraine the Beautiful, gives birth to baby Arthur. How Morgan hates the baby. Iragraine loves him more than Morgan or her older sister Morgause. Time comes when Morgan Must flee her home with Morgause, her nurse, and a handsome youth with big blue eyes named Thomas. Morgan always felt something for Thomas ever since she was a little girl. When she learns he will die in battle, she panics. Why should one so innocent and pure of heart die in a king's pathetic battle? Uther Pendragon is dead and all the other men who want power are determined to win the throne, and the queen, Queen Iragraine! Morgan heals her nurse with her Druid stone. She found the stone the day her mother had surrendered to Uther Pendragon. The day she had encountered the fearsome sorcerer Merlin. Morgan Feared Merlin and despised the very Idea of being a sorcerer. One day, at Her Nurses home Cear Ongowyn, Morgan awakens in the middle of the night. She had received a calling. She knows she must go to Avalon. The packs her provisions and saddles up Thomas' pony Annie. On the way to Avalon, she meets a horrible night that tries to abduct her. His squire rushes over and it is none other than Thomas! Annie springs to Morgan's defense and the Knight lops off the pony's head. then the night tries to Hurt Thomas and Morgan could stand no more. she touches her milperve, the druid stone, and screams, "Death to the knight!" and the knight falls down dead. Thomas and Morgan travel to Avalon together. There Morgan learns how to be a fay and meets her Mother, though her title Iragraine the Beautiful is know a Mockery. Morgan sends Thomas away because she feared that her love for him with cause him harm. Morgan hears much about fate and hates it. She leave Avalon and goes back to Cear Ongwyn and her nurse passes away and Morgause goes off to find a sweetheart. Morgan prepares the palace for Thomas and he comes to Cear Morgana, Morgan's name for the palace. He doesn't like Morgan never letting him do anything on his own and grabs The milperve away for her and the palace melts away. And nothing can prepare Morgan for what came next, though both her and Thomas knew it would happen!